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Robert “Bob” L. Friedenfels

Robert “Bob” L. Friedenfels Robert “Bob” L. Friedenfels


Robert “Bob” L. Friedenfels, 89, of Medford, passed away on Sunday, June 21, 2020 at Clark County Rehab and Living Center, where he had been a resident for the past two years. He was under the care of St. Croix Hospice. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 27 at St. Mary’s Cemetery in the town of Holway. The family requests that attendees are respectful of social distancing while attending the service.

Bob was born on Dec. 2, 1930 at home in the town of Maplehurst, Taylor County, to the late Emil and Anna (Potocnik) Friedenfels. Bob went to Redville School and helped out on the family farm. On Aug. 2, 1952, he married Rita Schwellenbach at Holy Rosary Catholic Church and started farming in the town of Holway with her. That very fall, he went to serve in the army during the Korean War. After returning from the war, Bob and Rita were blessed with three children, Roxanne, Randolph and Richard. Bob served on the Taylor County Board of Supervisors for 12 years. In 1978, Rita passed away. Several years later, Bob married Mary Bootz and they had one daughter, Elizabeth. Bob and Mary were later divorced. Robert lived in retirement for many years on his farm in the town of Hammel, which he had moved to in 1969.

Bob is survived by his children, Roxanne (Rick Kempf) Friedenfels of Minneapolis, Minn., Randolph (Juanita Timm) Friedenfels of Medford, Richard (Corinne Kolbe) Friedenfels and Elizabeth (Eric Schram) Friedenfels of Merrill; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; siblings, Rich Friedenfels of Milwaukee, Gloria (Bob) Garcia of Oregon, Edward (Marge) Friedenfels of Eau Claire and Daisy Bullock of Minneapolis, Minn.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Bob was preceded in death by his wife, Rita; brothers, Frank, Harry, Donald and William; and sisters, Dolores and Dorothy.

Hemer Funeral Home of Medford and Rib Lake have been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.


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