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“My cousin Agnes and I rode on the orange school bus to elementary Leahy School at St. Gertrude. My condolences to her family. Rest in peace, Agnes. ”
1 of 12 | Posted by: Alvina Ternes Lenerville

“We were sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family during this difficult time. May...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Denise Keller

“My thoughts and prayers are with you on the passing of your loved one. She was my aunt. I would see her sometimes when I lived in Bismarck and...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Peggy Butenhoff

“Prayers for the family, may she Rest In Peace. ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: Woody and Carmell Barth

“Bernie, Sorry to hear about your mom. We are thinking and praying for you. ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: Barb Zander

“Friesz Family, Very sorry to hear about the loss of Agnes, growing up as kids we were always welcomed at your house, Great Food, Great Laughs and...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Leon Heinrich

“Trisha & Family, we are so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. You are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: Norma Geiger

“Dear Doreen and all, My prayerful sympathy. Your mother was a dear! I remember her and your dad coming to St. Joe's for Mass and to the school for...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Sister Susan Lardy

“Friesz family, Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. I worked at the high school when Agnes worked there and also delivered...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Delores and Gary Christian

“I am so sorry for your loss. Moms are special, and she will be missed by all of you. Take care. ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Bonnie Mayer

“When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. May the wonderful treasures fill your hearts with love and bring you peace....Read More »
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Agnes Friesz, 80, Mandan, passed peacefully June 16, 2017 surrounded by her children. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 am on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Mandan, ND with Msgr. Patrick Schumacher as celebrant. Burial will be at Mandan Union Cemetery. Visitation will be held Monday, June 19, 2017 from 4:00-8:00 pm at Weigel Funeral Home, with Rosary/Parish Vigil at 7:00 pm. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the service on Tuesday. Agnes was born on December 23, 1936 to Louie Koch and Aurora (Ternes). She was raised and educated in Shields, ND. Agnes married Urban Friesz on October 2, 1956. Together they raised 6 beautiful children in Mandan, ND. Agnes was a devoted wife and loving mother and grandmother who always placed the needs of others before her own. Agnes was the first to join in any family event and loved to host slumber parties for her grandchildren where she spoiled them with an endless assortment of food and snacks. Agnes was very outgoing and loved to visit with people during her trips to The Aid, the bandshell and rummage sales all over town. Agnes was an excellent cook with her specialty being German recipes. She made all the wedding cakes for her children. She worked at Mandan High School and volunteered at St. Joseph Church where she was a member of the women's circle. She was a devout Catholic and spent many hours praying her rosary. She loved to dance and her hobbies included crocheting, gardening and refinishing furniture. Her great pride was providing for her family and grandchildren. Her legacy of love, laughter, and charity is carried in the hearts and lives of all who loved and knew Agnes. Agnes will be deeply missed by her children, Brenda Dolajak, Bernie (Dave) Sailer, Doreen (Jeff) Leingang, Diana Pahl, Urban (Sonya) Friesz, Patricia (John) Zacher; grandchildren, Joshua, Miranda, Elijah, Isaiah (Brenda), Ryan, Andrew (Bernie), Heather, Vanessa (Doreen), Devon, Billie Jo (Diana), Joshua, Jediah, Trinity (Urban), Myles, Mason, Alexa (Patricia), and 10 great-grandchildren; sisters, Fannie Deichert, Pauline Roll, Maggie Deichert, Cecilia (Herman) Gustin, Angelita (Tom) Schafer, Daisy Heinrich, Rufina (Leo) Stegmiller, Peggy Weber; brothers, Pius (Jeanette) Koch, Louie (Maggie) Koch, Blaise (Mary Ann) Koch, Richard Koch; sister-in-law, Darleen Koch. Agnes was preceded in death by her husband, Urban Friesz (2007); parents, Louie and Aurora (Ternes) Koch; sisters, Letvena, Letvena, Genevieve Tishmack, Mary Lou (George) Bohn; brothers Niklous, Lorenz, Steve; son-in-law, Vernon Dolajak; sister-in-law, Lynn Koch; brothers-in-law, Martin Deichert, Joe Roll, and Max Deichert. We would like to thank the staff at Sanford on Sunset for their heartfelt care and compassion for our mom and family.

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