Robert E. Friesz

Funeral services for ROBERT E. FRIESZ, , will be held at 10am Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at the St. Rose Catholic Church with Reverend Father Ray Moss officiating. Burial will follow in the Valley View Cemetery. Robert died August 28, 2012 at Cheyenne Health Care in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Visitation will be Tuesday from 3pm to 7pm at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of the Colyer Funeral Home and friends may send condolences to the family at www.colyerfuneralhome.com.

Bob was born December 28, 1940 in Bert, North Dakota the son of Peter and Angeline (Wilt) Friesz. He grew up and received his education in North Dakota and then joined the National Guard and later transferred to the U.S. Army. Upon his discharge he returned to North Dakota where he met and married Darlene Weishaar on April 22, 1965 in Elgin, North Dakota. He worked for seismograph crews for oil exploration as a mechanic. During this employment they lived in all but two states. They moved to Torrington, Wyoming in 1976 and he started Bob's Torrington 66 station which he owned and operated. In 1986 he started working for Holly Sugar and was there until 2008 when ill health forced his retirement.

Bob collected coins and hats, and was an avid Broncos fan. He enjoyed gardening and most of all spending time with his grandchildren.

Bob is survived by his wife Darlene of Torrington, Wyoming; two daughters Tracy (Scott) Pater of Casper, Wyoming and Kimberly (Gary) Pittman of Torrington; his mother Angeline Friesz of Dickinson, North Dakota; four brothers Lawrence Friesz of Mandan, North Dakota, Paul Friesz of Minneapolis, Minnesota, John Friesz of Dickinson, and Roger Friesz of Bismarck, North Dakota; four sisters Marge Geis of Bismarck, Rosie Anderson of Dickinson, Mary Ann Fetzer of Sawyer, North Dakota, and Elizabeth Wetzstein of New Leipzig, North Dakota; and grandchildren Broden Pater, Kaylee Pittman, and Lexie Pittman. He was preceded in death by his father.

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