Marilyn Jean Friede

March 9, 1929February 7, 2013

Marilyn Jean Friede, 83, Of Surprise, Arizona left this world peacefully February 7th after a brief illness. Marilyn was born March 9, 1929 in Park Ridge, Illinois. Marilyn is survived by her husband of 35 years Dieter, sons John of Moab, Utah, David of Chicago, IL, Scott (Karen) St. Charles, IL and Mark (Caroline) Las Vegas, NV, 4 grandchildren, and brother, Richard (Lucinda) Frey. After earning a second degree and MBA in English, Marilyn taught freshman level English at Libertyville High School, Libertyville, Ill. for 25 years. An avid reader, golfer, trivia and puzzle enthusiast Marilyn was a life-long fan of the Cubs and Bears. She will be forever loved and missed by the many she touched. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are made to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation or World Vision International.


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Marcia Flinn

March 10, 2013

It was hard not to think of Marilyn today, it was her birthday (it's after midnight now). She was the best mother in-law a girl could have. I have so many fond memories. My heart goes out the Friede and Flinn families and especially to Dieter. Love, Marcia

March 5, 2013

Dieter and Family,

Marilyn both saw and accepted me. I hadn't realized the simplicity, depth, and beauty of this fact until after she had passed away.

It's one of the everyday beautiful things about Marilyn.

She loved her family very much. She loved Dieter very much. I remember how she held entire conversations by a small look or glance with Dieter.

She recited poetry and made us laugh. She loved her sons. I'll miss the gifts she gave us in autumn to be opened on our birthdays or at Christmas time. The waiting was tough. I liked seeing her gifts on the mantel.


Kathy Walgreen

February 25, 2013

Dear Dieter, I was saddened when I heard of Marilyn's passing. I remember so many many good times and she will be missed. All our sympathy to you and the rest of Marilyn's family and friends. Kathy & Cork

Marty Kolb

February 18, 2013

We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the Friede and Flinn families. My wife Stacy and I met Marilynn (and Dieter) at the Lincoln Square Germanfest, and we had such a wonderful time meeting them. She was so vibrant and such a joy to talk to. Please know that our hearts and prayers are with you and your family Dave.

Vera & John Tierney

February 16, 2013

Thinking about you Dieter. Will miss Marilyn's incredible, dry, clever wit, and the fun we had in the clubhouse after golf. Always so cheerful and positive. Take care of yourself Deiter.

Peggy Dolan

February 16, 2013

Marilyn will always be a part of the Dolan families lives. She was a wonderful woman and will be greatly missed. We all have such fond memories of the two of you.
Our thought and prayers are with you and your family.

All our love, the Dolans

February 15, 2013

Dieter, Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. We have so many memories of so many good times and those we will always cherish. Janet and Julius

Suzi Dale

February 15, 2013

Marilyn's dry wit and her sense of humor will be sorely missed. Marilyn, wherever you are, I'll be singing show tunes on the golf course--listen for it!

Caroline Flinn

February 15, 2013

Caroline Flinn

February 15, 2013

You will be missed Mom.