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Angelina Kay Fricke

Angelina Kay Fricke

Angelina Kay Fricke, daughter of Donald Edward and Retha Jean (Middleton) Hiebing, was born November 6, 1965 in Davenport, IA. On March 5, 1971, Nena’s mom married Harold Lorraine Ness, Sr. and Retha and Harold raised her, along with her siblings, in Mount Ayr. As Nena grew up, she was active in basketball, band, choir and O.E.A. Nena graduated from Mount Ayr High School with the class of 1984. While in high school, she worked at Clearview Home, a job she continued after graduation. In addition to Clearview Home, Nena worked on road construction as a flagger and eventually as a heavy equipment operator.
On February 23, 1995, Nena married Perry Fricke. To this marriage was born two children: Jessica in 1995 and Brett in 1996. They lived in Kellerton, New Florence, MO and Oregon before moving back to Missouri in 2002.
On November 24, 2008, tragedy struck the family when they were involved in an accident that took the lives of her husband and son. Nena and Jessica survived and after much determination and rehabilitation, Nena and Jessica returned to Mount Ayr. Nena worked at Dollar General and Mount Ayr Inn & Suites.
Nena was outgoing, friendly and strong-willed. She was very forthright in her opinions and told you “Like it is!” She enjoyed animals, especially dogs which included Pucky. She had a deep love for her family, and she loved and cared for her daughter, Jessica.
Nena passed away June 16, 2023 at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, IA. She was preceded in death by her husband, Perry, and son, Brett; her mother, Retha Ness; fathers, Donald Hiebing and Harold Ness, Sr; and her grandparents and aunts and uncles.
Nena is survived by her daughter, Jessica Fricke, of Mount Ayr; siblings Harold (Linda) Ness, Jr of Des Moines, IA, Cherie (Lonnie) McGlynn of Urbandale, IA, Ed (Jolene) Hiebing of Leon, IA, Susan (Ron) Gilbert of Van Wert, IA, Ronda Thurman of Van Wert, IA; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 23, 2023 at the Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr, IA.
Randy Drake was officiating. Special songs included “Beat You There, See You Again” and “Good to Go”.
Honorary pallbearers were Bryce Hower, Quillan Hiebing, Denim Hiebing, Dexter Hiebing, Shyler Hamilton, Cory Thurman, Brian Thurman, Wyatt Lewis, Skyler Lewis and Bobby Ray Flucky. Burial will be at a later date in Rose Hill Cemetery in Mount Ayr, IA.
A memorial fund has been established in her name to be decided.

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