Dorothy Anna Frick, a homemaker, entrepreneur, and devout Lutheran, passed on Tuesday evening, May 15, 2018 at her home in Lake Saint Louis, MO.
She was born in St. Louis, MO. On November 23, 1927 to Bert and Pearl Hollingsworth. Dot was a beloved wife and loving mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother. She is survived by her 3 children – John Frick (Janice Barton) of Kansas City, Cyndi Koonse (Michael) of Columbia, MO. and David Frick of Lake St. Louis, MO., 11 grandchildren: Kate Frick, Kerry (Joe) Bell, Willey Frick, Megan (Omar) Sakkal, John (Carly) Elliott, Logan (Melanie) Elliott, Jenifer (Stephen) Carpenter, Silas (Beca) Koonse, Kris Koonse, Heather (Ben) Johnson, Emily (Tom) Paige, and 16 great-grandchildren - Henrietta Brubacher, Rhubarb Brubacher, Zayne Sakkal, Zaid Sakkal, Caroline Elliott, William Elliott, Grace Elliott, Ann Elliott, Katie Claire Elliott, Cole Carpenter, Samuel Carpenter, Corinne Carpenter, Henry Koonse, Charles Koonse, William Johnson, and Finn Paige.
Dot was preceded in death by 45 days by her husband of 70 years, William Lee Frick, her parents, Bert and Pearl Hollingsworth, her brother and sister-in-law, Bert Lee and Francis Hollingsworth, sister-in-laws, Louise (Clyde) Maynard and Dorothy (Carl) White and her brother-in-law, Robert (Dorothy) Frick and her grandparents, Alfred and Carrie Duval.
Dot is also fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews: Robert (Teri) Maynard, Judy (Fred) Cagle, Bob (Debbie) White, Karen (Michael) Reilly, Jane Marie (Bob) Hundertmark, and Robert (Yoli) Frick.
Dot and Bill married on April 23, 1949, at Zion Lutheran Church in St. Louis. Their life long friends, John and Ginny LaRocca and Bill’s niece, Judy Cagle, all participated in their wedding and will all be at Saturday’s services. Dot & Bill became soul mates in 8th Grade Confirmation Class, at Zion Lutheran Church 76 years ago.
She graduated from Central High School in 1946. She then worked in the financial department at Emerson Electric, until she and Bill started their family in 1951. In the 1960’s her entrepreneurial spirit blossomed when she opened The Groomin’ Room, a boutique pet salon in Bridgeton, coining the phrase “If your pet isn’t becoming to you – you should be coming to us!”
Dot and Bill were members at Zion Lutheran Church in the 1940’s. From 1954 to 1960 they were active members in Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Overland, MO, when the Frick family lived in Berkeley. In 1960, the family moved to Bridgeton, where they became founding members of Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church. Dot and Bill moved to Lake St. Louis in 1980 and joined Holy Cross Lutheran Church in O’Fallon. The Lutheran faith and active involvement in her church was an important and prominent part of Dot’s life. At Holy Cross she served as Director of the Lady’s Guild, and served on the Alter Guild and the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League. She handcrafted Holy Cross’s Baptismal banner.
Dot’s main passion was her family. She and Bill organized and hosted numerous family reunions starting in the 1950’s including up to 50+ members gathered around an annual Thanksgiving feast.
As a young lady, Dot was a baton twirling majorette, piano player and skater. In the 50’s and 60’s she consistently served as PTA President, room mother and Scout leader.
She was an avid golfer often competing against her great friend, Marge. She was a Master Seamstress, and excelled at embroidery, knitting, sewing, crochet, and needle point. You name it – if it involved needle and thread, she mastered it. She had an extreme green thumb. Gardening was a natural talent. She was involved in The Missouri Botanical Gardens as a Senior Garden Member, The Jardin Du Lac Garden Club, Federated Garden Clubs of MO, The National Council of State Garden Clubs and The Lake St. Louis Historical Society. She introduced the tradition of Weeds’ Day to her daughter’s group of friends in Mid-Missouri where the annual gathering continues.
Her smile was infectious. She was loved by many and will be greatly missed.
Memorial Donations are suggested to: MAKE A WISH FOUNDATION or the Holy Cross Endowment Fund for Scholarships in memory of Dorothy Anna Frick.