Harriet Adele Fricke

Harriet Adele Fricke

Birth
Chambers, Holt County, Nebraska, USA
Death 10 Jun 2012 (aged 90)
Wisconsin, USA
Burial Holyoke, Carlton County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 98790795 · View Source
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Harriet A. Fricke, age 90, passed away at her home on Sunday, June 10, 2012.

Harriet Fricke, daughter of the Reverend Harry C. and Lillian Glabe Fricke, was born in Chambers, Neb., on Sept. 23, 1921. Inspired by her parents and a social worker uncle, Harriet decided, at an early age, to become a social worker. After obtaining her B.A. from Valparaiso University and her M.A. from the University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration, Harriet entered the social work field. during the course of her career, Harriet worked at public and private agencies in Illinois and Minnesota, was a pioneer in promoting Black-White adoptions and the right of adopted adults to reunions with their biological parents, lectured extensively throughout the United States and Canada and was a charter member of the National Association of Social Workers.

She is mourned by her sister, Lois Oehme (Harland); brothers, Roger Fricke (Marion) and James Fricke (Lee); nine nieces and nephews; 21 grand nieces and nephews; and many friends.

A Memorial Service will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 16, 2012, at ALL SAINTS LUTHERAN CHURCH in Fitchburg, with Pastor Richard Johnson officiating. Burial will be private in Holyoke, Minn.


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  • Created by: DaveVangsness
  • Added: 13 Oct 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 98790795
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Harriet Adele Fricke (23 Sep 1921–10 Jun 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 98790795, citing Holyoke Cemetery, Holyoke, Carlton County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by DaveVangsness (contributor 16959198) .