Adrian J. Freidhof

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Adrian Freidhof, age 95 of New Hampton passed away on Monday, May 28, 2018 at Mercy Medical Center in New Hampton. A Memorial Mass for Adrian will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at Holy Family Parish in New Hampton with Father Brian Dellaert celebrating the Mass. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the Memorial Mass at the church on Thursday. Burial will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Alta Vista. Adrian Joseph was born on May 2, 1923, the son of Edward and Anna Helena (Diederich) Freidhof in Elma, Iowa. He attended country school. Upon completing his education, Adrian began his lifelong career as a farmer. On April 3, 1945, Adrian was united in marriage to Helen Marie Zweibohmer at St. Francis De Sales in Ossian, Iowa. The couple made their home near Alta Vista, later moving to the Freidhof Family Farm. Adrian and Helen moved to New Hampton when they retired in 1989. Adrian enjoyed traveling with Helen, fishing, golfing, playing cards and spending time with his family. He was a member of Holy Family Parish in New Hampton, the Catholic Order of Forresters, Knights of Columbus and a trustee at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Alta Vista. Those left to cherish Adrian’s memories are his children, Dorothy (Don) Link of Davenport, IA, Carol (James) Fangman of Cameron, WI, Joyce (Bob Runge) Zeliadt of Des Moines, IA, Marlene (Tom) LaMotte of Biwabik, MN, Donna (James) Rosonke of New Hampton and Darryl (Tammy) Freidhof of Storm Lake, IA; two sisters-in-law, Lorraine Freidhof of Ridgeway, IA and Bernice Freidhof of Lourdes, IA; 16 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Helen in 2016; his children, Duane and Henry; granddaughter, Kaitlin Rosonke; sisters, Gertrude Lentz, Edith Heit and Mary Freidhof in infancy; his brothers, Linus, Jerome in the Battle of the Bulge, Fabian, Cyrus and Robert.

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  1. Adrian was a good man. My Dad loved playing cards with the Friedhofs: talk about competition! It is always hard to lose your Mom and Dad. It is so different without them. We would love to come to the funeral but Roger will be having an angiogram in Rochester that same morning. The Ray and Romana Lentz family offer our sympathy. Kathleen (Lentz) and Roger Rasing

  2. Our sympathy to all of my cousins and their families. Uncle Adrian has left me with many fond memories to cherish. He will be missed, but I know he is now reunited with Aunt Helen and at peace.
    Marlys & John Recker Roswell, GA

  3. To the Friedhof family we are sorry for your loss and you have our deepest sympathy.
    Duane and Marlys Hackman

  4. May all the memories of your loved one fill your thoughts in the next days. All our thoughts and prayers. David and Jeanne Roder

  5. Our sympathy to all the family of Adrian.
    We will be gone Thursday but will be with you in Sporit.
    Louise and Donn Harris

  6. Sympathy to the entire Family. Lori and I have lots of good memories celebrating Adrian and My BIG BIRTHDAYS together. May 2nd every year I will think of Uncle Adrian!

    Rod & Lori Freidhof

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