1950–2012

Mass of Christian Burial to celebrate the life of Ronald W. “Fred” Friedman will be at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 1506 Brown St., Bettendorf.

Mr. Friedman, 61, of Davenport, died Thursday, March 29, at home.

The family will greet friends Wednesday in the gathering space at church from 4 until 5 p.m.  Per his wishes the rite of cremation has been accorded.  Private burial will take place at a later date.

Halligan McCabe DeVries Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Fred’s obituary at www.hmdfuneralhome.com.

Memorials may be made to Eastern Iowa Community College.

Ronald William Friedman was born Nov. 20, 1950, in Carroll, a son of Elmer and Clara (Dentlinger) Friedman.  Fred was a 1968 graduate of Kuemper Catholic High School, Carroll, where he was active in many sports, and a 1972 graduate of the University of Iowa.  He was employed as a broker with Wells Fargo Advisors in Davenport.

Fred was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Finance Board member for Clinton Community College.  He was an avid tennis player, for 25 years playing twice a week at the Life Fitness Center with a great group of guys who were famous for their seal points.  

Fred was a kind and responsible son, brother, father and grandfather.  He is survived by his fiancé Becky Eiting, Davenport;  his mother, Clara Friedman, Carroll; two daughters, Rachel Kurtz and Laurel (Cagri) Cakinberk, both of Des Moines; a son, Ben Friedman, Des Moines; four grandchildren Peyton Kurtz, Sophia Kurtz, Harika Cakinberk and Taylan Cakinberk;  his siblings Beverly (Wayne) Bargren, Jan (John Kramer) Friedman, Deb (Scott) Dekok, Bob (Peg) Friedman, Rick (Carol) Friedman, Patricia Friedman, Lori (Phil) Price and Greg (Eilin) Friedman and numerous nieces and nephews.

Fred and Becky planned to be married on June 8.  Loving memories are shared by her daughters and her grandchildren.

Favorite memories include Sunday morning pancake breakfasts, “Fred’s famous cookies”, and his knack for hosting, entertaining and capturing fun family gatherings.

Fred was preceded in death by his father, Elmer Friedman.