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Information for Howard Russell Frickey

15 March, 1924 - 1 August, 1996

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

4 August, 1996
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Howard Frickey

    Howard R. Frickey, 72, of Nampa, went to be with his Lord on Thursday, August 1, 1996.  He died at a Boise hospital from natural causes.  Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, August 6, 1996, at the Zion Lutheran church, 404 Nectarine St.  Rev. Michael Schumacher, pastor of the church will officiate.  Burial will follow at the hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.
    Services are under the direction of the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
    Howard R. Frickey was born on March 15, 1924, in Bridgeport, Nebraska, the son of John and Letha Frickey.  At age 10 he and his family moved to Nampa where he was reared and attended schools.  During his teenage years Howard and a couple of his close friends played in a country western band.  They played at many country western dances and also had a Saturday night radio program on KFXD.  It was during these teenage years that he met his girlfriend and soon to be wife, Lila Marie Ferrenburg.  They were married at Mt. Home, Idaho, on Sept. 27, 1940, and they have been lifelong companions since.  From this union they were gifted with one son, David E. Frickey.  Howard was a heavy equipment operator and his first job was running a D8 Cat building the road that is now known as 12th Avenue in Nampa.  He spent 2 years in Alaska operating heavy equipment.  He then returned to Nampa and went into business with his brother, Jack, developing desert entries into farmland until he retired.  Howard enjoyed the outdoors.  He enjoyed camping, fishing and hunting with his family.  He enjoyed taking his yearly deer hunting trip with his son and daughter-in-law, David and Louise, and his grandson, Ken.  One of Howard's favorite pastimes was sitting in his shop and visiting with his friends.
    Howard was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Nampa.  Howard's family will miss him greatly.
    He is survived by his wife,  Lila M. Frickey, Nampa; his son and daughter-in-law, David and Louise Frickey, Caldwell; grandson and his wife, Ken and Sylvia Frickey; granddaughter and her husband, Daynna and Gary Hill.  Howard was also blessed with five great grandchildren, Krystal and Jacob Frickey and Sarah, Keysha and Christian Hill; his younger brother and his wife, Paul and Marion Frickey; his older sister and her husband, Marjorie and Ed Thornburgh; his sister-in-law, Betty Frickey, and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, 5 brothers, Marshall, James, Virgil, Donald and Jack, and 2 sisters, Dorothy Kurtz and Evelyn Frickey.
    Friends may call at the Alsip Funeral Chapel on Sunday and Monday from 9 a.m. to 9 .m.
    The family suggests memorials to Zion Lutheran School, 1012 12th Ave. So., Nampa, ID, 83686, or flowers may be sent.
    "Howard, we will all miss you and look forward to seeing you again."

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