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Georgia W. Frierdich

March 25, 1931 — December 28, 2019

Georgia W. Frierdich, nee Buettner, 88, of Waterloo, IL, died December 28, 2019, in Belleville, IL. She was born March 25, 1931, in Wartburg, IL.

Those remaining to mourn her loss and cherish her memory include daughters, Kathleen Eilers (Paul) of Trenton, Illinois, and Mary Mueller (David) of Dublin, New Hampshire; siblings Franklin Buettner (Ruth) of Collinsville, Illinois, and Richard Buettner (Marlene) of Waterloo, Illinois, as well as brother-in-law Ronald Frierdich (Veronica) of Waterloo, Illinois; grandchildren, Rachel McDaniel (Cory), Elizabeth Moore (Brian), Katherine Renschen (Brandon), Emily Eilers and Philip Mueller (Lauren); and great-grand children, Paige McDaniel, Royce Moore, Natalie McDaniel, Henry Moore, Abigail Mueller, Gwendolyn Moore, and baby Renschen.

Georgia was preceded in death by her husband Royce R. J. Frierdich; parents George C. & Adele W. (nee Schutt) Buettner; brothers Clemens and  Russell Buettner; sisters Edith Gerber and Eileen Monday.

On May 3, 1952, Georgia was united in marriage to Royce Roland John Frierdich, who she met at a Walther League ball game. He preceded her in death on July 3, 1989. Georgia attended Holy Cross Lutheran School of Wartburg, and Waterloo High School before working throughout her life as a seamstress and expert quilter.

She was active in Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, taught Sunday School, and attended Bible Study regularly at Holy Cross Lutheran Church of Wartburg, Waterloo, Illinois. She also served as a 4-H leader and worked to provide meals for church events and celebrations. She loved gardening, bird watching, and cooking. She spent almost two decades of her later years sharing her love of food and God with campers at Camp Wartburg in their cafeteria. Georgia never missed a birthday and notes and cards from her were always treasured. Her deep-rooted laughter was always well-earned, infectious, and will be missed.

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, The Lutheran Hour Ministries, or Holy Cross Lutheran Church of Wartburg - Waterloo, IL.


4 PM to 8 PM Thursday, January 2, 2020 at Quernheim Funeral Home
10 AM until time of service Friday at Holy Cross Lutheran Church

11 AM Friday, January 3, 2020 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Wartburg, IL
Rev. Dan Ostlund  officiating
Interment at Holy Cross Lutheran Cemetery in Wartburg, IL

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, January 2, 2020

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

SS Peter and Paul Church

204 W Mill St, Waterloo, IL 62298

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Funeral Service

Friday, January 3, 2020

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Holy Cross Lutheran Church - Wartburg, IL

5765 Maeystown Rd, Waterloo, IL 62298

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