Pauline Fricks, 77, of Ballantine, who had held a number of jobs, including running a business with her husband, died at the Billings Clinic on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012.
She was born Oct. 27, 1935, to Barbara Schutt Fetch and Joseph Fetch in Beulah, N.D. She was raised in Beulah and completed eighth grade at the Halliday School.
In November 1959, she had twin boys, Michael and Richard. On Sept. 17, 1962, she married Murwin DeWayne Fricks. The family worked in the Dickinson, N.D., area for several years before moving briefly to Sunnyside, Wash., and then back to Dickinson.
In the early ’70s, Mr. Fricks took a job in the sheet metal industry and the family moved to Billings. Over the years, she held many jobs, including helping Mr. Fricks with their heating and cooling business, working in the dry cleaning industry and in laundry services at Treasure State Formal Wear.
Mr. and Mrs. Fricks frequently attended area polka festivals.
Survivors include her husband; sons, Richard Fetch of Uvalde, Texas, Michael Fetch of Bridger and Randy Fricks of Ballantine; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and siblings, Joseph Fetch of Billings, Ed Fetch of Dickinson, Marge Maichel of Billings and Marie Fettig of Dickinson.
Services were Dec. 3 at Cremation & Funeral Gallery. Services were followed by a celebration of her life at the Moose Lodge. Arrangements were by Cremation & Funeral Gallery.
Memorials may be sent to 1960 Highline Canal Road, Ballantine, MT 59006, and will be donated to Christmas Bright, helping area families in need at Christmas.