Dewayne Henry Friedli, of Harwood, was born on Aug. 16, 1928, in Hope, Kan., to Henry Jacob Friedli and Ella Mays Springs Friedli. He went to be with his Lord Savior on May 29, 2010, after a lengthy illness.
He was united in marriage with Alice Louis Schlup on April 12, 1952, in Kansas City, Mo. He was an active charter member of Faith Baptist Church, of Walker, where he was a deacon, trustee, treasurer, Sunday school teacher and superintendent.
Dewayne proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict, where he earned the Korean Service Medal, the Bronze Star and the United Nations Service Medal. He lived a full and active life which included 19 years of employment at 3M.
For the last 15 years he enjoyed going to Christian Health Care, in Nevada, on Thursday evenings where he loved to sing gospel songs and play the guitar for residents. He was an avid fisherman and gardener. His most important job was to raise and nurture his family. Dewayne and his wife had 10 children: Jim Friedli and wife Tammy, Darrell Friedli and wife Shirley, Steve Friedli and wife Tina, Warren Friedli and wife Roberta, Rick Friedli and wife Diane, Janelle Friedli, all of Nevada, Sharon Hauf and husband Mark, of Walker, Bob Friedli and wife Misty, of Springfield, Mo., Doris Micklich and husband Tony, of Walker. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Anna Marie. Dewayne loved and enjoyed 40 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and his church family and friends. He is also survived by two brothers, Darrell Friedli, of Kansas City, Mo., and Dean Friedli, of Centralia, Mo.
He was preceded in death by the love of his life, Louise; his parents Henry and Ella May Friedli; granddaughter, Maggie Collins, daughter-in-law Janie Friedli; one brother, Irvin Friedli; and three sisters Maxine Attebury, Wava Haas and Patricia Tripp.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, June 2, at Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home, in Schell City, with Larry Brown officiating. Pallbearers were Dewayne's children. Honorary pallbearers were: Mark Hauf, Tony Michlich, Glen Collins and Eugene Murry. Interment was in Green Lawn Cemetery, in Schell City.
Arrangements were under the instruction of Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home, Schell City.