Glen Friesen - June 11, 2013

Glen Friesen, 70, of Aurora, died Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at his home.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, June 14, at the St. Peter Lutheran Church in Hampton. Burial will be in the Aurora Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary in Aurora. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at
Glen D. Friesen, son of Peter E. and Lucille (Pankratz) Friesen, was born in Aurora on Dec. 7, 1942
Glen grew up on farms in the Henderson and Aurora area. He graduated from Aurora High School.
In 1962, Glen was married to Virgene Wright. Two children were born to this union: Angie and Chris. Glen spent his entire career farming. He farmed south of Aurora for 50-plus years. Glen was known for planting the straightest rows before GPS.
Glen loved working on puzzles, taking lots of pictures, attending his grandchildren events and games and collecting toy tractors. He was a member of the Rural Fire Department Board for many years. Glen was a devoted father and grandfather never forgetting a birthday or anniversary with a beautiful card.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother-in-law.
Survivors include his two children, Angie (Mitch) Lane of Fullerton and Chris (Jenny) Friesen of Hampton; three grandchildren, Riley and Caitlin Lane of Fullerton and Courtney Friesen of Hampton; a brother, Roy (Phyllis) Friesen of Colorado; three sisters, Treva Rosenthal of Florida, Pam (Rick) Oetken of Iowa and Audrey (Paul) Janzen of Henderson; and many nieces and nephews.

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