Friedrich died Oct. 9
Egon Louis Friedrich, 84, a lifetime resident of the Bartlett and Salado area died Oct. 9, 2002 from injuries received in an auto accident Dec. 20, 2001.
Services were held at St. John Lutheran Church in Bartlett Oct. 12 with the Rev. Luther Schliesser officiating. Burial was in the North Belton Cemetery.
Friedrich was born Feb. 9, 1918 in Goodeville community west of Bartlett, the son of Otto Theodore and Nina Albrecht Friedrich. He was baptized, confirmed and married in St. John Lutheran Church m Bartlett.
He married Wilhelmenia Carsten of Salado on Dec. 21, 1939.
He was a life-long farmer and rancher for 55 years in the same place, as well as a professional photographer since 1974, and an avid oil painter sine 1984.
Friedrich served as one of the founding directors of the Salado Chamber of Commerce, and was elected to its presidency in 1977. During his tenure, Friedrich was instrumental in obtaining the funding and construction of the Pace Park Pavilion.
Also, Friedrich was active in the preservation of the old Salado School building and served as one of its directors in 1992-93 during which refurbishment of the building occurred and now is utilized as the Salado Civic Center.
Friedrich during this time also served on the Jarrell-Schwertner water board for 15 years. He was a member of the Salado Village Artists, the Central Texas Camera Club and the Temple Cultural Activities Center, during which time he displayed his paintings and photography works and various Central Texas functions.
Friedrich is survived by his wife of 62 years, Wilhelmma Carsten Friedrich of Salado; one son, William T. Friedrich of Austin; one brother, Melvin Friedrich of Salado; one grandson and three step-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Scott & White Hospice, St. John Lutheran Church In Bartlett or to the Salado Village Artists.