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Date of Birth July 25, 1916

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Date of Passing August 01, 1993

Aaron Friedel

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Aaron Joseph Friedel 1916 - 2015 Aaron Joseph Friedel, 99, formerly of Zion, Ill., and current resident of St. Joseph's Home in Kenosha, died on Monday, Oct. 12, 2015. Aaron was born on July 25, 1916, to Herman and Tracy Friedel in Norma, N.D. He and his twin sister, Ann Josephine were delivered at home by their father. They lived on the prairie in Norma until his family moved to Zion, IL in 1918. Aaron has been a member at the Christ Community Church (formerly called the Christian Catholic Apostolic Church) in Zion, IL since he was a child. Aaron began sailing and working on ships in 1934 after his high school graduation, and he served in the Coast Guard (Merchant Marines) and was honorably discharged on August 15, 1945. He traveled to many places around the world, before, during and after World War II. Aaron worked as a machinist at Johnson Motors in Waukegan, IL and retired with 36 years of service. On Feb. 18, 1936, he married Lenore Brown, and they had two sons, Wayne and Barry. They later divorced, and Aaron married Margaret Rushforth in 1954. Margaret died in 1992, and he married Grace Watts in August 1993. Aaron will be missed by his family. His main care giver for more than the past five years has been his nephew-in-law, Burton Zielinski, Sr. His niece Janis Zielinski also helped. Aaron is survived by Wayne's wife, Millie and Barry's wife, Sharon. Aaron also had many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews and nieces and great nephews and great nieces. Surviving Aaron is his sister, Mary Friedel Magden Zinn of Kenosha. Preceding Aaron in death are his parents and his brothers, Earl (in infancy), Edward and Charles. He is also preceded by his sisters, Rose (in infancy), Ann Friedel Stamm (Aaron's twin sister), and half-sister, Darlene Friedel Wasion Tisinger. Special thanks to Dr. Engstrom and his staff, along with the entire staff at the Barton Senior Residence in Zion and the St. Joseph's Home and Rehabilitation Center in Kenosha for the wonderful care provided to Aaron. A memorial service will be held on Monday, Oct. 19, 2015, at 11 a.m. at the Lloyd Chapel at Christ Community Church, 2500 Dowie Memorial Drive, Zion, Illinois. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Aaron's name would be appreciated to the Christ Community Church. Please sign the online guest book at www.congdonfuneralhome.com Congdon & Company 3012 Sheridan Road Zion, IL 60099 847-746-1234
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