Josephine ‘Pappy’ (Techar) Fryckman

Josephine “Pappy” (Techar) Fryckman, 97, passed away on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, surrounded by her family.

Pappy married Laverne “Lolly” Fryckman on Sept. 6, 1941, in Hibbing, at the Blessed Sacrament Church. The couple made their home in Hibbing where they raised their son. Pappy was a dedicated and hardworking mother, wife, and grandmother. She will be fondly remembered and deeply missed.

She is survived by her son, Robert (Susan) Fryckman; granddaughter, Tracie (Steven) Atkinson; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Laverne, on Sept.16, 2012, to whom she was married to for 71 years.

Private services were held at the Hibbing Cemetery.

The family thanks all who cared for her at Guardian Angels Care Center in Elk River.

Arrangements are with Dougherty Funeral Home of Hibbing. To leave a message of condolence please visit our website at

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