Pete M. Friesen
Pete M. Friesen, age 89, died Saturday morning, April 27, 2013, at the Meade District Hospital, Meade, Kansas.
He was born November 28, 1923, in rural Meade County, Kansas, the son of Henry A. and Margaret Friesen.  As a young boy he attended the Sunrise School in rural Meade County and later attended the Meade Bible Academy.  A lifetime resident of Meade, he was a farmer, rancher, and horseman.
He was a charter member of the Emmanuel Church, of Meade, and had served as vice-president on the Meade Credit Union Board of Directors.
On September 24, 1944, he married Katherine F. (Reimer) Friesen at Meade, Kansas.  She survives.
Other survivors include: Two sons, Eugene D. Friesen (Carlene) of Lincoln, Kansas and Stanley D. Friesen of Sulphur, Oklahoma; Two brothers, Menno M. Friesen (Shirley) of Goshen, Indiana and Marvin M. Friesen (Elvina) of Plains, Texas; A sister, Esther Smoker (Abner) of Lititz, Arizona; A brother-in-law, Ed Plank of Fresno, California; A sister-in-law, Donna Friesen of Highlands Ranch, Colorado; A grandson, Jeremy F. Friesen (Lisa) of Assaria, Kansas; and Four great-grandchildren, Lydia, Nathan, James, and Jared Friesen.
He is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Daniel and Willie; and two sisters, Elda and Margaret.
Memorial services were held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at the Emmanuel Church, Meade, with the Reverend Ken Harder presiding. Private interment was in the Graceland Cemetery. The family would welcome memorials to the Emmanuel Church in care of the funeral home. Personal condolences may be given to the family at