Theodore (Ted) Edward Friesner

Monday, February 1, 2016

Theodore (Ted) Edward Friesner, 86, of Golden, died Jan. 20, 2016, at Cedar Ridge Care Center. He was born Sept. 23, 1929, in Grundy Center, Iowa, the son of John Harvey and Kathryn Maud (Richards) Friesner, Sr. He graduated from Grundy Center High School in 1947. He was united in marriage on Sept. 19, 1948, to Phyllis Lea Eldridge in Waterloo, Iowa. He served in the Iowa Army National Guard for 38 years in various command and staff assignments. He retired in 1985 as a brevet Brigadier General.

Survivors include: one son, Mark Jay Friesner, of Des Moines, Iowa; two grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, grandson, both parents, two brothers and a sister.

Graveside services with military honors were held Friday at the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Waterloo, Iowa, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.

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