1914-2013



Louise Friedman, 98, of Raleigh, N.C., and formerly of Carroll, Iowa, died early Wednesday morning, July 24, 2013, at her home in Raleigh.

Mass of the Christian burial will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Carroll. Celebrant will be Father Timothy Schott. Con-celebrant and homilist will be Father James Tigges. Music will be by Marcy Anderson, St. Lawrence choir and Kristie Tigges as soloist. Lectors will be John Mistrot, Mark Friedman and Patrick Noonan. Gift bearers will be Anna Noonan, Katie O'Neill and Kristi Markowitz. Eucharistic ministers will be Luzann Noonan and Mary Williams. Casket bearers will be Ben Friedman, Michael Friedman, Erin Friedman, Meghan Feldpausch, Daniel Mistrot, Andrew Noonan, Matt Williams and David Williams. Burial will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Carroll.

Friends may call after 4:30 p.m. Friday at Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll where there will be a rosary at 5 p.m. and a Christian wake service at 7 p.m. by St. Lawrence Parish.

The casket will be moved to St. Lawrence Church at noon Saturday when visitation will resume.

Memorials may be left for food for the poor at www.foodforthepoor.org.

Online condolences may be left for Louise's family at www.sharpfuneral.com.

Born Oct. 26, 1914, at Carroll, Iowa, Louise was a daughter of William and Anna (Kruse) Scharfenkamp. She spent her younger years in the Carroll community and attended Sts. Peter and Paul School, later graduating from St. Angela Academy. Louise then received a degree in nursing from St. Anthony School of Nursing, graduating in 1935. Upon graduation she was employed at St. Anthony Hospital in Carroll and later the Carroll Clinic.

On Aug. 26, 1940, she married Walter L. Friedman at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Carroll. The couple resided in several Midwestern states while Walter was employed with Montgomery Ward Company, and later settled in Rhinelander, Wis. In 1998 Walter and Louise moved to Raleigh. Louise enjoyed playing bridge, but her greatest joy was her grandchildren. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Raleigh and was also a member of the Third Order of St. Francis of Assisi.

Survivors include her children: Brother Paul Friedman, OSB, of Esquipulas, Guatemala, Mary Carol (Richard) Williams of Colorado Springs, Colo., Louise Ann (Laurence) Noonan of North Easton, Mass., Mark (Mary Ruth) Friedman of Wausau, Wis., and Joan (Jacques) Mistrot of Raleigh, N.C.; her daughter-in-law, Kathryn Friedman of Raleigh, N.C.; 19 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; her sister-in-law, Carolyn Bernice Majewski of Wis.; as well as other extended relatives.

Louise was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Walter, in 1999; her son Jerome, in 2013; her sisters: Gertrude Simons, Dora Tyrrell, Anna Engelen, Catherine Anthofer, Mary Simons, Barbara Tigges and Elizabeth Tigges; her brothers: Herman, William, John and Joe Scharfenkamp; and two brothers in infancy: Peter and Anthony Scharfenkamp.