Karen M. Friedrich


Byron – Karen M. Friedrich, age 67, of Byron passed away on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at Swedish American Hospital in Rockford. Her journey began on Dec. 4, 1951 in Rockford the daughter of Donald and Francis (Monio) Erickson.

Karen attended Bob Jones University and Maranatha Bible College. She worked for as a teacher for 1st Baptist Academy and Lake County Baptist Temple. She married the love of her life, Dale Friedrich on March 31, 1979. They enjoyed almost 40 years of wedded bliss. She was a member of the Red Brick Church in Stillman Valley and loved to craft and sew. Karen and Dale enjoyed traveling together and collecting bears.

She is survived by her husband Dale of Byron; sister, Andrea (Elizabeth) Erickson of Lake Bluff; and nephews and niece, Danny Miller, Catie Miller, and Mike Miller.

She is preceded in death by her parents, brother Don, sister, Carleen, and infant siblings Ronald and Connie.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at the Red Brick Church in Stillman Valley preceded by visitation beginning at 10 a.m. Pastor Tim Michalek, associate pastor of The Red Brick Church, officiated. Burial in Byron Cemetery. Memorials in her name may be made to the Red Brick Church. To leave an online condolence please visit www.farrellhollandgale.com