Cornelius Z. Friesen
Cornelius “Cornie” Z. Friesen, 91, died July 22, 2011 at Schowalter Villa in Hesston, KS. He was born March 11, 1920 to Jacob R. and Katharina R. (Katie) Friesen. He married Anna K. Isaac on November 12, 1944 at Meade, KS. They resided in Meade for much of their married life where Cornie worked at Friesen Windmill and Supply, Inc. for over 50 years. In 1998 they moved to Hesston, KS. He moved into Schowalter Villa in December 2006 following his wife’s death.
His Civilian Public Service (CPS) work at Mount Pleasant, Iowa as a young man was very important to him. He loved the Lord. Cornie was a member of Kiwanis and Advisory Board for Grace University in Omaha, Nebraska for many years.
Cornie Z. loved to talk with people, especially about windmills and theology. His other interests included his children and grandchildren, playing Dominos and Skip-Bo, and did I mention….talking about windmills and theology?
He is survived by three sons, Galen Friesen and wife Esther of Kansas City, MO, Leland Friesen of St. Joseph, MO, and Weldon “Buck” Friesen and wife Margaret of Meade, KS; son-in-law Dan Rosendahl of Sweden; 5 brothers, Jake Z. and wife Viola of Meade, Abe Z. of Meade, Henry Z. and wife Marcille of Milford, NE, Pete Z. and wife Wilma of Newton, KS, and Ike Z. and wife Viola of Edinburg,TX. He is also survived by his 10 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, wife, Anna K., son, Loren James Friesen, daughter, Joyce Louise Rosendahl, and 3 brothers and 6 sisters.
Funeral services will be held at Garden Community Church on Friday, July 29th, 2011 at 10:00a.m. Burial will be at Garden Community Church Cemetery of Rural Hesston. Memorials may be given for Grace University or Dan Rosendahl in memory of Joyce Rosendahl in care of the Broadway Colonial Funeral Home.