Illinois Middle School Physical Education Teacher Dies Suddenly at 48

by J Pelkey
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A school community is mourning after an Illinois physical education teacher died at her home on Jan. 8.

Heineman Middle School Principal Stephanie Mitchell informed parents that Heather Frederick, 48, died in a letter earlier this month, according to the Lake & McHenry County Scanner.

She served as an “important and vibrant member” of the school community and “will be dearly missed across all of Huntley,” Mitchell said.

“We know that grief can take shape in many ways, and we encourage you to please reach out for any additional support you or your student(s) may need at this time,” Mitchell said in the letter.

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The cause of Frederick’s death is unclear, however, the coroner report claims there was no foul play.

Frederick is survived by her husband, children and a grandchild, according to her obituary.

Tory Ream, Frederick’s son, mourned his mother in an Instagram post following her sudden death.

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