Freida Koerber

Monday, December 8, 2003

Freida M. Koerber, 101, of Cape Girardeau, died Sunday, Dec. 7, 2003, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau.

She was born June 22, 1902, at Niagara, N.D., daughter of George and Lydia Zshoche Hilpert. She and the Rev. Elmer H. Koerber were married Oct. 15, 1933, at Illmo, Mo. He died Sept. 7, 1974.

Koerber was a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University and an elementary school teacher in Perryville, Mo., and Springfield, Mo., for many years. Her husband was a Lutheran minister for Trinity Lutheran Church in the Springfield area for 32 years, and she was a Sunday schoolteacher at the church. She was also a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau.

Survivors include several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.

Friends may call Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau.

Funeral will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the church, with the Rev. Douglas Breite officiating. Burial will be at Hanover Lutheran Cemetery in Cape Girardeau. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.