Luella Jean Frick


    Luella Jean (Nagel) Frick, the daughter of Pete and Esther (Kraft) Nagel, was born September 26, 1931 in O’Brien County, Omega Township. She spent her childhood years in the Gaza, Primghar and Hartley, Iowa areas. Luella attended grades one through eight at the local country school, during which time she spent one and one half years at Oakdale Sanitarium for treatment of tuberculosis. She graduated from Hartley High School with the class of 1950.

    On May 25, 1951, Luella was united in marriage to Donald Frick at Hartley, Iowa.  She spent the rest of her life in Hartley where she raised her three daughters and one son. She was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ in Hartley and was a member of the Dorcas women's group. Luella enjoyed playing cards, going for coffee with her friends, and doing crafts. She also belonged to a bowling league for several years, loved to dance, and went on a number of bus trips. She enjoyed wintering in Texas for 14 years, eight of which were with her husband, Donald. She was a very loving and happy mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and treasured spending time with all of them. Luella enjoyed her life, and always had a smile for everyone.

    On February 17, 2018, Luella passed away at her home in Hartley, having reached the age of 86. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Donald; one brother; three brothers-in-law; and two nieces.

    Left to cherish her memory are her children: Merna Rae (Greg) Danko, Donna (Richard) Hansen, Phyllis (Alan) Patten, and Donnie (Leslie) Frick; six grandchildren: Jesse (Brenna) Danko, Cody (and fiancé Ellen) Danko, Tara (Alan) Papendorf, Brooke (Nate) Wallinga, Scott (Leslie) Patten, and Cassandra Frick; three great-granddaughters: Kinsley Papendorf, Mackenzie Danko and Claire Wallinga; four sisters: Ruth Meehlhause, Dalorus Gaudian, Naoma Schoof, and Lois (Larry) Klatt; sister-in-law, Nancy Nagel; brother-in-law, Roger (Karen) Frick; many nieces and nephews; other relatives and dear friends.


Celebration of Life

Luella Jean Frick

Born ~ September 26, 1931

Died ~ February 17, 2018

Age ~ 86 years    4 months    21 days


Funeral Service

Thursday, February 22, 2018 ~ 10:30 a.m.

Trinity United Church of Christ

Hartley, Iowa


Officiating ~ Pastor Stuart Vander Vegte

Organist ~ Julie Back


Special Music

Pastor Stuart Vander Vegte

"The Lord's Prayer"


Songs of Praise

Processional ~ "On Eagle's Wings"

Recessional ~ "Amazing Grace"



Jesse Danko     Cody Danko      Tara Papendorf

Brooke Wallinga      Scott Patten      Cassandra Frick



Mert Feddersen  ~  VerDon Schmidt



Pleasant View Cemetery

Hartley, Iowa