Kathy Fricke, 62, of Collins passed away on Friday, September 6, 2013 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. Funeral services will be on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at the Christian Church in Maxwell at 11 a.m. with Pastor Tom Lee officiating. Burial will be at a later date.

Kathy was born to Harold and Annette (Taffarella) McQuiston on January 18, 1951 in Polk County, Iowa. She attended and graduated from Collins High School in 1969. After high school she attended Beautician School. On December 12, 1970 Kathy married Dale Fricke at the St. John’s Lutheran Church in State Center. They resided and raised their family in Collins. Kathy had a great love for her family and enjoyed spending time with them, most especially her grandkids. She also enjoyed traveling, fishing, gardening, canning, bingo, Facebook, and playing games.

Those left to cherish Kathy’s loving memories are her husband of 42 years Dale; her sons, Todd (Lori) Fricke, Marcus (Cheryl) Fricke, and Eric Fricke; 5 grandchildren, Brett (Sarah) Fricke, Ashley Fricke, Jacob (Haley Leonard) Fricke, Carter Fricke, and Avery Fricke; sisters, Mary Lou (Mark) Swanson, Vicky Miller, and Phyllis (Jim) Backoff; brothers, Rick (Lori) McQuiston, and Randy (Jan Hansen) McQuiston; sister-in-laws Shirley (Dave) Norton, Kathy (Ken) Potter; brother-in-law Fred (Hazel) Fricke; many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Kathy was preceded in death by her parents, and brother-in-law Pete Miller.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to the Kathy Fricke Memorial Fund.

Fredregill Family Funeral Home in Baxter has been entrusted with the care of Kathy and her family.