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Harry Friesen

Harry Friesen, 85, of rural Marion, died Jan. 28, 2009, at St. Luke Hospital, Marion.

Born Sept. 30, 1923, in Meade, he was the son of Jacob F. and Margaret (Isaac) Friesen.

He was a missionary.

He married Millie Brenner June 1, 1945, in Durham. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include two sons, Steve Friesen of Newton and Phil Friesen of Concord, Calif.; four daughters, Marilyn Fast of Sao Paulo, Brazil, Grace Steele of Tyler, Texas, Joyce Herrington of Krasnodar, Russia, and Debbie Phillips of Rowlett, Texas; two brothers, Lee Friesen of Rosebud, Texas, and Dwaine Friesen of Fairbury, Neb.; two sisters, Lena Friesen and Ann Wiens, both of Reedley, Calif.; 17 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Services were Saturday afternoon at Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church, Hillsboro, with Pastor Steve Schroeder officiating.

A private family burial was held.

A memorial fund was established with Mennonite Brethren Missions Services International (MEMSI).

Last modified Feb. 4, 2009

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