Ira "Lee" Frick, 75, of Keithsburg, IL, died Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at his home. Services are 10:30 a.m., Monday, December 16, 2013 at First Christian Church in Keithsburg. Burial is in Greenmound Cemetery where military services will be conducted. Visitation is 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the church. Memorials may be left to the First Christian Church and Keithsburg Volunteer Fire and Ambulance. Online condolences can be made at www.fippingerfuneralhome.com.
He was born October 2, 1938 in Aledo, IL to James and Elaine Whitehall Frick. He graduated from Keithsburg High School in 1956. He served in the U.S. Air Forces from 1957-1961. He married Lois Ferguson in 1957 and later married Donna DeClerck Hardin in 1980.
Lee farmed in the Keithsburg area all his life, did custom baling, harvesting and was a Dekalb Seed salesman for 50 years.
He was a member of the First Christian Church in Keithsburg, NRA and a former member of the Keithsburg Lions Club. He served on the Westmer School Board for six years.
Survivors include one daughter: Renee Harfst and Russ of Aledo, IL; three sons: Rodney Frick and Cathy of Seaton, IL; Rory Frick and Sheila of Aledo, IL; Randy and Kelly Frick of Alexis, IL; 14 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; and one special friend: Rosie Stull; one niece: Sonja Kyzer; three nephews: Dennis, Jeffrey and Michael Hall, all of South Carolina and his dog: Moose.
Lee was preceded in death by his parents and one sister: JoAnn Frick Hall.
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Sunday, December 15th, 2013, 2:00pm - 5:00pm, Keithsburg First Christian Church
Monday, December 16th, 2013, 10:30am, Keithsburg First Christian Church