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George Henry Friesen

Born 12 Dec 1918, Lostwood, Mountrail County, North Dakota
Gender Male
Parents Cornelius A. Friesen (1881-1965), Susanna (Sawatzky) Friesen (1886-1972)
Schools Attended

Graduated High School, Stanley, North Dakota in 1936

Branch of Service Army Air Force/Corps
Additional Identifiers Non-commissioned Officer
Service Timeframe 31 Aug 1942 - 11 Oct 1945
War/Conflict World War Two 1939-1945
Principal Units and Locations

United States Army Air Force Signal Corps. He served in the European theater. He entered service from his home town of Butterfield, Watonwan County, Minnesota.

Military Awards and Decorations


Entered Service from Watonwan County, Minnesota. Died Dec. 31, 2004, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona. Buried Mountain View Funeral Home and Cemetery, Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona, Plot: Garden D(Garden of Christus), Lot: 27, Spaces 3&4.

George was born to Cornelius and Susan Sawatzky Friesen in Lostwood, ND on Dec 12, 1918. He received his education in Lostwood and graduated from high school in 1936. He moved with his family to Butterfield, MN in 1938.

He was united in marriage to Tena Dick in Mt. Lake, MN on Sept. 18, 1941. George served in the U. S. Army/Air Force in the Signal Corps overseas during W.W. II from July 1942 until the end of the war in 1945.

They farmed north of Butterfield, MN after he came home until they made a move to Mesa, AZ in March 1961. George worked as a finish carpenter until he retired in 1992.

To this union, 3 children were born, LaVonne, Gail and Charles. George was united in marriage to Lillian Warnemunde June 4, 2001.

He is survived by his wife, Lillian of Apache Jct., AZ; his children, LaVonne (Frank) Fast of Warroad, MN., Charles (Chuck) Friesen of Gilbert, Az., 4 step-children, Dick Warnemunde, LaVonne Hawkson, Julie McWalter, Randy Warnemunde; 9 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, 8 step-grandchildren and 5 step-great-grandchildren.; 2 sisters, Susan Enns of Stanley, ND and Mary Lou Knickrehm of St. James, MN., 2 sisters-in-law, Edna (Jake) Friesen of Comfrey, MN., Adeline (Cornie) Friesen of Freeman, S.D. and many loving nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Tena; his daughter, Gail, Granddaughter, Lisa ; his sister, Ann (Pete) Lepp and his 3 brothers, Jake, Cornie and Ted; 3 brothers-in-law, Pete Lepp, Peter Enns and Harold Knickrehm.