In loving memory of

Charles L. Friedel
October 25, 1939 - February 5, 2019

Mr. Charles L. Friedel, 79, of Sumner, MO, formerly of Burlington, died Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at the Great River Hospice House.
Born October 25, 1939 in Burlington, he was the son of Charles Edgar and Edith Helen (Poggemiller) Friedel. He married Janice Kay Davis January 15, 1961 in Burlington. She preceded him in death on December 21, 2001.
Charles graduated from Burlington High School in 1957 and later, trade school for sheet metal work. He served in the United States Navy from June 9, 1958 until October 29, 1962 as a Signalman General stationed in Pearl Harbor. He was the owner of Charles Friedel & Sons Contracting, building many houses in the bottoms by Kingston. He was a commercial fisherman. Janice and Charles managed and operated The Zodiac in the early 1970's. He was also employed at R.W. Cardella Mechanical Contractor as shop foreman in Keokuk, IA and various other shops in Des Moines County.
He was of the Lutheran faith.
He was a member of Sheet Metal Workers Local Union 91, with over 59 years of service. He belonged to the American Legion Post 586 in Sumner, MO, Sumner Sportsman Club, Friends of the Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge, and was a lifetime founding member of the D.W. Hunting Club of Triplett, MO.
Survivors include daughter, Gina R. (Miles) Erickson of rural Burlington; son, Mick (Teresa) Friedel of Mediapolis; grandsons, Justin and Matt Friedel of Mediapolis, Cole and Luke Erickson of rural Burlington; father-in-law, Floyd "Tode" John of Burlington; brother, Les Friedel of Burlington; significant other, Shirley Fountain of Sumner, MO; sister-in-law, Linda Friedel Muir of Burlington; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; one brother, Kenny Friedel; mother-in-law, Dorothy John; three sisters-in-law, Rita Friedel, Shirley Friedel, and Carol Ann John; and three brothers-in-law, Richard Davis, Gary Davis, and Daryl John.
The funeral service for Mr. Friedel will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, February 11, 2019 at Lunning Chapel. The Very Rev. Father Marty Goetz will officiate. The Burlington Area Veterans Honor Guard will conduct military rites. Interment will be in Aspen Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-7:00 p.m. Sunday, February 10th at Lunning Chapel.
A memorial has been established for Great River Hospice House.


Johnnie Thomson wrote on Feb 8, 2019:

"Sorry to hear about your Father Gina. My condolences. Johnnie Thomson"

Barbara Ream (Richardson/Brockway) wrote on Feb 7, 2019:

"Gina and Mick, When I was growing up on the farm hunting season was like any other day. One day 3guys and there father showed up and they were strangers no more. Dad and Tom took them hunting whenever they wanted to go and sometimes they just went hunting on there own. Our families were more like relatives than friends. Many hours of friendly BS and Brooskies were spent there.Your Grandpa, and Dad and Uncles meant the world to our family. There memories will long be with us. Thanks for sharing them with us. We will forever miss Charlie and his onery little grin. We considered him family"

Randy Rogers wrote on Feb 7, 2019:

"Rest In Peace my good friend! Every once and awhile just knowing someone makes you a better person and you were that kind of person Charlie! I will always treasure our friendship and time hunting together! Randy Rogers Adel, Iowa"

Steve Whitson wrote on Feb 6, 2019:

"Rest In Peace Charlie. You are a good man and always helped whatever way you could at Swan Lake NWR. A lot of people tell me it is a special place and the reason it is, is because of people like Charlie. You will be remembered as a good friend whom I will always consider it an honor to have crossed your path. Steve Whitson "

Tom Jacobsen wrote on Feb 6, 2019:

"I had the opportunity to get to know Charlie the last few years. We had some great talks sitting in the ranger watching the guys hunt in the timber hole. He was a kind and sincere man who was passionate about the things he loved. I will miss him. Tom Jacobsen Lawson, MO"

Clark Milligan and Joyce wrote on Feb 6, 2019:

"We will miss our neighbor and good friend Charlie. Being the great sheet metal man, Charlie made us a nice copper cover for our firepit. He made Clark very nice rock guards for the front of our camper also. We will miss his visits. He was a good man and great friend. Clark Milligan and Joyce"

Glenn Nelson wrote on Feb 6, 2019:

"You have our deepest condolences. He was a great man. Dad and Charlie are probably sitting around drinking a pbr. Was reading dad's letters from the NAVY an he talked a lot about his buddy chuck. He will be missed. Glenn "