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Nadine Fricke

Published: Wednesday, March 6, 2013 11:33 a.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, March 6, 2013 11:55 a.m. CDT

Nadine Fricke, 93, of State Center, formerly of Baxter, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at the State Center Nursing and Rehab Center in State Center.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 8, at the Baxter Community Center in Baxter. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 9, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 206 First Ave. S., State Center, Iowa. Burial will be in the Restland Cemetery in Baxter.

Nadine Nellie Fricke was born on Dec. 3, 1919, to Merle and Mary (Miller) Warner in Rural Jasper County. She attended Baxter Community Schools and graduated in 1940. Nadine married Frederick Fricke on May 22, 1940, and they resided northwest of Baxter where they farmed together and raised their family. Nadine was a member of St. John Lutheran Church. She enjoyed spending time with her family, gardening and fishing. 

Those left to cherish Nadine’s loving memories are her children, Shirley (Dave) Norton, Fred (Hazel) Fricke, Kathy (Ken) Potter and Dale (Kathy) Fricke; nine grandchildren, Lori (Mike) Cross, Duane Norton, Mike Fricke, Debbie (Larry) Gilmore, Krista (Matt) Berthusen, Brian (Stacia) Potter, Todd (Lori) Fricke, Marcus (Cheryl) Fricke and Eric Fricke; 13 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Pat Horsman, Catherine Osborn and Margie Loupee; three brothers, Richard Warner, Robert Warner and Ronald Warner and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Nadine was preceded in death by her parents; husband; grandson Charles Lee Fricke; sister Donna; and brothers Frank, Edward, Commodore and Gerald.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the family so they may distribute memorials in Nadine’s name to various local organizations. Fredregill Family Funeral Home in Baxter has been entrusted with the care of Nadine and her family.

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