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Wallace "Wally"  Friederich

Pastor Greg Way
“Go Rest High on That Mountain” by Vince Gill
“Fishing in the Dark” by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Randy Friederich
Bill Heisinger
Ann Oorlog
Mae Gunnare
Harry Guthmiller
David Schmidt
Maynard Schnabel
Tripp Good Samaritan Staff
Wallace “Wally” Leroy Friederich was born on Saturday, March 7, 1936 to Elmer and Lenora (Vetter) Friederich at Parkston, South Dakota. Wally attended a country school until eighth grade and then worked both on his family farm and as a mechanic for a local garage in Tripp. On January 14, 1955, he was united into his first marriage with Margaret Semmler at the First Lutheran Church in Mitchell.  Also sharing in his life was Coreen Schoon, his second wife, whom he later divorced.
Wally owned and operated a farm, Friederich Shelling & Trucking, and did custom repair work. His farm yard was always filled with hired men and customers from early in the morning till late in the evening. He devoted himself to providing for his family and his strong work ethic has been passed down throughout the generations. To find balance from the demands of the farm, Wally spent many hours on the river to find relaxation through camping and fishing. Many in the family have continued his love of fishing and remember his motto of “Only Walleyes for Wally."
Another endeavor he enjoyed was sponsoring racecars. Many family weekends were spent at the Wagner Racetrack cheering on car 33.  Painstaking hours were devoted by Wally and the crew preparing the car only to go race, wreck, repair, repeat. Rehashing the race in the pits was another part of Wally’s life on the track.
After many years of deteriorating health related to his diabetes, Wally died on Sunday, July 5, 2015 at the Tripp Good Samaritan Center in Tripp. He had attained the age of 79 years 3 months 28 days.
Although their marriage resulted in divorce, Wally and Margaret continued a strong friendship and shared five children whom he is survived by: Timothy Friederich, Terri (Rick) Mayer, Teresa (Aaron) Berndt, Thomas Friederich, and James (Peggy) Lippert; ten grandchildren: Eric (Mandy) Cuka, Brandi (Eric) Brintnall, Brooks (Lindsey) Friederich, Brittany (Cody) Tolvstad, Tyrese Friederich, Javon Friederich, Bailey Berndt, Jacob Lippert, Megan Lippert, and Austin Lippert; four great-grandchildren: Rylee Elizabeth Brintnall and Brayden James Brintnall; Mya Margaret Cuka; Colton Harlan Tolvstad.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Lenora Friederich, sister Lois, and daughter-in-law Kathy Friederich, and first wife, Margaret Friederich.

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Dear Tim and family. So sorry for your loss I know I am not ready to be without my dad and his stories and advice you and your family are good people and that comes from good parents I hope you will be comforted by the fact that you have each other and friends that will reach out to you. I had a number of occasions to talk to you dad when I ran my bait route he would buy night crawlers and share stories of you kids and racing or fishing with me. He really was proud of you kids.

Steve Tollefson Jul 13 2015 6:02 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you walk this walk no one wants to walk. He is at rest now until the Last Day. May Jesus hold all of you in His loving arms as you grieve. We will not be able to be with you on the 18th, but love and prayers will be abounding that day for all of you.

Prisiclla & Mitch Klintworth & family Jul 7 2015 1:16 PM