NEW BOSTON, Ill. - Keith Frieden, 61, of New Boston, Ill., died Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2000, at the University Hospital and Clinics in Iowa City. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the Geo M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home in Muscatine.
Services will be held at the Faith Chapel in Muscatine. The Rev. Ron Yohe will officiate. Burial will be at the Drury Reynolds Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bill Frieden, Matt Frieden, Mike Frieden, Nate Frieden, Greg Lair and Wayne Tompkins. Honorary Pallbearers will be Josh, Jake, Tom and Matt (Freddy). A luncheon will follow services at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home.
Visitation will be at the Geo M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home in Muscatine. Memorials may be made to the Faith Chapel in his memory.
Mr. Frieden was born on Aug. 11, 1939, in Eliza Township, the son of Lester H. and Blanche Terrill Frieden. He married Nancy Snyder on June 12, 1959, in Muscatine.
He was a member of the Faith Chapel in Muscatine. He was founder of Frieden Excavating. He was a farmer in the New Boston area. He loved God, his family, church, farming and excavating.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy, of New Boston; four sons, Bill Frieden and his wife, Traci, of New Boston, Matt and his wife, Sue and Mike and his wife, Christine, all of Joy, Ill., and Nate, at home; three daughters, Laura Lair and her husband, Greg, of New Boston, Deb Tompkins and her husband, Wayne, of New Boston, and Joni at home; 11 grandchildren, Josh and his finance, Kelly, Jake, Tom, Matt, Randi, Ashley, Tyler, Emily, Jordan, and Whitley; his father, Lester of Eliza, Ill.; two brothers, Wilbur of New Boston and Randy of Aledo, Ill.; and two sisters, Florence Sell and Alta Turner, both of Eliza.
He was preceded in death by his mother, a brother, in infancy, and a sister, Lois.