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Robert "Bob" Friedrichs

April 25, 1934 — April 5, 2024

Sauk Centre, Minnesota

Robert "Bob" Friedrichs

Robert L. “Bob” Friedrichs, age 89 of Sauk Centre, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Friday, April 5, 2024 at the Galeon Community Memorial Home in Osakis, Minnesota.

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 10 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre with Rev. Mark Botzet officiating. Inurnment will be held in the parish cemetery at a later date.

Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church. 

Robert Leo Friedrichs was born April 25, 1934 in Sauk Centre, Minnesota to Roman and Johanna (Koch) FriedrichsHe was united in marriage to Junetta “June” Becker on September 6, 1958 at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Belle River, Minnesota. Bob worked for Sauk Centre Recapping from 1957 through 1966. He purchased the city service station and operated it until 1968 when he founded Friedrichs Tire and Oil. Bob sold Friedrichs Tire and Oil in 1984 and started Bob’s Radiator Shop in 1986 which was located on his hobby farm. He owned and operated the shop until 1998. During these years, Bob drove Sauk Centre school bus for 30 years and after retirement drove Tri-CAP bus from 2000 through 2008. Bob and June bought 150 acres which they farmed until they parceled it out and sold 20 lots.  

He was a member St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre. Bob enjoyed fixing old tractors, traveling, going to Bluegrass Music Festivals, camping, spending time with family, and loved watching his grandchildren’s sporting events. 

Survivors include his loving wife of 65 years, June Friedrichs of Sauk Centre; children, Dennis (Cherie) Friedrichs of Las Vegas, Nevada, Julie (John) Brau of Sauk Centre, Bryon (Kris) Friedrichs of Sauk Centre, and Patrick (Lynn) Friedrichs of Alexandria; six grandchildren, Melissa, Michael, Emily, Whitney, Jordan (Andy), and Jay; four great-grandchildren, Easton, Carson, Hudson, and Reagan; and many loving relatives and friends. 

Bob was preceded in death by his parents; brothers and sisters, Evelyn Bisel, Marcy Heinen, Levern Friedrichs, Arthur Friedrichs, Arlene Schmidt, Mardel Libbesmier, and Richard Friedrichs


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