George Friesema, Lake Geneva, WI
November 18, 2015
George Friesema, age 89, of Lake Geneva, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2015, at Aurora Lakeland Medical Center in Elkhorn. He was born and raised on a farm near Franksville, a village near Racine. George was a member of the Christian Reform Church for 66 years. He was married to Laverne (Logterman) Friesema for 66 years. They moved to this area shortly after they wed and have been farming here since. George was currently in a partnership with his son, Robert, and they raise beef cattle and farm about 100 acres. George did custom farming at one time up to 1200 acres. After cutting back on custom farming he also sold seed corn, Baldwin filters for cars and trucks and motor oil.
George is survived by his wife, Laverne Friesema of Lake Geneva; three children: Ruth (Dean) Risseeuw of Darien, Barbara (Clyde) Brumfield of Delavan, and Robert (Pamela) Friesema of Lake Geneva; three grandchildren: Jeff (Kathy) Risseeuw, Philip (Maki) Olson and Eric (Nicole) Olson; four great-grandchildren: Ben, Megan, Tristen, and Isabelle; two brothers, Gerhardt Friesema of Lansing, IL, and Jacob (Janice) Friesema of Delavan; two sisters, Elizabeth (Peter) Hiemstra of Delavan, and Margaret (Ted) Ham of Lansing, IL; and many nieces and nephews. George was preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Bertha; his brothers, John and wife Lena, and Gilbert; five brothers-in-law; six sisters-in-law; and his mother and father-in-law.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, at DELAVAN CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 850 Oak Street. Visitation will be held from 1 until 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, at MONROE FUNERAL HOME, 604 E. Walworth Ave., and an hour prior to the service on Monday at the CHURCH. Burial will take place at Spring Grove Cemetery in Delavan. Memorials may be directed to the Delavan Christian School. MONROE FUNERAL HOME is assisting the family. Please visit us at monroefh.com