1923 ~ LEA FRIESZ ~ 2017

Posted: March 24th, 2017

Lea Friesz of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of the late Arthur “Art” Friesz, passed away on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 at the age of 93 years. Lea leaves to cherish her memory two sons, Norman Friesz and Terry (Candace) Friesz; one daughter, Karen (Mike) Ziemann; five grandchildren, Randy (Lisa) Ziemann, Michelle (Scott) Sauve, Lana (Craig) Stewart, Amber (Greg) Abbott, and Rhett (Chelsea) Friesz; eight great- grandchildren, Austin Ziemann, Cassidy and Hayden Sauve, Ewan and Bram Stewart, Garrett, Griffin and Ainslee Abbott; three sisters-in-law, Alma Friesz, Tina Friesz, and Edna Elle; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Lea was predeceased by her husband, Art Friesz; her parents, Henry and Lydia Elle; her daughter-in-law, Norma Friesz; three brothers, Albert (Mary) Elle, Ernest (Mable) Elle and Henry Elle; as well as numerous brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Lea was born south of Richmound on October 4th, 1923. At the age of 14, her mother passed away and she took over the family household. On November 19th, 1943, Lea married Arthur Friesz and together they farmed and raised their family in the Golden Prairie area. Art and Lea retired to Medicine Hat in 1979. Lea was very involved in the church and enjoyed gardening, bowling, playing cards…she had an active social life. Lea loved spending time with her family and friends. She hosted many wonderful family meals creating special memories for her family. Lea will be lovingly remembered by all. The family would like to thank the staff of Valley View for their kind and special care of Lea over the past few years. The Funeral Service will be held at VICTORY LUTHERAN CHURCH, 2793 Southview Drive SE, on Saturday, March 25th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Jim Bredeson officiating. Interment will take place in the family plot at Hillside Cemetery. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Lea Friesz. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

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  1. Tarry and Audrey Herter says:

    Our deepest sympathy to your family in the loss of your mother and grandmother.

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