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Arthur Friedrich and Sharon Friedrich

Posted October 9, 2017 at 4:28 pm

Arthur Friedrich died in early October 2017. He was born in Akron, Iowa in April 1936; the son of Herman and Catherine Friedrich, local farmers.

A graduate of Westmar College and the University of South Dakota, he taught at Magnolia, Logan and Rock Valley, Iowa. His many mathematics and physics students remember him fondly.

He is survived by his daughter Beth of Omaha, Nebraska and a nephew Norman Donald Friedrich of Norfolk, Virginia.

No service is requested.

Sharon Friedrich was born in Sioux City, Iowa in July 1942; the daughter of Woodrow and Joyce (Edwards) Nelson. Sharon died in May 2016.

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