Katherine F. (Reimer) Friesen

Joe Denoyer - November 23, 2021 8:14 pm

Katherine F. (Reimer) Friesen, age 95, passed away Monday evening, November 22, 2021, at the Meade District Hospital, Meade, Kansas.

She was born September 30, 1926, on a farm near Meade, Kansas, the daughter of John J. and Mary (Friesen) Reimer.    As a young girl she attended school at the McNaulty Grade School in rural Meade County.  Education was very important to Katherine.  She loved books and reading her entire life.  Growing up she had a passion for singing and was a member of a ladies quartet for over thirty years.  During her childhood, her family moved to Louisiana, living there for several years.   They later moved back to Meade.

On September 24, 1944, she married Pete M. Friesen at Meade.  After their marriage, the couple made their home in rural Meade County.  Over the years she was not only a homemaker but owned and operated the Prairie Book Nook from 1973 until 1978.

She accepted Jesus Christ as Lord of her life when she was sixteen years old and served her Lord and her church as a Sunday School teacher, Awana Listener and Church librarian.  She was also a member of the EUH Unit, serving in variouls leadership positions.

She is surived by two sons, Eugene D. Friesen and wife Carlene of Lincoln, Kansas, and Stanley D. Friesen of Sulphur, Oklahoma; a grandson, Jeremy E. Friesen and wife Lisa; four great-grandchildren, Lydia, Nathan, James, and Jared; and many nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters-in-laws, and friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Pete on April 27, 2013; her parents; a brother, John Reimer; and sisters, Agnes Classen, Mary Isaac, Anna Jansen, Sara Classen, Elizabeth Isaac, and Eva Rempel.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 27, 2021, at Graceland Cemetery, Meade.  Celebration of life services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 27, 2021, at the Emmanuel Mennonite Church, Meade.  Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Friday at Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary.

The family would welcome memorials to the Emmanuel Mennonite Church in care of the funeral home.

Personal condolences may be given to the family at www.fidlerormebachmanmortuary.com