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Patrick Friede

October 12, 1945 July 15, 2022
Patrick Friede
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Obituary for Patrick Friede

Patrick Friede, 76, of Brimfield, IL passed away on Friday, July 15, 2022, at UnityPoint Health - Methodist Hospital. Pat was born on October 12, 1945 in Nebraska City, Nebraska to Edwin and Catherine (Burke) Friede. He married Lynda Fox on July 14th, 1973, in Peoria, IL. He was preceded in death by his mom, Catherine, his dad, Edwin, and his brother Allan Friede. He is survived by his wife, Lynda, and his two daughters, Jennifer (Gary) Shadid of Peoria, Robin (John) Schaffer of Germantown Hills, and his five grandkids, Andrew Schaffer, Ellie Schaffer, Sarah Schaffer, Gabriel Shadid, and Michael Shadid. He is also survived by four additional grandkids, Peter Shadid, Jack Shadid, Grace Shadid, and David Shadid. He also leaves behind his sister, Mary Kay (Allen) Arp of Yutan, Nebraska and his sister-in-law, Linda Friede of Peoria.
Pat graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering in 1968. He worked for Caterpillar in numerous engineering roles (Excavators, Track-Type Tractors, Challenger Ag Tractors, and Motor Graders) for 41 years before he retired in 2009. Throughout his career, he combined his love of talking with people and engineering to help make people and the world a better place. Pat’s favorite engineering assignment was when he was the TSD project lead on the Caterpillar Challenger belted concept tractors. Pat was part of a team that developed a patent for a tractor with endless drive belts. The Challenger 55 and MT 765 were two models of which he was the most proud. It combined his childhood experiences of growing up on the family farm in Nebraska, getting to talk and work with people, and engineering. After retiring, Pat realized that he missed working with people and returned to work in a part time role that allowed him to review technical papers and mentor engineers at the Peoria Proving Grounds (PPG). His last part time role at PPG was as a tour guide showing people “All the important work” that took place at this location. Outside of work, Pat loved spending time with family and friends, meeting and talking to new people, and sharing a meal or coffee with family and friends (new and old). Pat always tried to make the
world a little better and a bit more organized. Anyone who knew Pat, knows he was successful at these pursuits and could rarely be seen without his cowboy hat and boots. His daughters will also miss the early morning, almost daily texts, with pictures of cartoons from the newspaper he was reading and a reminder to be thankful for the day and make it a good one.
A funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 am on Friday, July 22, 2022 at St. Mary’s Church in Kickapoo with a half hour prior visitation. Fr. James Pankiewicz will officiate. Rosary will be at 3:30 pm followed by visitation from 4 to 7 pm on Thursday, July 21, 2022 at Wright and Salmon Mortuary. Burial will follow Mass at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Kickapoo.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial gifts be made in memory of Patrick Friede to Mayo Clinic for sinonasal carcinoma research. Donations can be made online or by mail to Mayo Clinic, Dept. of Development, 200 First St. SW, Rochester, MN 55905. Memorial gifts may also be sent to the Women's Care Center, 7620 N. University St, Ste.106, Peoria, IL 61614.
Friends and family may sign the online guestbook by logging onto www.wrightandsalmon.com.

Previous Events

Visitation

Thursday

21

Jul

4:00 PM 7/21/2022 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 7/21/2022 7:00:00 PM
Wright & Salmon Mortuary

2416 N North St
Peoria, IL 61604

Wright & Salmon Mortuary
2416 N North St Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Visitation

Friday

22

Jul

10:00 AM 7/22/2022 10:00:00 AM - 10:30 AM 7/22/2022 10:30:00 AM
St. Mary Catholic Church - Kickapoo

9910 W Knox St.
Kickapoo, IL 61528

St. Mary Catholic Church - Kickapoo
9910 W Knox St. Kickapoo 61528 IL
United States

Funeral Mass

Friday

22

Jul

10:30 AM 7/22/2022 10:30:00 AM
St. Mary Catholic Church - Kickapoo

9910 W Knox St.
Kickapoo, IL 61528

St. Mary Catholic Church - Kickapoo
9910 W Knox St. Kickapoo 61528 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

St. Patrick Cemetery-Kickapoo Final Resting Place

1
Kickapoo, IL 61528

1 Kickapoo 61528 IL
United States
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