Lila Frerichs

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Lila L. Frerichs, nee Elam, 87, of Swansea, IL, born January 12, 1935, in Vandalia, IL, died Sunday, February 27, 2022, at her residence.

She was preceded in death by her former husband and father of her children, Robert Frerichs; her parents, Alfred and Myrtle, nee Hunter, Elam; and six siblings, Lyle Elam, Fairy Pryor, Danny (Charlene) Elam, Lloyd (Pearl) Elam, Floyd (Doris) Elam, and Robert (Marsha) Elam; and a brother-in-law, William Frerichs.

Surviving are three children, Karen Frerichs, David (Lauren) Frerichs, and Timothy Frerichs; two grandchildren, Michael Frerichs and Ryan Frerichs; a sister, Lu Breuchaud; a brother, Dean Elam; two sisters-in-law, Doris Elam and Mary Frerichs; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to St. Mark Lutheran Church, Belleville, IL.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 5, 2022, at St. Mark Lutheran Church, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 5, 2022, at St. Mark Lutheran Church, Belleville, IL, with Pastor Brian Robison officiating.

Burial will be at a later date.



3 Comments on Lila Frerichs

Nancy Kannaley Howard said : Guest Report Sep 15, 2022 at 9:41 PM

Karen, David and Tim; my sympathy to you all. Your mother was a blessing ! Love to you all

  • Glasgow
  • KY
Todd Eschman said : Guest Report Mar 07, 2022 at 4:12 PM

Tim, Karen, David ... I'm sorry to be learning so late of your mom's passing. She was a wonderful and hard-working lady. Please accept my sympathies.

  • IL
Mr. & Mrs.Robert Faries, & Family said : Guest Report Mar 04, 2022 at 9:59 PM

Dear Karen, Tim, Dave & Lauren, & Mike & Ryan, We pray that the Holy Spirit will wrap each of you within His tender love and peace now and always. Jesus promises that just as we will see Him again, in the same way, we who are reborn in Christ, can also look forward to being reunited with each other forever. Aunt Lila sponsored me in my baptism, & helped start me my journey of faith. She always served with a humble heart, and loved fiercely. I am so grateful to have been a part of her very loved family! Love always, Barb & Bob Faries, & the Faries Family “So you have sorrow now, but I will see you again; then you will rejoice, and no one can rob you of that joy.” John 16:22

  • Carterville
  • IL

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