Randy “Rug” Frein

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Randy D. “Rug” Frein, 66, of New Athens, IL, born July 31, 1955, in East St. Louis, IL, died Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at his residence.

Mr. Frein worked for the Illinois Department of Transportation in the highway maintenance department. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, loved music, and could always be found working on a project, whether it was building or fixing. Rug was a U. S. Army veteran.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Wanda, nee Dixon, Frein; and a sister, Shelia Pour.

Surviving are his wife, Cheryl Selvey-Frein;
two daughters, Tanya (Tim) Loos and Pamela Frein (LV Randall);
six grandchildren, Jarek Frein, Isaiah Loos, Parish Allen, Tareq Allen, Olivia Allen, and Kendall Randall;
a great-grandchild, Londyn Allen;
two sisters, Sandra Mechler and Sharon Beans (Fred Trevino);
a brother, Danny (Cheryl) Frein;
a sister-in-law, Gloria Selvey;
a brother-in-law, Terri Smith;
his brother from another mother and beloved friend, Jim “Stumpy” Denbow;
and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Memorials may be made to AFTD – The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Funeral: A celebration of life will be held from 12 noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 11, 2022, at BackStreet Wine and Dine, 310 East Back Street, Hecker, IL.


18 Comments on Randy “Rug” Frein

Taryn T Ancheta said : Guest Report Feb 24, 2022 at 11:41 AM

Condolences to the family and friends. Very sad to hear of his passing, may he RIP

  • Belleville
  • IL
Joe fogarty said : Guest Report Jan 18, 2022 at 8:42 AM

Rest In Peace old friend.

  • .owensville, mo 65066
  • Mo
lori L schutzenhofer said : Guest Report Jan 18, 2022 at 5:11 AM

My condolences and prayers to family. Randy was a great guy to be around. Fun times! God bless.

  • Ft Lauderdale
  • Florida
Ashely Malry said : Guest Report Jan 17, 2022 at 8:11 AM

My condolences Sending love and prayers to you and your family

  • Ofallon
  • Choose State
Jere A Gainey said : Guest Report Jan 16, 2022 at 11:31 AM

Cheryl. Sorry to hear about Randy . You have my condolences.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Emily Muehlher said : Guest Report Jan 15, 2022 at 6:56 PM

I’m very sorry for the loss of Randy. My thoughts are with the Frein family.

  • Affton
  • Missouri
loren and cindy said : Guest Report Jan 14, 2022 at 3:35 PM

Tanya , Pammy , and children Sorry to hear of your dad and grandfather passing. You have our sympathy. Loren and Cindy

  • tilden
  • il
Susan Graybeal said : Guest Report Jan 14, 2022 at 9:16 AM

Tanya and Pammy, My sincere condolences on the loss of your father. He will live on with you daily through his soul. God Bless

  • San Antonio
  • TX
Lisa said : Guest Report Jan 13, 2022 at 7:18 PM

So sorry for everyones loss. I didn't really know him,but he must have been a good man

  • Jackson
  • Mo
RICHARD T. MERCER said : Guest Report Jan 13, 2022 at 7:00 AM


  • TROY
Dawn Marnin said : Guest Report Jan 13, 2022 at 3:57 AM

My heart goes out to your entire family. He was a very kind person and always had a smile on his face when ever I seen him and Cheryl. He will be missed by everyone that knew him. RIP Randy. 🙏

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
vicki ponder said : Guest Report Jan 12, 2022 at 10:09 PM

Heartfelt comfort and prayers for Randy's loved ones. He is back to his old self now with his big smile and laugh, no doubt the life of the party upstairs. He will be fondly remembered and deeply missed until you meet again. May the wonderful memories bring you peace.

  • Waterloo
  • IL
mimiland@att.net said : Guest Report Jan 12, 2022 at 9:46 PM

To the Frein Family Heaven has gained an angle today. Gary and myself send you sincere sympathies. He was a very nice man each and every time we seen him. He will be missed. Gary and Peggy Waterland

  • Arnold
  • Mo
John Hursey said : Guest Report Jan 12, 2022 at 9:15 PM

So sorry to learn of Randy’s passing and of his struggles with dementia. He and I were close friends from about 1968 until he and his family moved to New Athens in about 1972. I have great memories of Randy and I remember how important his family was to him. I offer my sincere condolences to Randy’s loved ones and pray that they will find the strength to be at peace with his passing.

  • Dewitt
  • IA
Sheldon and Donna Wiskamp said : Guest Report Jan 12, 2022 at 8:32 PM

We are so sorry to hear of Randy's passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Marissa
  • Il
desk-64@att.net said : Guest Report Jan 12, 2022 at 6:43 PM

Sincere sympathy to all of Randy’s family and his Pal Jim, I had worked with Randy for a while at the elevator in New Athens, he was a fun, great guy and loved music, we laughed a lot, till we meet again… Donna Kearns

  • Warsaw
  • MO
Derrick Crockett said : Guest Report Jan 12, 2022 at 5:29 PM

My condolences on the loss of an exceptional man. He was so funny and always kept you on your toes. My prayers and thoughts are with the entire family.

  • Mascoutah
  • Illinois
Ryan Husser said : Guest Report Jan 12, 2022 at 5:25 PM

To the entire Frein family, I am so sorry for your loss. Randy was a good man and I was thankful to have known him. My deepest condolences.

  • Kennewick
  • Washington

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