In Memoriam

NAFIC recognizes those members who have passed away and offers deepest condolences to their family, friends and clients. 

Brenda Stokes, FIC, 65, of Anna, Illinois, died Saturday, March 16, 2019, at her home.  She went to work for Modern Woodmen of America where she was an agent for twenty years.

William C. Lutz, FIC, LUTCF, 61 of Tinley Park, Illinois passed away on January 1, 2019.  Bill was a representative for Modern Woodmen of America.

Leroy Muehlstein, FIC, 82, passed away December, 17, 2018, with his family by his side in Seguin, TX. Leroy was President & CEO of Hermann Sons Life for 20 years. 

William Joseph "Bill" Arden, Sr., FICF, 66, of Panama City, CA passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2018.  Bill retired from WoodmenLife.  He was NAFIC President in 2011-2012.

Stephen P. Fredericksen, FIC age 59 of Wolcott, CT passed away unexpectedly on April 14th 2018.  Stephen was an agent with the Knights of Columbus. 

Gary Vincent Struemph, FICF,  of Jefferson City, Missouri passed away Thursday, March 22, 2018, at his residence.  Gary began working for the Knights of Columbus as a field Agent and eventually became a top General Agent.  

Justin J. "J.J" Deges, FIC passed away on March 11, 2018 in Chapman, Kansas.  JJ was with the Knights of Columbus.

Roman Svoboda, FICF passed away on February 20, 2018 in Monticello, Minnesota.  Roman was with Catholic Order of Foresters.

Debbie K. Clendennen, FICF passes away on February 6, 2018 at Crockett, Texas.  Debbie was with WoodmenLife.

Kyle Hammerness, FIC, 56 of San Diego, California passed away on April 17. 2016.  He was with Thrivent Financial

Floyd "Smiley" Frerich, FIC, 89, of San Angelo, Texas, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017.  Smiley was with Catholic Life Insurance for over 50 years.

Franklin "Frankie" Lamb, Jr. FICF, of Gray, Georgia passed away Friday, November 17, 2017.  Frankie was with WoodmenLife for 28 years.

Roger L Doucette, FICF passed away at home on Friday, October 20, 2017, after a short battle with cancer.   Roger was an agent with Knights of Columbus in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.

Dwight C. Riddle, FICF, formerly with WoodmenLife, passed away on Sunday, July 23, 2017 at age 58. Dwight was a resident of Milledgeville, Georgia.

Opal N. Olson, FIC passed away on November 1, 2017 in Mapleton, Iowa.  Opal was with Royal Neighbors of America and served on the Iowa FIC Board.

Helge Aursland, FIC passed away on April 30, 2017 in Jensen Beach, FL.  Helge was with Sons of Norway and was also a NAFIC Past President.

John C. (Jay) Schenk, FIC, CSA, CFFM passed away March 7, 2017 at home in St Charles, MO.  Jay had served with National Catholic Society of Foresters, Catholic Order of Foresters, and Catholic Knights of America.  He was formerly the Secretary of the Fraternal Field Managers Association for many years.

James "Jimmy" Stachura, Jr FICF, MDRT of Knights of Columbus passed away February 11, 2017 at Pulaski, Wisconsin.

Joseph P. Imbriani, Jr of Knights of Columbus passed away February 5, 2007.  Joseph was a NAFIC Past Predident.

J. David Butler, FICF, LUTCF of Western Fraternal Insurance passed away on October 6, 2016 in Iowa City, Iowa

Foster Jason Fender, FICF of WoodmenLife passed away on August 7, 2016 in Willacoochee, Georgia.

Randall Quiring, CLTC formerly of Catholic Financial Life passed away on July 27, 2016 at his home in Fairmont, Minnesota.

Peter Schmitt, Jr.  Past NAFIC President and Executive Secretary passed away on July 15, 2016 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

Mark D. Skyles, of Waterloo, Iowa and Catholic Order of Foresters passed away on July 7, 2016 due to an automobile accident.

Corwin Freeman Jr LUTCF, CSA RFC, of Elgin, Illinois and First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association passed away on May 14, 2016 

Paul M. Stadler, Vice President of National Mutual Benefit passed away on February 4, 2016 in Middleton, Wisconsin.

Jack Kinder Jr. of co-founder and Chairman Emeritus of Kinder Brothers International

Bonnie Drzewiecki FIC of Catholic Financial Life passed away on September 2, 2014.  Bonnie lived in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Ernest C. Bevins of Greater Beneficial Union (GBU) passed away April 16, 2014.

Michael Irwin of Knights of Columbus (KofC) passed away April 22, 2014  Michael was the Vice President of the Michigan Chapter NAFIC.

James J. Neuhardt FICF of Western Fraternal Life Insurance passed away January 21, 2014.


If you learn of the passing of a NAFIC member, please email [email protected].