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Jacob Cornelius Friesen

Born 9 Jun 1915, Butterfield, Watonwan County, Minnesota
Gender Male
Parents Cornelius A. Friesen (1881-1965), Susanna (Sawatzky) Friesen (1886-1972)
Schools Attended
Branch of Service Army
Additional Identifiers
Service Timeframe 5 May 1942 - 26 Nov 1945
War/Conflict World War Two 1939-1945
Principal Units and Locations

Private First Class, US Army. Served in the European theater.

Military Awards and Decorations

Saint Matthews Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, Butterfield, Watonwan County, Minnesota


Buried Saint Matthews Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, Butterfield, Watonwan County, Minnesota.

Mr. Jacob C. Friesen passed away Thursday, Dec. 16 at New Ulm Union hospital where he had been confined since Nov. 28. Services were held Saturday, Dec. 18 at St. Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Butterfield, with the Rev. Eugene Roecker officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Mr. Friesen was born June 9, 1915 at Butterfield, the son of Cornelius and Susanne Sawatzky Friesen. He went with his parents to reside in North Dakota and received his education at Stanley returning to Minnesota at the age of 21.

He is survived by his wife, Edna, a daughter and son-in-law Ronald and Nancy Jeske, Melrose, and a son and daughter-in-law, Gene S. and Linda Friesen, Comfrey; two grandchildren, Alyssa and Amber Jeske. He is also survived by three brothers, Ted, Butterfield; Cornelius, Mt. Lake, and George, Gilbert, AZ; three sisters, Mrs. P. A. (Ann) Lepp, Butterfield; Mrs. Pete (Susan) Enn, Stanley, ND, and Mrs. Harold (Mary Lou) Knickrehm, St. James.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

On Feb. 26, 1942 he married Edna Dick in Mt. Lake. Following their marriage he entered the armed services and served his country until November 1945. When he returned he was employed as a truck driver and was manager for the Custom Farm Fertilizer plant, Darfur, and also had been employed by the Tri-County Agricultural Division.

Mr. Friesen had been in failing health for the past 18 months and was hospitalized at Comfrey from Nov. 5 to Nov. 28, when he entered Union hospital.