Published 12:00 am Monday, March 9, 2009
John B. Friedrich, 95
John B. Friedrich, 95, of Austin, died on March 7, 2009, at the Austin Medical Center.
John Benjamin Friedrich was born Oct. 11, 1913 in Rowley, Iowa to Wilhelm and Olga (Klingfuss) Friedrich. John served his country during World War II with the U, S. Army, 28th Infantry and was a prisoner of war for four months and 22 days at the end of the war. On Aug. 15, 1946, he married Genevieve Gartner in Austin. John worked for the City of Austin for over 30 years and retired as a heavy equipment operator. John was a member of First United Methodist Church and was a member of the Disabled American Veterans.
Surviving are his beloved wife, Genevieve, Austin; sisters, Caroline Lewis, Austin, Edna (Roger) Ludwig, Austin; brothers, William Friedrich, Austin, Albert (Alice) Friedrich, Williamsburg, Va., Naomi Friedrich, Austin, Rosella Friedrich, Ft. Collins, Colo.; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and two sisters.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at the Worlein Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Patricia M. Toschak officiating. Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery, Austin. Friends may call at the Worlein Funeral Home from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday. The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1216 and the American Legion Post 91 in charge of military rites.