Wilbur Stanley Friedman
January 25, 1931 – November 15, 2021
Will Friedman, beloved husband, father and grandpa passed away peacefully at home on November 15, 2021. Will was born in Sioux City, Iowa more than ninety years ago to Max and Rose Friedman. He was married for 63 years to the love of his life, Barbara, who adored him. Their children, Louis and his wife Patrice and Lorraine Friedman were the light of his life. His grandchildren, Elise, Jared, Teddy and Cameron cherished their Grandpa Willie and played tennis, card games, and Monopoly, watched Cowboy games together and all appreciated his sense of humor and exuberance for life.
Will graduated Summa Cum Laude from The University of Iowa, where he was elected Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa, and was President of his college fraternity. Will volunteered for more than 20 years at the Vogel Alcove, where the children and teachers alike cheered for Mr. Willie whenever he walked in the door. In 2003, he was chosen as the Classic of the Year at the Cooper Fitness Center, where he enjoyed tennis, Tai Chi, water aerobics and worked out with his friends. Will was raised to give tzedakah and instilled the desire to give in both of his children.
To honor his memory, contributions can be made to Parkinson Research, Vogel Alcove or the charity of your choice.
Wednesday, November 17, 2021