William D. "Billy" Frickson

Aug 25, 2021
Frickson, William Billy newspaper


11:00 AM, Tuesday, August 31, at Locke Funeral Home, 1519 West 4th St., Waterloo


4:00 to 7:00 PM, Monday, August 30, at Locke Funeral Home, 1519 West 4th St., Waterloo


Burial at a later date in Fairview Cemetery, Waterloo


UnityPoint Hospice or Cedar Bend Humane Society; Cards sent to the funeral home will be forwarded to the family.


William D. "Billy" Frickson, 91, of Cedar Falls, died Wednesday, August 25, 2021, at UnityPoint Health - Allen Hospital in Waterloo.

He was born September 16, 1929, in Waterloo, the son of William P. and Lillian R. Madison Frickson. He was united in marriage to Zelma M. Stanford on August 10, 1946, in Waverly.

As a young man, Billy worked with his father at Frickson Water & Sewer. Later he went to work for the University of Northern Iowa. After 28 years, he retired in 1990 as Supervisor of Maintenance.

Billy was proud that he built his own home in 1954 and then by 1967 had built three more homes for his family. He along with local contractors enjoyed working together on these homes. He enjoyed bowling and belonged to a league for many years. Billy also loved to hunt and fish.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 75 years, Zelma; 6 children: Lillian (Bob) Kemmerer of Solon‚ Don (Sandra) Frickson Sr. of Cedar Falls, Twila Woods of Hardy‚ AR, Kevin (Sue) Frickson of Highland‚ AR, Dwayne (Ronda) Frickson of Shellsburg, and Lisa Harmon of Geneva‚ IL; 13 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; 12 great-great grandchildren; and a sister, Andrea Wroblewski of Waterloo.

Billy is preceded in death by his parents; stepmother, Agnes Frickson; twin sisters, Jean Wittenburg and Joy Mooney; brother, Francis “Tiny” Frickson; grandson, William H. “Willie” Frickson; great granddaughter, Rayn Alliss; and in-laws, Ed and Jo Stanford.

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  1. Cindy Barnes (Fecht) | Aug 30, 2021
    Aunt Zelma and family, my thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone of you. Uncle Bill will be missed very much. Last time I was in Iowa he and Aunt Zelma took myself and Debby a drive down memory lane where the Frickson and Fecht families had some GREAT times. Of course we made a stop at ihop first. His driving skills where very impressive!!   
  2. Gene Loomis Jr. | Aug 29, 2021
    I have respect for two men in my life, they are both in heaven now, my father and Mr. Frickson (Bill). Memories of Bill will always be with me. My deepest condolences to the family he built.
  3. Debby (Fecht) Grom | Aug 28, 2021

    Dear Aunt Zelma and family, I am so sorry to hear about Uncle Bill, i will treasure all the memories when the two families spent time together when us kids were young. Uncle Bill was one of my favorite Uncles. He will be much missed by all of the Fecht family,

  4. Chuck Newton | Aug 28, 2021

    Great neighbor and a very nice gentleman 

    Our condolences

    Chuck and Deb Newton

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