FAIRBURY — Henry G. Friedman, 88, of Fairbury, brother of a Piper City resident, died at 12:40 p.m. Friday, April 26, 2019, at the Good Samaritan Home in Pontiac.
His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 1, at the Apostolic Christian Church in Forrest with ministers of the church officiating. Burial will be in the North Apostolic Christian Cemetery, Forrest. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, at the Duffy-Pils Memorial Home in Fairbury and from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, May 1, at the church.
Mr. Friedman was born Jan. 4, 1931, in rural Cropsey, the son of Antone and Olive Bachtold Friedman. He married Marjorie Kyburz on July 5, 1953, in Forrest. She survives in Fairbury.
Other survivors include his children, David (Wynne) Friedman, Jean Ann (Mike) Wenger and Curtis (Robin) Friedman, all of Fairbury, Mark (Crystal) Friedman of Cape Fair, Mo., Teri Kidd of Chenoa and Scott (Anita) Friedman of Fairbury; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Bertha Sharp of Chatsworth and Hazel Johnson of Fairbury; three brothers, John Friedman of Piper City, Alvin (Doris) Friedman of South Fort Myers, Fla., Glen (Carol) Friedman of Texas; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Pearl Meister; four brothers, Harold, Robert, Charles and Richard Friedman; a grandson, Weston Friedman; and a granddaughter, Derica Friedman.
Mr. Friedman served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a grain farmer and farm mechanic for 56 years. His faith and family were the pillars in his life, and he was a member of the Forrest Apostolic Christian Church.
The family suggests memorials be given to a charity of their choice.