Peter William Frevert 1938 - 2010 Topeka
Memorial services for Peter William Frevert, 72, Topeka, will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Penwell-Gabel Southwest Chapel, Topeka. Private family inurnment will be at a later date.
Mr. Frevert died Tuesday, May 11, 2010.
He was born April 3, 1938, in Newark, N.J., the son of William and Harriett Jones Frevert. He graduated valedictorian from the Westerville, Ohio, High School. He received a bachelor’s degree from Otterbein College in 1959, his doctorate in economics from Purdue University in 1964 and served as a National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University in 1963-64.
Mr. Frevert taught economics at Depauw University and was an associate professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo from 1964 to 1967 and Kansas University from 1967 to 2001 when he retired.
He taught a number of undergraduate and graduate courses to include micro and macroeconomics, money and banking, international trade, international finance and history of economic thought. He received two Fulbright Lectureships, in Khartoum, Sudan (1980-81) and Wuhan, China (1987-88).
He authored several books and publications related to economics. He was a sponsored participant in the African and African American studies department Title VI workshop and taught African economic development. He was a sponsored participant in the study group of China interior provinces. While at KU, he served on and chaired a number of committees and served as a student adviser.
He enjoyed spending time with his family on their farm in Franklin County, as well as photography, bird watching, reading, writing, music and travel.
He married Anna Marie Reder on March 28, 1959, in Columbus, Ohio. She died March 27, 2001.
Survivors include three daughters, Elizabeth Frevert, Topeka, Laura Green, Canon City, Colo., and Mary Ann Frevert, Berryton; a son, Benjamin Frevert, Boise, Idaho; three sisters, Teri Frevert, Gail Schuman, and Christy Michel; two brothers, Mike Frevert and Dean McClelland; and four grandchildren, Iain and Kellsey Trimble and Anna and Madeline McIntire.
The family suggests memorials to Midland Care Hospice Services, 200 SW Frazier Circle, Topeka, KS 66606.
Online condolences may be sent at penwellgabeltopeka.com.