Fredrick Richard Friese<p>Fredrick Richard Friese returned home to our Heavenly Father on Thursday, October 15 th 2020.<br /> One of his sons was at his bedside, and his other children, grandchildren and Carol Friese were<br /> with him via video call.<br /> Fred was born in Los Angeles, California May 26, 1928 to Fredrick William Friese and Eliza<br /> Mae Anderson Friese. He went to elementary and high school in Los Angeles, and he studied<br /> engineering at UCLA on an academic scholarship. He grew in stature and abilities, and was<br /> soon the mainstay of his family due to health problem of his dad. It caused great hardship on his<br /> family when he was drafted into the army during the Korean War, but he sent most of his money<br /> home to help his parents. While in the army he built on the mechanical skills that became his<br /> life’s work, and he worked as an aircraft mechanic at Pacific Airmotive after returning home<br /> from the Korean War. He met his wife-to-be (Carol Chamberlain) at a church function, and they<br /> were married in the Los Angeles Temple of the Church of Latter Day Saints on July 17 th 1964. In<br /> 1976 he moved his family to Leeds, Utah and opened up his own business as an automotive<br /> mechanic. He served in the Leeds fire department, city council, and water board; and even<br /> served brief stints as the mayor and constable. He loved living and working in Leeds, and he<br /> loved the people.<br /> Fred was skilled craftsman and mechanic, and he was incredibly resourceful. He was a man you<br /> would want with you if you were stranded on a deserted island, because he could build<br /> something useful from whatever washed up on shore. He adhered to a healthy lifestyle, and<br /> enjoyed growing his own organic fruits and vegetables. To say that he loved fishing would be an<br /> understatement, and he would get away any chance he could to go fishing. He took great joy in<br /> the companionship of the several German Shepherds. Those who knew Fred best appreciated his<br /> corny sense of humor.<br /> Fred is survived by three children Friese Undine, Richard Paul Friese and Sharon Mae Brakel.<br /> Sharon blessed him with two wonderful grandchildren, Oskar and Mathilde.<br /> There will be a grave-side service held at the Leeds cemetery on Monday October 19 th at 11:30.</p>
May 26, 1928 - October 15, 202005/26/192810/15/2020
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