OTIS — George A. Freidenberger, 81, died Aug. 2 at his home in Otis. He was born June 25, 1929, in Rush County, the son of George and Sophie (Kindsfater) Freidenberger. He was a 1947 graduate of Bison High School. He married Velma M. Kanaga on Oct. 17, 1954, at Otis. A lifelong resident of Rush County, he was plant operator and office manager for Kansas Refined Helium (Linde) at Otis before his retirement.
Mr. Freidenberger was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Otis. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from 1951 to 1953.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; two sons, Timothy Freidenberger, Columbus, Ohio, and Paul Freidenberger, Houston, Texas; three brothers, Herbert Freidenberger, Dunedin, Fla., Alex Freidenberger, Bison, and Richard Freidenberger, Wichita; three sisters, Esther Brack and Helen Lorenz, both of Great Bend, and Ruth Ward, Ukiah, Calif.; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Elma Deines and Alice Kinsey.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service and inurnment will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, in care of Janousek Funeral Home, La Crosse.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Janousek Funeral Home
719 Pine St.
La Crosse, KS 67548
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Aug. 3, 2010