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FRIEDRICHSEN, Ross (1960-2020)


Posted By: Karon Velau (email)
Date: 1/29/2021 at 11:57:52

Ross D. Friedrichsen
(October 17, 1960 – October 25, 2020)

ARTHUR – Services for Ross D. Friedrichsen, 60, of Arthur was held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, at St. Martin’s Catholic Church in Odebolt with Rev. Joseph Dillinger officiating. Burial was in Odebolt Cemetery at Odebolt. Visitation was from 4-7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 30, at Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home in Odebolt in charge of arrangements.
Ross Daryl Friedrichsen was born Oct. 17, 1960, to Clarence and Ruby (Schultz) Friedrichsen in Crawford County Memorial Hospital in Denison. He was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Schleswig. He grew up on a farm between Kiron and Odebolt. Ross attended school in Kiron until the third grade, when he moved into the Odebolt- Arthur district. There, he graduated in 1979. Ross enrolled in the mechanics program at Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge. After college, Ross returned home and worked at Gronau’s full-service station before beginning a career as a mechanic with Krusenstjerna’s. He later worked for Case in Ida Grove, now known as Vetter’s Equipment. During his 30-plus years working in sales, Ross met many customers who became steadfast friends. In 1984, he married Jolene (Jenness) Friedrichsen. Two children were born to this union, Casey and Devin. Ross and Jolene later parted ways. He was a proud father and grandfather who treasured time spent with his family. He would talk to anyone who asked about his sons or grandchildren. Ross died Oct. 25, 2020, at Odebolt Specialty Care Center in Odebolt. Ross was preceded in death by his father, Clarence Friedrichsen, and a brother, Neal Friedrichsen. Left to cherish his memory are his sons, Casey (Rachel) Friedrichsen and Devin (Dani) Friedrichsen; and his grandchildren: Evelyn and Sawyer Friedrichsen.
Sources: Ida County Courier, Ida Grove, Iowa, Wed., Oct 28, 2020 and Christensen-VanHouten Funeral Services, Ida Grove, Iowa at http://www.christensenvanhouten.com/


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