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Roy Friesz

March 31, 1933 — November 29, 2023

Roy L. Friesz, 90, Mandan, died November 29, 2023, at his home with his wife, Jeannette, by his side.

Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, December 16, 2023, at Spirit of Life Catholic Church, Mandan, with Fr. Keith Streifel celebrating.  Burial will be at Mandan Union Cemetery. 

Cremation has taken place and the family will greet friends one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. 

Roy was born March 30, 1933, to Nick R. and Perpetua “Bada” (Schmidt) Friesz.  Raised on the family farm north of Fallon, ND, he attended school in Flasher, graduating from Flasher High School in 1952.  He then moved to Mandan and attended Bismarck Junior College, graduating in 1954.  On October 24, 1960, he married Jeannette Leingang at St. Anthony Church. Roy worked for Sweetheart Bakery for 30 years.  He was a member of the St. Anthony Verein and Teamsters Union.  Roy loved pheasant hunting with his family, fishing, gardening, and traveling.  He looked forward to days when he got to pick his grandkids up from school.  A beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, Roy will be missed by all who knew and loved him.       

Blessed to have shared in his life is his wife of 63 years, Jeannette Friesz, Mandan; two sons, Dennis M. (Lorraine) Friesz, Mandan and Roger R. (Joie) Friesz, Round Rock, TX; five grandchildren, Sara (Jaden) Hertz, Eric (Brittany) Friesz, Dylan Friesz (fiancee, Andrea), and Rae and Matti Friesz; and five great grandchildren, Riley, Edyn, and Everett Hertz and Easton and Asher Friesz; and siblings, Loretta Loeb, Gresham, OR, Jim (Judy) Friesz, Mandan, and Luella Collins, Molalla, OR.

Roy was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Frances (Tony) Hopfauf, Josephine (Bill) Helbling, Odell (Art) Mildenberger, Emerita (Ralph) Loeb, and Margaret; brothers, Ray (Irene) Friesz, Martin (Ellen) Friesz, and infant Henry; and brothers-in-law, Harlin Loeb and Lee Collins.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to Meals on Wheels, Pheasants Forever, or the charity of your choice. 

The family wishes to thank Sanford Hospice for their kind and compassionate care of Roy.

Service Schedule

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Visitation

Saturday, December 16, 2023

9:30 - 10:30 am (Central time)

Spirit of Life Catholic Church

801 1st St SE, Mandan, ND 58554

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Mass

Saturday, December 16, 2023

10:30 - 11:30 am (Central time)

Spirit of Life Catholic Church

801 1st St SE, Mandan, ND 58554

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Burial

Saturday, December 16, 2023

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

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