David "Poppo" Frerker

David “Poppo” Frerker, age 80 of Glen Carbon, IL, born November 28, 1936 in Germantown, IL, passed away Sunday, November 5, 2017 at his residence.

David was an Army Veteran, Scout Master, and retired from McDonnell Douglas.  He was a member of St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Glen Carbon, IL, Helvetia Sharpshooters in Highland, IL, and the Carlyle Audubon Society. David enjoyed woodworking, fishing, hunting, watching baseball, traveling, and took particular pride in watching and following his grandchildren in their athletic activities. He loved to volunteer at Willoughby Farm and sing, especially with the Barber Shop Quartet.  Known as "Poppo" not only by his grandchildren but also many friends and relatives.  "Poppo" easily made friends everywhere he went and was always ready to share a joke or corny phrase.  He was loved by many.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Veronica nee Nordhaus Frerker.

He is survived by his wife, Aurea nee Heimann Frerker, whom he married May 28, 1959; four sons: Dean (Michel) Frerker of Issaquah, WA, Duane (Erika) Frerker of Las Vegas, NV, Darryl (Carol) Frerker of Maryville, IL, and Andrew Frerker of Salt Lake City, UT; 10 grandchildren: Nathan, Matthew, Mark, Elena, Keaton, Anna, Brandon, Andrea, Daylan, and Bailey; two great grandchildren: Ezra and Finneus; a brother, Donald (Cathy) Frerker of Bartelso, IL; a sister, Florence Fleshren of Shiloh, IL; numerous nieces and nephews.

Upon his request, David was cremated and a Celebration of Life with burial will be held at a later date.

Memorials can be made to Willoughby Farm and JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), and will be received at the funeral home.

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