Joanne Friedrick


August 25, 1935 - July 19, 2018


Joanne Friedrick, 82, Mitchell, died Thursday, July 19, 2018 at Firesteel Healthcare Center in Mitchell.

Funeral services will be 10:30 am Monday, July 23 at the Bittner Funeral Chapel in Mitchell. Burial will be in the Silver Creek Cemetery at rural Forestburg, SD. Visitation will be from 1-3:00 pm on Sunday at the Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Joanne Joyce Friedrick was born August 25, 1935 in Oakland, CA to Andy and Maryann (Jarabek) Anderson.  Her family moved to Mitchell in 1944.  She graduated from Mitchell High School in 1953, and she received a teaching certificate from Dakota Wesleyan in 1955.  She taught school in Hot Springs, SD and Granite Falls, MN.  On June 24, 1957 Joanne married Frank (Jim) Friedrick, they were married for 61 years.  She enjoyed bowling and playing Bunco and Pinochle.  She was fond of collecting antiques, going to auctions, garage sales and Goodwill, amassing numerous collections.  She worked at Jill’s Children Wear and Mitchell Lunch Program for over 10 years. 

She is survived by her husband Frank of Mitchell, three sons; Rod of Mitchell, Scott (Jacque) of Sheridan, WY, Bart of Volga, SD, one grandson, James Friedrick of Mitchell, one sister, Cheri Edwards of Florence, OR and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents.


Sunday, July 22, 2018
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301


Monday, July 23, 2018
10:30 AM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301


Silver Creek Cemetery
Rural Forestburg, SD

Posted by Sue olson on August 3, 2019
Miss u in my life. Our chats at my rummage sales. Robin always said u looked like cheerleader with your long hair. Living by you and Jim was our pleasure for 47 years
Posted by Your son on December 19, 2018
Can’t believe it’s been five months already. Wish we all could have had one last Christmas at home. Miss you always mom
Posted by Rene Steichen on July 29, 2018
So sorry to hear the loss of your wife. I have so many fond memories of Joanne and her parents when we all lived on 10th. My thoughts and prayers are with you st this sad time.
Posted by Steve Molumby on July 23, 2018
Jim and Family my thoughts and prayers are with you
Posted by Kristy vobr on July 23, 2018
so sorry to hear about your loss of your Grandma my thoughts and prayers are with u and your family
Posted by Nadine Nielsen on July 23, 2018
Bart, Thinking of you and your family at such a sad time. May all the great memories .you have give you peace. Know our thoughts and prayers are with you, Nadine Nielsen
Posted by Judy Larson on July 21, 2018
I remember Joanne fondly as my parents neighbors. Thinking of your family at this hard time.Joanne and Jim were always good to my parents and will be remembered with warm memories to me .my sympathy to you
Posted by Mary Eichman on July 20, 2018
So sorry to hear the loss of your mom. I just went to that myself last December so tough thing to go through but you're all in my thoughts and prayers just wanted to let you know that I'm so sorry for your loss
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