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Agnes Friesz

December 23, 1936 — June 16, 2017

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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