Obit: Friske, Adella (1918 - 2004)
Contact: Kipp Kippenhan
----Source: Wednesday, April 28, 2004 edition of the Tribune - Record - Gleaner
Adella M. Friske, 85, Greenwood, died at her home on Tuesday, April 20, 2004. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 24, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Greenwood. The Rev. Terri Blomberg officiated. Burial was in the Greenwood City Cemetery. Pallbearers were Kyle Friske, Tim Gehrke, Jeff Miller, Dennis Wendt, Marty Nigon, and John Lindner.
Adella Marguerite Wells was born on Sept. 7, 1918, in Greenwood, to Adelbert and Elsie (nee Dux) Wells. She was raised on the family farm, near Greenwood and graduated from Greenwood High School in 1936. After completing her education, she moved to Milwaukee where she worked as a housekeeper and baby-sitter. She married Norbert Friske on June 1, 1940, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Loyal. She farmed with her husband southeast of Greenwood, her entire life. Her husband, Norbert, died on Jan. 9, 1991. She continued to reside on the farm until the time of her death. She was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church and its Ladies Aid, and the Come and Know Homemakers. Her interests included spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, farming, bowling and square dancing.
Survivors include two sons, Bernard Friske, and David (Peggy) Friske, both of Greenwood; three grandchildren, Kim (Tim) Gehrke, Phillips, Kelly (Jeff) Miller, Stevens Point, and Kyle Friske, Eau Claire; four great-grandchildren, Aaron Gehrke, Seth Gehrke, Megan Miller and Davi,d Miller; one sister, Marguerite Friske, Whitehall; and two brothers, Donald (Kathryn) Wells, Greenwood, and Burt (Jeanne) Wells, Spencer;
Preceding her in death were her parents and her husband, Norbert.
Cuddie Funeral Home, Greenwood, assisted the family with arrangements.
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