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FRIEDRICHSEN, Richard E. (1929-2020)


Posted By: Karon Velau (email)
Date: 1/29/2021 at 11:13:42

Richard E. “Dick” Friedrichsen
(February 13, 1929 – November 17, 2020)

HOLSTEIN – Private family services for Richard E. “Dick” Friedrichsen, 91, of Holstein was held at Faith Lutheran Church in Holstein with the Rev. Scott L. Neumann officiating. Visitation was Friday, Nov. 20, at 3-7 p.m at Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home in Holstein. Burial was in the Holstein Cemetery at Holstein.
Richard (Dick) Friedrichsen was born Feb. 13, 1929, on a farm, west of Holstein to Henry and Marie (Indorf) Friedrichsen. This was the same farm where his mother, Marie, was born. He was baptized July 7, 1929, and confirmed June 21, 1942, both at St. Paul Lutheran Church. He attended school in Holstein and graduated from Holstein High School in 1947. He loved and excelled in all sports: football, basketball and track. His love of sports continued after graduation, as he officiated basketball games for several years. Dick started farming with his father following high school graduation. After watching his neighbor girl go by on her way to school, he asked her out for a date. Following a year of courtship, Dick and Shirley Bergmann married Sept. 6, 1953, at St. Paul Lutheran Church. They established their home on the family farm, west of Holstein. To this union, four children were born: Daniel, Brian, Cynthia and Marilyn. Dick continued to farm with his wife and four children by his side. His love of the farm never diminished. In earlier years, Dick served as church trustee and elder. He was a faithful and active member of Faith Lutheran Church. Dick also served as a bank director for Holstein State Bank/Heritage Bank for 35 years. After retirement, Dick and Shirley continued to live on the family farm. In 2012, they moved into Holstein, from the farm where Dick had lived for 83 years. Richard died Nov. 17, 2020, at Good Samaritan Society-Holstein.
Dick was preceded in death by his parents: Henry and Marie Friedrichsen; his in-laws, Theodore and Hattie Bergmann; a brother, Bob (Lois) Friedrichsen; two sisters: Pearl (Ervin) Henrichsen and Dorothy (Darwin) Thornhill; and his in-laws: Betty (Don) Voss and Phyllis Hammer. Dick is survived by Shirley, his wife of 67 years; and four children: Dan (Alice) Friedrichen, Brian (Deb) Friedrichsen, Cindy (Bob) Scherff and Marilyn (Lynn) Hurley. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren: Sara Friedrichsen, Stacy (Chris) Brown, Brett (Allisa) Friedrichsen, Joe Friedrichsen, Justin Scherff, Kristin (Adam) Henry, Brandon (Jenni) Scherff, Megan Scherff, Rachel (Andrew Paulson) Hurley, Laura Hurley, Luke (Katelyn) Hurley and Amy Hurley.
Sources: Ida County Courier, Ida Grove, Iowa, Thurs., Nov 19, 2020 and Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home & Monument Company, Holstein, Iowa at https://www.nicklasdjensenfh.com/


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