HOOKER, Okla. – Elden Elmer Friesen, 85, of Hooker passed away Monday, Aug. 11, 2014 at the Good Samaritan nursing home in Liberal.
He was born Aug. 18, 1928 to DB and Eva (Franz) Friesen on the farm located between Hooker, Okla. and Adams, Okla.
He married Ruby Mae Blehm in Hooker on Aug. 8, 1948. She preceded him in death.
He attended Adams School graduating in 1946.
He was employed in farming.
He then got a job with Halliburton and was employed with them for 15 years.
In 1999 he was hired by Texas County District 1 where he worked until retiring in July 2014 due to failing health.
He also enjoyed being the minister of the Community Christian Church from the mid 1980's until early 2000.
He enjoyed teaching and talking about his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Survivors include daughter, Diana Yates and husband, Mike, Dickinson N.D.; sisters, Josephine (Friesen) and husband, Jim Mitchell, Albuquerque N.M., and Alforetta Friesen, Bethany, Okla.; and sister-in-law Delores (Blehm) Tharp, Gulf Breeze, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sons, Larry and Michael; sister, Herwanna; father and mother-in-law Henry and Alice Blehm; brother-in-law, Leland Friesen; and sisters and brothers-in-law: Juanita (Blehm) and Scotty Schroff, Jackie (Blehm) and Jim Keaton, and Nelda (Blehm) Gustin.
• Memorial services will be on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at the Gospel of Grace Church in Hooker, Okla. with Charles Mendenhall presiding.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.robertsbrothersfuneralhome.com.