Robert Friedly

Robert J. Friedly, 84, of Brodhead, passed away on Thursday, June 16, 2016, at Woods Crossing Nursing Home in Brodhead.  He was born on Oct. 21, 1931, in Spring Grove Township, Green County, the son of C. Walter and Margaret (Schneider) Friedly. He married Loretta J. Hoeper on Mar. 12, 1955, in Brodhead. She passed away on Nov. 2, 2014.

Bob retired from General Motors in 1983. He enjoyed living in the country and working on the farm. He loved going to the river in Lynxville, Wis., on summer weekends and spending time fishing on the Mississippi River with family and friends. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and was a member of VFW Post 6858 in Brodhead.

Bob is survived by his three daughters: Debbie (Dan) Meier of Manitowish Waters, Wis, Jodie (Steve) Zimmerman of Monroe, Wis., and Kristi (Bill) Prien of Brodhead; five grandchildren: Cody (Melissa) Meier, Tory (Jamie) Meier, Chad (Tasha) Zimmerman, Karissa (Ryan) Eckelberg, Lacey (Zach Lightly) Prien; six great-grandchildren: Tatum and Mason Meier, Lily, Lany, and Maxwell Zimmerman, and Henry Eckelberg; siblings: Walter Friedly, Fritz (Lois) Friedly, Ralph Friedly, Bertha Chestnut, Lucille Brooks, Janet Zettle, Helen (Gordy) Brooks, and Beverly (Danny) Klopfenstein.

He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, and sister, Margaret Le Beau.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. yesterday, Tuesday, June 21 at the D.L. Newcomer Funeral Home in Brodhead with Pastor Krystal Goodger officiating. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery, Brodhead, with Military Rites. A visitation was held from 10 a.m. until time of services on Tuesday at the funeral home.

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The family wants to give a heartfelt thank-you to the Agrace Hospice team for all their kindness and comfort they gave to Robert and his family, and a special thank-you to everyone who visited him at Woods Crossing.