Hilda L. Friesen
Hilda L. Friesen, age 84, died Monday morning, October 17, 2011, at the Meade District Hospital, Meade, Kansas.
She was born June 12, 1927, at Meade, Kansas, the daughter of Kornelius L. “K.L.” and Agatha Wiens. As a young girl she attended the Sunrise School in rural Meade County. She later attended Meade High School, graduating in 1947.
On June 2, 1948, she married Menno A. “Mick” Friesen at the Evangelical Mennonite Brethren Church. After their marriage the couple made their home in rural Meade County where she assisted her husband in farming duties and maintaining their home. In 1948 she attended Friends University. She later received training as a CNA and a CMA working for the Lone Tree Lodge for seventeen years.
She was a member of the Evangelical Mennonite Brethren Church, serving as a Sunday School teacher, the mission society, and was a charter member of the Live and Learn Unit. She was a prayer warrior and enjoyed praying for others and attending to her garden.
She is survived by: her husband, Menno A. “Mick” Friesen; Two sons, Mike Friesen and wife Cindy of Meade, Kansas and Greg Friesen and wife Theresa of Taylors, South Carolina; Two brothers, Waldo Wiens and wife Alvina of Hutchinson, Kansas and Rolly Wiens and wife Marge of Meade, Kansas; Six grandchildren, Josh, Laressa, Aron, Jordan, Ethen and Mickey; Seven great-grandchildren, Kaiden, Kambrie, Kaleb, Kara, Kiah, Justus and Karis.
She is preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Pete K. Wiens, M.D.; and two sisters, Lydia Classen and Martha Groening.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 21, 2011, at the Emmanuel Mennonite Church, Meade, with Pastor Ken Harder presiding. Friends may call from 12:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Thursday at Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary, Meade. Interment will be in the Graceland Cemetery, Meade.
The family would welcome memorials to the InFaith (AMS) for Ken and Karen Towes Mission or the Emmanuel Mennonite Church Elevator Fund in care of the funeral home.
Personal condolences may be given to the family at www.fidlerormebachmanmortuary.com