Obit: Friederich, Sara Jo (1976 - 2008)

Surnames: Friederich, Foiles, Bowe, Braswell, Rubenzer, Delmastro, Steiger, Sloan

----Source: Leader Telegram (Eau Claire, Eau Claire County, Wis.) 24 Mar. 2008

Friederich, Sara Jo (7 Nov. 1976 - 23 Mar. 2008)

Sara Jo (Bowe) Friederich, 31, of 11452 114th Ave., Chippewa Falls, town of Tilden, passed away on Sunday, March 23, 2008, at her residence with St. Joseph's Hospice after a courageous 2 1/2-year battle with inflammatory breast cancer. She was our "trooper" throughout this entire journey.

She was born on Nov. 7, 1976, the daughter of Delmar and Kathy (Foiles) Bowe. On July 28, 2001, she married Cory L. Friederich at St. Peter's Church in Tilden. After their marriage, they bought their home next to the church where they presently resided.

Sara had a social work degree and worked for Supported Employment Services/Reach Inc. in Eau Claire. She dearly enjoyed working with the developmentally disabled clients, which she continued doing through Feb. 13, 2008. This truly showed her dedication to a job she thoroughly loved. Even though she recently spent several days in the hospital, she was able to spend her remaining days at home with her husband, Cory, family and her two dogs, Buddy and Freckles, whom she missed when she wasn't with them. They will also miss her dearly. They were like the children she could never have. God has called her home as his "special angel" to take care of the babies he has called home before her.

Sara is survived by her husband, Cory; her parents, Delmar "Red" (Kathy) Bowe; one brother, Brad; in-laws, Charlie (Mary Jo) Friederich; sister-in-law, Lisa (Dana Braswell); nephews, Cody and Brady; grandparents, Richard and Pat Foiles; grandma, Florence Rubenzer; many aunts, uncles, cousins; and her special dogs, Buddy and Freckles.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Erwin and Eleanor Bowe; and grandpa, Bob Rubenzer.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 26, 2008, at St. Peter's Church, Tilden. Interment will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, Chippewa Falls.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and until 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Horan Funeral Home, Chippewa Falls. There will be a Christian vigil service at 4:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations in memory of Sara be made to Reach Inc., 1324 W. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire, WI 54701.

The family would like to thank Dr. Delmastro, all the nurses and staff at the Cancer Center as well as all the nursing staff at Sacred Heart Hospital. Also, a special thank-you to her aunt, Joanne Foiles; and Melissa Steiger and Charlotte Sloan of St. Joseph's Hospice.



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