John was a partner at Hiebner & Friesen Construction and Carpentry in Henderson. He was a member of Henderson Chamber of Commerce, Henderson Fire Department/EMT and Henderson City Council. John enjoyed wood carving, crafts, canning pickles and baking zwieback. He loved his grandchildren and his whole family.
He is survived by his wife Nancy of York, sons Gene Friesen of Hastings, Kevin (Lisa) Friesen of Henderson, step-son Rodney Smith of Waco, stepdaughters Sherri (Rob) Rohren of Colorado Springs CO., Jolene Eikenhorst of York, grandchildren Andrew Friesen, Jonathan Friesen, Rachel (Nick) Theis, Ryan (Kelsey) Rohren, Rebecca (Josh) Felts, Reid (Melissa) Rohren, Erica Tobey, Darren Tobey, Kendra (Kyle) Heidbrink, Kesia Eikenhorst, 12 great grandchildren; Samuel, Weston, Charlotte, Rigley, Chace, Clara, MaKinley, Kyan, Kanon, Kreyson, Keely and Kirby. He is also survived by his brothers Gerald (Vernelle) Friesen of Henderson and Elroy (Nancy) Friesen of Greensboro, NC.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, sister Helen Siebert.
Private Family Services. Visitation is scheduled Monday, November 30, 2020 from 1-9 p.m. at the mortuary in Henderson. Memorials may be given to Bethesda Livestream Fund-in lieu of flowers and plants.