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Michael J. Friedrich 1942 - 2021
Michael J. Friedrich 1942 - 2021
Michael J. Friedrich 1942 - 2021

 Michael J. Friedrich, age 78 years, of Great Bend, Kansas and formerly of Rose City, Michigan, passed away early on Thursday morning, October 21, 2021 at MedicaLodges of Great Bend. Mike was born on November 13, 1942 at Dearborn, Michigan to Joseph P. and Lorrain (Whitlark) Friedrich. He was united in marriage to Ruthann Bailey on February 14, 1976 at St. Johns, Michigan.  Mike worked as a Senior Bank Examiner for 25 years, retiring in 2005. He and Ruthann moved to Great Bend in May of 2018. Mike enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife Ruthann Friedrich of Great Bend, Kansas; one daughter Susan Stanley (Alan Bullard) of Great Bend, Kansas; five grandchildren:  Dalton Hoch, Shaylynn Hoch, Meghan Timmons, Tabbitha Belcher, and Seth Stanley; two brothers:  Patrick (& Mary) Friedrich of Spring Branch, Texas and Joseph (& Susan) Friedrich of Valparaiso, Indiana; two sisters: Peggy (& Rod) Lawrence of Maricopa, Arizona and Nancy Friedrich of Muncie, Indiana; many nieces and nephews. Mike was preceded in death by his parents; one son Mikel Stanley; and two sisters:  Sally Elliott and Susan Mirecki.

According to his wishes, cremation has been chosen and there will be no services or visitation. Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation. Online condolences may be left for the family and a full obituary notice may be viewed at 


Funeral arrangements provided by

Charter Funerals

2115 Washington St. 

Great Bend, KS 67530

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Oct. 22, 2021