David L. “Davey” Friedrichs


David L. “Davey” Friedrichs, 74, of Sauk Centre, died unexpectedly Jan. 12, 2024, at the Galeon Community Memorial Home in Osakis.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 18, at Saint Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre with the Rev. Mark Botzet officiating. A private inurnment will be held at a later date in St. Paul’s Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by the Little Sauk American Legion.

Visitation will be from 10-10:45 a.m. Thursday at the church.

David Leroy Friedrichs was born March 6, 1949, in Melrose, to Jerome and Vivian (Wallin) Friedrichs. He served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged in 1969. He was united in marriage to Terryl “Terry” Didier March 25, 1972, at St. Alexius Catholic Church in West Union. The couple farmed north of Sauk Centre for over 50 years, and Davey continued helping Greg with field work.

He was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre and the American Legion Post 417 of Little Sauk where he served as Commander for many years. Davey enjoyed riding around on his four-wheeler checking on crops, playing cards, watching his children’s wrestling matches and spending time at the family lake watching his grandchildren swim and fish. Davey was always willing to lend a helping hand to family, friends and neighbors. His family and friends will miss Davey’s quick-witted humor.

Survivors include his loving wife of 51 years, Terry Friedrichs of Sauk Centre; children Greg (Amy) Friedrichs of Little Sauk, Steve (Amy) Friedrichs of Monticello, Brian ”BJ” Friedrichs of Sauk Centre and Amy (Chad) DeVries of Morris; grandchildren Alexis, Riley, Brock, Hallie, Nicholas, Madelyn, Jackson, Grace, Benjamin, Natalee, Mari and Callen; siblings Sue (Kevin) Tschida of Sauk Centre, John (Lynn) Friedrichs of Osakis and Diane (Scott) Hinnenkamp of Melrose; in-laws Darryl (Vicki) Didier, Carryl (Doug) Vickerman, Fritz (Sharon) Didier, Huntz (Julie) Didier, Beryl (Dan) Blank, Meryl (Shelly) Didier and Punky (Barb) Didier; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Davey was preceded in death by his parents; father and mother-in-law Nick and Joan Didier; sister-in-law Cheryl Didier; and godchildren Stacy Kowski and Danny Friedrichs.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral and Cremation Services of Sauk Centre.