Funeral Mass for Franklin Fridrich, 74, of Dickinson will be 10:00 am Thursday, October 22, 2020 at Queen of Peace Catholic Church with Msgr. Thomas Richter celebrating. Burial will take place Friday, October 23, 2020 at ND Veteran Cemetery, Mandan.
Visitation for Frank will be 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm Wednesday, October 21st at Stevenson Funeral Home with a rosary and vigil service held at 6:00 pm.
Please adhere to social distancing guidelines provided by the CDC and ND Department of Health. To view the live webcast of Frank’s Funeral Mass, rosary, and vigil, please go to stevensonfuneralhome.com.
Franklin passed away Sunday, October 18, 2020 at Sanford Health Bismarck with his family by his side.
Franklin Joseph was born in Dickinson on April 7, 1946, the son of Frank and Rose (Kubas) Fridrich. Growing up, he attended St. Patrick’s grade school and graduated from Dickinson High School in 1964. Following graduation Franklin became a member of the ND Armory National Guard where he served for over 23 years. Franklin met Linda Anner and they were married May 27, 1967 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Dickinson. Their marriage was blessed with four children. Franklin worked for various retail stores in Dickinson before starting his career in banking with Associates Finance. Soon after in 1970, Frank began working at American Bank Center and continued his career there for 42 years retiring as Market President in 2012. Franklin continued to be involved with the bank serving on the bank and holding company boards.
Franklin loved traveling with his bride Linda, especially to Arizona where they spent time with close friends. Franklin’s grandchildren were the love of his life and he enjoyed watching their sporting events. He enjoyed camping and anything that involved lake time with his family and grandchildren. Franklin’s weakness was cars, and he truly loved a new car but his favorite was his Corvette. Franklin was able to pick up his pride and joy, yellow Corvette at the Corvette Museum in 2014. Franklin loved taking trips to Spearfish for the Corvette rally with his friends.
Franklin was also very involved with the Elks. He served on the board and was Exalted Ruler and a Trustee. Franklin was also a State Trustee and Elk of the Year. He was also a member of the Eagles and Knights of Columbus.
Franklin is survived by his wife of 53 years, Linda; sons, Jason (Sara) Fridrich, Justin (Liz) Fridrich both of Dickinson; daughters, Jacqueline (Brian) Frank of Dickinson, Jill (Evon) Allen of Bismarck; grandchildren, Mason, Gaven and Ella Fridrich, Madolyn and Dawson Frank, Bennett Halverson, Jett, Stella and Londyn Fridrich, Dane and Ty Allen.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Rose Fridrich; brother, Emil Fridrich; and his three infant grandchildren.