Obit: Friedenfels, Frank E. (1933 - 2010) 

Contact: Robert Lipprandt


Surnames: Friedenfels, Pogodzinski, Potocnik, Proszek, Ray, Tull 

----Source: The Star News (Medford, Taylor Co., Wisconsin) Thursday, April 29, 2010, online edition 

Friedenfels, Frank E. (January 7, 1933 - April 23, 2010) 

Frank E. Friedenfels, 77, Withee, died Friday, April 23 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield.  

A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 1 at 11 a.m. at Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Owen.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday, April 30 from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

Frank Friedenfels was born January 7, 1933 in the Town of Maplehurst to the late Emil and Anna (Potocnik) Friedenfels.  

He attended Redville School. He served in the United States National Guard.

On September 7, 1953 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Owen, he married Lillian Pogodzinski, who survives.  

He worked as a welder at Bucyrus Erie until moving back to Withee to take over the family farm. He farmed until 1975, and in the mid 1970s started his own business, Friedenfels Enterprise, where he worked until he retired.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting, tree farming and nature.

In addition to his wife, survivors include, six children, Kathleen (Robert) Proszek of Valley, Wash., Debrah (Daniel) Tull of Washburn, Michael (Elaine) of Medford, Sandra (Norman) Ray of Withee, and David (Victoria) and Anthony (Roxanne), both of Owen; many brothers and sisters; 22 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, and a grandson, Christopher Friedenfels.  



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