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Henry Thomas Friedrich (Tom), 77 years of age, passed away on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family. Tom was born in Wooldridge, Missouri to Henry and Nellie Friedrich. He was the youngest of two children. He married his wife Clara Jane Friedrich on August 30, 1958. Tom worked on the family farm with his father, Henry, and brother in-law, Forrest Martin, for 40 plus years. Tom was an avid hunter and fisherman, and enjoyed many hunting and fishing trips with friends and family. He relived these trips many times over the years as he was a master story teller. Tom loved taking trips out West and to Canada with his children and grandchildren whenever he could.
Tom is survived by his loving wife Jane, of 60 years, one sister Anna Lee (Forest) Martin of Wooldridge, MO and five children; Mark (Vicki) Friedrich, Kimberly (Terry) Wiemholt, Deanna Hodges (Gary Kammerich), Charles (Kathy) Friedrich and Luke (Andrea) Friedrich all of Wooldridge, Missouri. He also leaves behind 12 grandchildren; Tracy (Ashley) Friedrich, Beth (Stephen) Nease, Catie Selby, Ben (Mary Jo) Wiemholt, Ryan (Cassie) Wiemholt, Trevor (Tabitha) Hodges, Hannah (Jeremy) Luecke, Tyler (Emily) Friedrich, Ashton Friedrich, Lindsay (Kyle) Dumas, Evan (Caitlyn) Friedrich, and Wesley Friedrich. Tom also had 16 great grandchildren and two on the way: Axton, Tate, Presley, Noah and William Nease, Henry Levi Friedrich, Corin, Carmen, Rowen and Brayden Wiemholt, Isabella, Jace and Drake Wiemholt, Gage and Kendal Hodges, and Sawyer Luecke. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Nellie Friedrich.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 pm on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness at 350 E Old Plank Rd, Columbia, MO. 65203 with a memorial immediately following.