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Betty A. (Frerkes) Scharer

March 23, 1932 ~ December 19, 2019 (age 87)


Betty A. Scharer, 87 of Aledo, IL died Thursday December 19, 2019 at Aledo Rehab and Health Care Center in Aledo.  Mass of Christian Burial is 2:30 p.m. Monday December 23, 2019 at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Aledo.  Burial is in the Oak Ridge Cemetery, Millersburg, IL.  Visitation is noon - 2 p.m. prior to services at Fippinger Funeral Home in Aledo where memorials may be left to St. Catherine’s Catholic Church.  Online condolences may be left to

Betty was born March 23, 1932 in Davenport, Iowa to Herbert and Rosemary Schebler Frerkes.  She graduated from St. Alphonsus Catholic School in Davenport, Iowa.  Betty married Fred Mitchell Jr. August 3, 1952.  She later married Dick Scharer September 25, 1979 in Moline.  He died May 1, 2007.

Betty was a homemaker and operated Mitchell’s General Store in Millersburg for many years.  She was later employed as a clerk at several area stores.

She was a member of St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Aledo.

Betty enjoyed bowling, playing cards, dancing and spending time with her family.  For many years, she enjoyed singing at church and area events with “The Frerkes Sisters”. She was an avid Elvis fan.

Survivors include four sons:  Gary and Tim Mitchell of Aledo; Rick Mitchell of Fulton, MO; Tom (Marcy) Mitchell of Aledo; 7 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren;  1 great great grandchild; four sisters: Marilyn Ihlefeld of Spencer, WI; Patty Sackville and Helen Dahl, both of Aledo; Rita Breitmeyer of Taylor Ridge; twin brothers:  Gary (Chris) Frerkes of Hampton, IL; Terry Frerkes of FL; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband and one sister: Karen Frerkes.

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 Service Program


December 23, 2019

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Fippinger Funeral Home
401 S. College Avenue
Aledo, IL 61231

Mass of Christian Burial
December 23, 2019

2:30 PM
St. Catherine Catholic Church
106 NE 4th Street
Aledo, IL 61231

December 23, 2019

Oak Ridge Cemetery
137th Street
Millersburg, IL 61231


Aledo St. Catherine's Parish Hall
106 NE 4th Street
Aledo, IL 61231


St. Catherine's Catholic Church
106 NE 4th Street, Aledo IL 61231
Tel: 1-309-582-7500

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