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Redwood Falls Gazette - Redwood Falls - MN
  • Donald Friedrich

  • Donald Friedrich, 88, of Springfield died on October 28, 2013, at St. John Lutheran Home in Springfield.Service was held at the Chapel of the Good Shepherd, St. John Lutheran Home, on Friday, November 1, 2013.The clergy was Pastor David G. Fretham.Interment will be at the Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Springfield.Ar...
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  • Donald Friedrich, 88, of Springfield died on October 28, 2013, at St. John Lutheran Home in Springfield.
    Service was held at the Chapel of the Good Shepherd, St. John Lutheran Home, on Friday, November 1, 2013.
    The clergy was Pastor David G. Fretham.
    Interment will be at the Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Springfield.
    Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Springfield.
    Online condolences may be left for the family at www.sturmfh.com.
    Donald Carl Friedrich was born August 8, 1925 in Springfield to Art and Myrtle (Jorgenson) Friedrich. He graduated from Springfield High School in 1943 and enlisted in the U.S. Army on October 8, 1943. Don served in the Asiatic Pacific Theater and was honorably discharged January 20, 1946. He was united in marriage to Elizabeth 'Betty' Schmidt on August 16, 1948 at Zion Lutheran Church in Springfield. Don worked for his grandfather building churches until going to work for Potter Motors where he sold Chevrolets and Buicks for 25 years. Don won several state awards and was named “Salesman of the Year” by GMC. In his semi-retirement, he worked with his son Ron painting for 10 years. Don also served as Springfield's City Assessor for over 20 years. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and John Watson American Legion Post #257. Don enjoyed hunting, fishing, and following the Atlanta Braves. He especially enjoyed attending his children’s and grandchildren’s events.
    He is survived by daughter LeeAnn and husband Cleve Simonson of Springfield; son Ron and wife Ellen Friedrich of New Ulm; grandchildren- Christian (Jackie) Simonson and their children Dakota and Chay of Mankato, Nicole (Todd) Harrington of Shoreview, and Sean (Laura) Simonson and their children Maren and Madison of Northfield; and granddaughter Karlie Ann Janzen of St. Peter.
    He was preceded in death by his parents; and wife Betty in 2003.
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