David Frieders

David A. Frieders, 76, of Somonauk, IL passed away Sunday, July 7, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loving family.  He was born May 16, 1943 in Aurora, IL, the son of Alphonse N. and Genevieve I. (Wall) Frieders.  He married Joan L. Felstead on April 28, 1973 in Sandwich, IL.  David was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Somonauk, where he was very active as a teacher, lector, and an Eucharistic minister.  He was a proud member of the US Army, serving during the Vietnam War, in the Armed Forces Radio, known as Radio Kilroy.  He was  very involved with the Luxembourg American Cultural Society.  He worked at the Sandwich Post Office for over 26 years and at WSPY for 25 years.

He is survived by his wife, Joan of Somonauk, IL;  two daughters, Carol Frieders of Chicago, IL and Christina (Bradley) MacKenzie of Milton, GA;  two granddaughters, Jorja and Allyse MacKenzie;  his siblings, Steven C. (Toni) Frieders of Rockford, IL, Jane M. Stachura of Elk Grove Village, IL, and Catherine (Jerry) Jakabowicz of Alpharetta, GA;  his brother-in-law, Richard (Beverly) Felstead of Sandwich, IL;  numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother-in-law, Dan Stachura.

Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, July 15, 2019 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Somonauk, IL, with Father Bruce Lery officiating.  Burial will follow at St. John Catholic Cemetery in Somonauk.  Visitation will be from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., on Sunday, July 14, 2019 at Turner-Eighner Funeral Home in Somonauk, with a prayer service at 4:45 p.m.  Memorials may be directed to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church or Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  For more information or to sign the online guest book, go to www.EighnerFuneralHomes.com

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Larry Sebby

I am so sorry to learn of Dave Frieders passing. He was a fine gentleman, a good friend, and an outstanding journalist. Dave faithfully attended many meetings of school boards and city councils. His reporting was always factual without being sensational. He lived by the motto of, "We report news, we don't make it." Officials trusted that he would know the background and report accurately. His personal life was remarkable in that he valued his wife, Joan, and their family so that they came first, yet he was also devoted to serving God and his church family. I moved away years ago, but always looked forward to catching up with him at the WSPY tent at the Sandwich Fair. My thoughts and prayers are with Joan and his family.

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