Jeanne Frerichs, 95, long a resident of St. Anthony Park, more recently of Roseville, died June 30, 2022. She was born Feb. 3, 1927, in Red Wing, to Adolph and Elsie Opsahl. She graduated from Red Wing High School in 1944 and from St. Olaf College in 1948.
Jeanne was married Dec. 26, 1948, to Wendell Frerichs, a fellow St. Olaf grad who was a student at Luther Seminary. After Wendell graduated in 1951, he served parishes in Cleveland, Ohio, and Stevens Point, Wis. In 1956 the family moved to Basel, Switzerland for Wendell’s graduate work.
In 1958 they moved to St. Paul, where Wendell served on the faculty of Luther Seminary. The family spent one year each in Oxford, England, and Collegeville, on sabbaticals. In later years Wendell and Jeanne spent a sabbatical year in Hamburg, Germany. After the children were older, Jeanne worked in development at Luther Seminary.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wendell, and daughter, Rachel Larson. She is survived by daughters, Wendy Bachman (Amery, Wis.) and Heidi Frerichs (Hammond, Wis.); sons Grant Frerichs (Almont, Colo.) and Daniel (Monika) Frerichs of Hammond, Wis.; and son-in-law Jim Larson (St. Anthony Park); six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Her service was held July 9 at St. Timothy Lutheran Church.