Donald Friese

January 22, 1929 - December 24, 2014
Donald Friese

Donald Friese, age 85, of Wilmington passed away Wednesday, December 24, 2014.

Our family is broken hearted with the passing of Don Friese. He was a kind and gentle, loving and genuine person.

A US Air Force vet, he leaves behind his wife of 62 years, Bev Friese, his sons Tony Friese, Kirk Friese and wife Stacey, daughter Michelle Coleman and husband Jeff, and grandchildren Josh, Tia, Jessica, James, Justin, Dylan and Peyton; sisters, Shirley Kennedy and Dorothy Hermann; and brother Duane Friese and many nieces and nephews.

He lived a long and happy life with many blessings. He was deeply loved and will be sorely missed

A celebration of his life will be held at 11:00AM on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at St Pauls Lutheran Church, 12 N. 6th Street, Wilmington, NC 28401.

In lieu of flowers please send a memorial gift to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church or the charity of your choice.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099


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  • December 26, 2014
    Tyron and Jane says:
    Sorry to hear of Donald's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  • January 23, 2015
    linda Evans says:
    Don's smile and hearty hug will be missed by all of us at St. Paul's. He was such a beautiful man, inside and out. We were blessed to have known him. Love to you, Bev, and to your family.

  • December 28, 2014
    " The Gregory's " says:
    What a Beautiful time of year, for a Beautiful man to enter Heaven! You have to just know...that God blessed him with that Beautiful Homecoming at this time of year...to Reward him...for his faithful service! Praying for your entire family! We Love You!

  • January 20, 2015
    Bob & Shirley Klingensmith says:
    Bev, Bob & I are so very sorry for your loss. Don was a wonderful person and we feel we were truly blessed to have had an opportunity to know him. We will be thinking of you and praying for your comfort. Take care and know that we hold you in our hearts. Love Bob & Shirley Klingensmith

  • December 29, 2014
    Larry and Becky Knott says:
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.