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Sherman H. Friesenborg

December 1, 1946 — November 8, 2014

Sherman H. Friesenborg

FOREST CITY – Sherman H. Friesenborg, 67, of Forest City died Saturday, November 8, 2014 at his home.

A memorial visitation will be held from 4:30 P.M. until 5:30 P.M., Wednesday, November 12th at the Cataldo Schott Funeral Home in Forest City. A Scriptural wake service will follow the visitation at 5:30 P.M. with Fr. Dennis Miller of St. James Catholic Church officiating.

Memorials may be directed to the Sherman Friesenborg Memorial Fund which will be used to establish a scholarship in the carpentry field at Forest City High School.

Sherman Harlow Friesenborg, the son of John Jr. and Helen (Olson) Friesenborg was born on December 1, 1946, in Buffalo Center. He was confirmed in the Lutheran faith and attended school at Buffalo Center Community School. On January 14, 1967, he was united in marriage to Valjean Severson in Lake Mills. To this union, four children were born: Lonnie, Laura, John, and Rhonda. Sherman and Valjean raised their family in Thompson where they were members of Bethany Lutheran Church. Sherman owned and operated the Bricelyn Meat Locker and later worked for Hills Potatoes and A & B Welding, but spent most of his career as a self-employed carpenter.

In July 1990, Sherman was united in marriage to Joyce Usher, of Nashua, Iowa, at a service in Dubois, Wyoming. He and Joyce loved living in Centennial, Wyoming, surrounded by the Snowy Range Mountains.

Sherman was a gifted carpenter, designing and hand-crafting furniture and constructing residential and commercial buildings. He was also an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed both hunting and fishing. Sherman also served many years as a firefighter with the Thompson Fire Department.

Sherman is survived by his children, Lonnie (Laura) Friesenborg, Laura (David) Kudej and Rhonda Newby all of Forest City; grandchildren, Brennan and Mitchell Friesenborg, Anton, Josef and Sophia Kudej, Parker Albrant and Jacob Newby; a sister, Joyce Johnson of Minneapolis, MN; and cousin and best friend, Tilman (Karen) Friesenborg of Golden City, MO.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce; infant son, John; and parents, John and Helen Friesenborg.
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Visitation

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Starts at 4:30pm (Central time)

Cataldo Funeral Home - Main Office

760 Center Avenue, Garner, IA 50438

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Starts at 5:30pm (Central time)

Cataldo Funeral Home - Main Office

760 Center Avenue, Garner, IA 50438

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