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Donald 'Breezy' Frick

February 20, 1929 — February 17, 2015

Donald Dale Frick of Downs, KS, formerly of McCook Neb. passed away Tuesday Feb 17, 2015 at the Mitchell Co hospital in Beloit KS. He was 85 years old.

Don “Breezy” Frick was born Feb 20, 1929 in McCook, NE to Jake and Marie Frick. He attended and graduated Culbertson High School. On April 8, 1949 he was united in marriage to Twila Collins which lasted 58 years until her death. To that union two daughters were born.

Don and Twila farmed for many years near Culbertson. In 1970 they left farming and eventually went on to own and operate Breezy’s Marina at Red Willow Lake. In 2002 they retired to Downs, KS to be near their family, remaining there till their deaths.

Don was very much involved with the McCook Elk Lodge as a member and past exalted ruler. He loved to work with wood and metal making many unique items. He also liked to cook, paint, play cards, draw and research history. He was a Husker fan, but most of all he loved to fish and he would tell you just how much. Don loved to tell stories or as many of us knew, or argue with you about a great many things. He knew no strangers.

Don leaves behind his daughters: Diane (Smitty) Koetter; Downs, KS and Debra Deininger; Tucson, AZ 2 Grandchildren; Brian (Amanda) Koetter, Jolene (Heath) Debolt both from Downs, KS. 7 Great-Grandchildren; who always amazed him. Cory, Shelby, Drake, Emma, O’Rion, Luscious and Shala. 1 Sister Betty Brecht of Beatrice, NE.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and sibling.

Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 23, 2015 at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home with Pastor Clark Bates officiating. Inurnment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorials may be given in his name to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Rd, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256

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