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Christian Friedrich -- Zumbrota

January 4, 2019

Funeral services for Christian Friedrich will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Mazeppa. The Rev. Alan Horn will officiate. Burial will follow at the Mazeppa Cemetery.

Mr. Friedrich, 77, of Zumbrota, passed away peacefully Monday, Dec. 31, at Weatherstone Senior Living in Rochester. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Jan. 2, at Mahn Family Funeral Home, Larson Chapel, in Zumrota, and will continue one hour prior to the service Thursday at the church.

Christian Henry Friedrich was born Dec. 30, 1941, to Christ and Clara (Hinrichs) Friedrich. On Sept. 9, 1961, he married Diane L. Larson at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Mazeppa.

Chris first worked at the Zumbrota Creamery. On Oct. 15, 1967, he started Friedrichs Dairy Supply, selling, installing, and servicing De Laval Dairy equipment for almost 40 years. From this venture, he won several trips. In addition to the above mentioned business, he began farming in 1977.

Chris was a family man, spending much time with his wife and children. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cards, and going to Treasure Island.

Chris is survived by his wife of 57 years, Diane; son, Tony (Julie Everly and her children Spencer and Stephanie) Friedrich; daughters, Lisa (Dennis) Paulson, and Luana Friedrich; brothers, Wayne (Sandy) and Larry (Deanna); sisters, Lorraine (Chuck) Peterson, Sharon Booth, and Linda Womack; brother-in-law, Kelly (Joyce) Larson; and sisters-in-law, Carol Friedrich, Elaine Friedrich, and Betty Hedberg. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a half-sister, Gladys; a half-brother, Alton; a sister, Eleanor; five brothers, Luverne, Art, Gordon, Don, and Orville; brothers-in-law, Philip Smith, John Booth, John Womack, Vail Hall, Dan Hedberg, and Wayne Zimmermann; and sisters-in-law, Betty, Barbara, and Dianna Friedrich, Donna Hall, and Lorraine Zimmermann.

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