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Grace Frey

Highland |

Grace F. Frey, age 84 of Highland, IL, died Saturday, August 20, 2022, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Breese, IL.

She was born on Wednesday, December 15, 1937, in St. Rose, IL, the daughter of Henry and Eugenia (nee Middeke) Von Hatten.

On Saturday, June 16, 1962, she married Clarence R. Frey at St. Paul Catholic Church, Highland, IL, who passed away on Friday, November 7, 2014.

She was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church and Ladies Auxiliary to the Knights of Columbus, Highland, Illinois.

Grace was born in St. Rose, IL. She grew up on the family farm at St. Rose; in the 5th or 6th grade, the family moved to Highland. She graduated from St. Paul High School. Then she attended St. John's Nursing School in Springfield, IL. Known as an excellent nurse, she first worked for Dr. Hediger and then for Dr. Heineman. She finished her career at St. Joseph's Hospital where she was a Patient Care Coordinator, a Trauma Nurse Specialist, and an Emergency Room Supervisor, retiring at the age of 72. Grace enjoyed going to the Casino Queen. She liked playing Euchre and cards with family and friends, as well as socializing with the neighbors. She was devoted to her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include: Children - Todd A. Frey, Breese, IL; Tracy D. (Randy) Richter, Breese, IL; Tammi L. (Scott) Korte, Highland, IL; Grandchildren - Kristina S. (J.R.) Maxfield, Lake Saint Louis, MO; Kathryn S. (Billy) Stiegemeier, Troy, IL; Brenndon C. (Fiancee - Tori Brokering) Richter, Breese, IL; Baylee K. Richter, Breese, IL; Shayne S. (Fiancee - Katie Volker) Korte, Highland, IL; Zackery W. Korte, Highland, IL; Lexie C. Korte, Highland, IL; Great Grandchildren - Eliza B. Maxfield, Lake Saint Louis, MO; Maverick A. Maxfield, Lake Saint Louis, MO; Aiden L. Stiegemeier, Troy, IL.

She was preceded in death by: Father - Henry Von Hatten - Died 5/22/1963; Mother - Eugenia (nee Middeke) Von Hatten - Died 1/31/1977; Husband - Clarence R. "Sled" Frey - Died 11/07/2014; Sisters - Johanna A. Linenfelser - Died 4/17/2010; Alvina M. Schroeder - Died 4/02/1994; Clara I. Dubach - Died 4/25/2009; Imogene "Emmie" Stallard Walter - Died 1/18/2013; Brothers - Eugene J. "Gene" Von Hatten - Died 11/07/1996; Norbert J. Von Hatten - Died 12/24/2010.

Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Monday, August 29, 2022, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL, and from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM on Tuesday, August 30, 2022, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.

Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, August 30, 2022, at St. Paul Catholic Church in Highland, IL, with Rev. Fr. Pat G. Jakel, Pastor, officiating.

Interment will be at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Highland, IL.

Memorial contributions may be made as Masses, St. Joseph Hospital, or Alzheimer's Association.


Obit Provided By:
Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home

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