Ann Louise (Brooks) Fricke
March 4, 1934 ~ March 18, 2022
MEMORIAL SERVICE: Tuesday, April 12, 2022, 10:00am at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 113 North 18th Street. Private Inurnment. Memorials are suggested to Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. To view a live broadcast of the Memorial Service, please go to www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “View Live Cast” button on the home page.
Ann Louise (Brooks) Fricke passed away peacefully surrounded by her family after a brief illness. Ann was born on March 4, 1934 in Pontiac, Michigan to Charlotte Amelia (Sanford) and Edward Archer Brooks. She was the youngest of five children. Ann was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, and her husband, The Very Reverend John J. Fricke II.
Ann graduated from Pontiac High School in Michigan and went on to attend college at Western Michigan in Kalamazoo where she met her husband. Crowned “Campus Couple”, Ann and Jack married on September 3, 1955 at All Saints Episcopal Church in Pontiac, Michigan. After promising her mother she would get a college degree, Ann went back to school at the age of 51, earning a degree in early childhood education from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. She loved being in the classroom teaching and substituting for the Catholic and Omaha Public schools. Ann enjoyed time spent volunteering as a Red Cross “ Gray Lady,” delivering mail for many years at Clarkson Hospital, and being an active member of the Assistance League of Omaha.
Ann will be lovingly remembered by her daughters: Cathy (Scot) Bonnesen of Omaha, Susan Hamsher of Omaha, and Buffy (Tom) Ricceri of Omaha; grandchildren: Blair (AJ) Anderson of Omaha, Brooke (Eric) Grewcock of Frisco, TX, Jack (Jamie) Ricceri of Denver, CO, and Skylar Ricceri of Omaha; great-grandchildren: Archer Anderson, Amelia Anderson, and William Grewcock; brother-in-law, Tom (Carol) Fricke of Rapid City, Michigan; sister-in-law, Karen Fricke Slack (late Rev. James Slack) of Niles, Michigan; nieces and nephews.