Freddie H. Friesenhahn

Freddie H. Friesenhahn of Biry passed away Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, at the age of 85. Freddie will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Freddie was born on April 7, 1937, in San Antonio, to Leander W. and Helen K. Schwirth Friesenhahn. Freddie grew up in Martinez, Texas. He worked for APPCO and Ingram Ready Mix for many years, until he started a business in 1985 with his three (3) sons in Devine.
Freddie married Barbara Haass Friesenhahn on December 21, 1959, in San Antonio, Texas where they started their family; they were married for 62 years. Together Freddie and Barbara moved to Biry in 1974. They waltzed through life together figuratively and literally. You could often find the two love birds at the dance hall waltzing away. Their marriage was the backbone of the family, and they created a foundation that was rooted in love and an appreciation for each other. Some of the family’s fondest moments were spent at “Barbie and Fritz’s” house, whether it was during the holidays or sharing a meal with the family on Sundays the memories are special.
Freddie loved being with his family and friends, he enjoyed the precious time he spent with his wife, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He loved tending to his garden, whittling canes, making sausage during deer season, telling jokes, dancing, and singing with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. You could always find him driving his parcar (golf cart) or four wheeler patrolling the roads of Biry. He was known as the “Constable of Biry”. He was tough as nails, and had a heart of gold, and is forever loved by many.
Freddie is survived by his wife, Barbara Haass Friesenhahn; sons, Jeff (Melinda), Joey (Angie) and Ronnie (Darla); daughters, Debbie (Billie) and Claudia (Sammy); 17 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren; brother, Roy Friesenhahn (Karen); and sister, Clara Rechner.
Freddie was preceded in death by his parents; daughter and son-in-law, Shelley and Brett McCelvey; grandson, Peyton; and siblings, Vernon, Romey, Marshall, Harold, JoNelda, and Mary.
A memorial service for family and friends will be held on Sunday, November 20, 2022, at 1:00 P. M. at the residence of Jeff and Melinda Friesenhahn.
The family suggests memorials be given to Old Iron Trail Ride – Make a Wish, 6155 SH 173 N, Devine TX 78016.