Friesen Ardith Lorraine (Henderson) Friesen, age 73, of the Minneapolis area of Minnesota, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 1, 2003. Ardith was born January 11, 1930 in Marshall, MN. She is preceded in death by the love of her life, Jacob K. Friesen. They spent 52 years together sharing and celebrating their life through their love for one another and their family. Together, they now are united in eternity with God's embracing love. She is survived by (4) daughters, Jody (Duane) Grande, Minneapolis, MN, Debra (John) Cupryna, Independence, IA, Mary (Michael) Jacobsen, Buffalo, MN, Katie (Kevin) Smith, Eden Prairie, MN; and (1) son, Mark, Brooklyn Park, MN; 12 grandchildren; 5 step-grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren;13 step-great- grandchildren; (3) brothers, Warren (Allegra) Henderson, Jenks, OK, Donald (Evie) Henderson, Lamberton, MN, James (Jennell) Newland, NC. She is preceded in death by her husband; parents; sister, Phyllis; brother, Jack and grandson, John Michael. Funeral service Monday, May 5, 2003 at 11 am, Excelsior Covenant Church, 19955 Excelsior Blvd., Excelsior, MN (952) 474-2537. Visitation 2 hours prior to the service. Dawn Valley Funeral Hm 952-941-7686

Published on May 4, 2003

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