Life Sketch for Margaret E. (Reimer) Friesen
Margaret Reimer Friesen passed quietly in her sleep Sunday morning, 2/19/2017, at Bethel Kidron Village. Born in Beatrice, Nebraska in 1920, Margaret was the youngest of seven children born to Abraham Reimer and Marie Penner.
Margaret was a registered nurse and she spent most of her career at Bethel Deaconess Hospital. She retired as a night supervisor in 1982.
In 1944 she was married to William Friesen, who preceded her in death in March, 2014.
She is survived by three children: Randall Friesen of St. Charles, MO, Michelle Friesen-Carper of Valparaiso, IN and Warren Friesen of St. Peter, MN; four granddaughters and two grandsons; six great-grandsons, the most recent of whom was born 20 minutes after her death.
She was preceded in death by her parents: Abraham and Marie Reimer; husband: William Friesen; and five sisters and one brother.
A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 P.M., Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at Bethel College Mennonite Church in North Newton, Kansas. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial donations be made to Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), 121 E. 30th Street, North Newton, Kansas 67117. Petersenfamilyfuneralhome.com.
I first learned to know your mother in the summer of 1958, between my 3rd and and 4th years in medical school. She and Helen Topham were night nurses at Bethel Deaconess Hospital, and gave me a lot of insight into the practical aspects of clinical medicine, not to mention the introduction she gave me to many of the people in the community. I’m not sue she ever was cross or upset. always seemed to see the positve in everything, with a smile. She will be missed by all of us who interacted with her during the years she worked at the hospital.