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Lee C. "Red" Friedrich

November 30, 1937 — June 17, 2020

Lee C. "Red" Friedrich

MORTON – Lee C. “Red” Friedrich, 82, of Morton, passed away on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at home.

He was born on November 30, 1937, in Havana, Ill., to Clyde and Dorothy (Heater) Friedrich. He married Sandra Burke on September 8, 1965, in Morton.

Surviving are his wife, Sandra Friedrich of Morton; sons, Jay (Amy) Friedrich of Mackinaw and Kevin (Lacy) Friedrich of King, N.C.; six grandchildren, Haley and Hannah Friedrich of Mackinaw, Kendall, Deacon, Grayson, and Beckett Friedrich of King, N.C.; and sister-in-law, Pat Dixon of East Peoria.

Red worked for Caterpillar, Inc. for 40 years, retiring in 1994.

He loved camping, boating, and fast cars.

A private family graveside service will be held on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at Roberts Cemetery in Morton.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Runners Association.

Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Morton is handling arrangements.

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Graveside Service

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Starts at 12:06pm

Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center

140 S. Detroit Ave., Morton, IL 61550

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