James L. Friedges, 80

Friedges, James L., age 80 of New Market, passed away August 20, 2018. Jim was born on the family farm in New Market in 1938. He lived on the family farm until he married Jeanne Oldenburg in 1967. Together they had 4 children and lived in New Market their entire lives. Jim worked at the Ford Plant in St. Paul for 32.6 years. In 1972 Jim became the city clerk for New Market and later became the Mayor from 1992-2005. He was also in charge of planning and zoning. While Mayor he had many successes growing a small town in changing times. He was a great husband, father, and grandfather, who will be missed. Preceded in death by his wife, Jeanne (nee Oldenburg); parents, Joseph and May; siblings, Donna Kerber and Ray Friedges, and in-laws, Bob Cervenka and Kay Friedges. Survived by his children, Jodee (David) Jones, Jeremy Friedges, Jamee (David) Anderson, and Jason (Krystle) Friedges; grandchildren, Tessa, Talia, Tru, Cody, Sydnee, Maryn, Claire Carter, and Alexis; siblings, David (Madalen) Friedges, Shirley Cervenka, Ritchie Friedges, Jackie (Joe) Franek, and Joe (Deanna) Friedges; also by other loving relatives and friends. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 AM Friday, August 24, 2018 at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, 51 Church St., New Market, MN. Visitation from 4-8 PM Thursday, August 23 at White Funeral Home (20134 Kenwood Tr.) Lakeville and one hour prior to the service at church. Interment: St. Nicholas Cemetery.

White Funeral Home
Lakeville 952-469-2723





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