Wayne Stephen Friessen, son of Leo and Sophie (Sauers) Friessen, was born on February 10, 1932 in Larchwood, Iowa and died on Thursday, March 17, 2016 at Avera Sunset Manor in Irene, South Dakota at the age of 84.
Funeral services are 1:00 PM, on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at Miller Funeral Home - Downtown Chapel in Sioux Falls, South Dakota with Fr. Dave Desmond officiating. Burial will be in the St. Michael's Cemetery in Sioux Falls. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Yankton.
Survivors include three sisters: Irene (Leland) George of Sioux Falls, Marlene Crawley of Tulsa, OK and JoAnn Friessen of Tulsa, OK; brother, Cletus (Cheryl) Friessen of Sioux Falls; sister-in-law, Joan Friessen of Sioux Falls; and many nieces and nephews.
Wayne was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Robert and Leonard; sister-in-law, Sharon Friessen; and a nephew, Terry Friessen.
Memorials are preferred to Avera Sunset Manor in Irene.
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We will greatly miss Wayne. We just read of his passing as we were out of town last week and just returned late Tuesday night, thereby missing his funeral. Wayne was a gentle spirit and will be missed. After he moved to Irene, we didn't see him as much. I did stop some months ago and brought him some candy bars. He gave me some of his art work. Our family will miss the good times we had with Wayne. We are sorry for your loss. God bless you all.
Drs. Dan Johnson and Mary Milroy, and daughters: Carrie, Laura, Leslie, and Amy
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