Leo F. Friedrich
FRIEDRICH, LEO F., 83, died peacefully, November 3, 2009, surrounded by his family.
He was retired from DuPont Louisville Works, with 39 years of service. A veteran of the Korean War, Leo was a member of the Highland American Legion Post #201, St. Edward Parish, where at one time he served as head usher, and was previously a member of the Sportsmen's Supper Club. He was a 1944 graduate of St. Xavier High School and attended U of L.
He was born June 3, 1926 to Theodore and Emma Friedrich. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers Edward, Lorraine, Charles and Vincent, and sisters Helene Jenkins, Mildred Holzknecht and Antoinette Smith; an infant grandson Justin Matthew Harper; and sons-in-law, George Rado and Steve Frederick.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Kathryn Rothgerber Friedrich and his children, Valerie Rado, Diane and Greg Harper, Amy Frederick, Sylvia and Gregg Rogers and Christopher Friedrich; grandchildren Maggie, Tanya, Tracy, Amy, Amanda, Ryan, Jeffrey, Mindy, Katie, Julie, Kevin and Jenni, and four great-grandchildren.
The funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Edward Church, 9608 Sue Helen Drive, with burial in St. Edward Cemetery. Visitation is 1-9 p.m. Friday at Ratterman and Sons, 3800 Bardstown Road.
Memorial gifts may be made in his name to St. Vincent de Paul Society at St. Edward Parish.
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