Oscar "Fred" Friedrich,
March 7, 1949 ~ November 19, 2022
"Fred" Friedrich, jr, 73, of Lexington passed
from this earth Saturday, November 19th, 2022
surrounded by his family.
Fred was born
at Carrollton Hospital on March 7th, 1949 to
Oscar Sr and Violet (Rivers) Friedrich. He was
the oldest of 5 boys and grew up on the family
farm in Lexington, Missouri. He graduated from
Lexington High School in 1967. He married
Dorothy (Walter) Friedrich on October 26th, 1975.
Together, they raised 3 children in Lexington.
Fred loved country life. He spent most of
his working years at The MFA Exchange grain
elevator in Lexington. He also spent many hours
on the farm after putting in a full day of work.
He was a member of St. Luke Evangelical Free
Church for 47+ years, where he served on both
the church council and cemetery board. He was
also an active member of Santa Fe Trailers, a
square dancing club in Independence. He loved
square dancing, but more than that, he loved the
people and the friendships that grew from it. He
spent countless hours enjoying his kids’ and
grandkids' varied activities.
survived by his wife Dorothy of 47 years; his 3
children: Kenny (Allison) of Odessa, Mark
(Jeanetta) of Cedar Falls, Iowa, and Kristin (Ben)
Sassmann of Wellington; 8 grandchildren:
Kennison, Colton and Cerise Friedrich, Braden
and Lily Friedrich, and Hunter, Connor and
McKenna Sassmann; his brothers: James, Roger,
Russell, and Robert. He was preceded in death by
his parents and grandparents, Emil and Esther
Friedrich, and James and Ruby Rivers.
In Lieu of
flowers, Memorials may be sent to: St. Lukes
Evangelical Free Church, St. Lukes Evangelical
Church Cemetery, or Show-Me Christian Youth