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Loretta Friedman

March 6, 1927 — August 10, 2022

Loretta Friedman, age 95 of Manning, formerly of Templeton, died on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at Accura Healthcare Center in Manning. Public visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 17, 2022 from 5 - 7 pm at Ohde Funeral Home in Manning. A Private Family Graveside Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, August 18, 2022 at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Templeton.

Loretta Mae Friedman, daughter of Arthur August and Malinda Anna Marie (Erps) Lerssen, was born March 6, 1927 in Olivet, South Dakota. When she was eight years old, she moved with her family to Manning, Iowa. Loretta graduated with the Manning High School Class of 1946. She then taught country school at Ewoldt Township No. 2 School.

On April 20, 1948 Loretta was united in marriage with Maurice "Bud" Friedman at Sacred Heart Church in Templeton. Two children were born to this union. Loretta raised her family in Templeton and was the dispatcher for Bud's trucking business until he passed away in 2002.

Loretta was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Templeton and was active with the Catholic Daughters and the Sacred Heart Guild. For 25 years, Loretta served as the local chairman for the Templeton Bloodmobiles for the American Red Cross. She also served as President of the Templeton Telephone Company from 1995 to 2003. In 2010 Loretta became a resident of the Manning Plaza Nursing Home, Manning.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Bud Friedman, brother Donald Lerssen, and two brothers-in-law David Grundmeier and Kenneth Ohlinger.

Loretta is survived by her daughter Barbara and husband John Anderson of Jordan, MT; son Larry Friedman of Carroll; granddaughter Kristine and husband Marc Fuller of Portland, OR; sister, Beverly Grundmeier of Manning; sisters-in-law: Jeanette Lerssen of Manning and Annabelle Ohlinger of Omaha, NE; brother-in-law David Friedman and wife Carol of Templeton; Nieces, Nephews, other relatives and friends.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Wednesday, August 17, 2022

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Ohde Funeral Home, Manning

108 1st St, Manning, IA 51455

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Private Graveside Service

Thursday, August 18, 2022

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