Joan M. Friedrich, 86, of Bethalto, passed away peacefully with her family by her side at 6:06 p.m. Sunday, May 10, 2015, at Bethalto Care Center in Bethalto.
She was born April 11, 1929, in Litchfield, a daughter of Oliver and Florence (Geers) Landolt.
Mrs. Friedrich was a 1946 graduate and Valedictorian of Highland High School. She was a homemaker and a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Bethalto and had been an active member of St. Kevin’s Altar Society and the Daughters of Isabella. She was an avid reader and loved to bowl.
On June 30, 1948, she and James J. Friedrich were married in Livingston. He survives in Bethalto.
In addition to her husband of 66 years, she is also survived by three sons, Thomas (Jennifer) Friedrich of Highland, Richard (Debora) Friedrich of San Jose, Calif., and Alan (Donna Varble) Friedrich of Brighton; three daughters, Mary (Frank) Haynes of Bethalto, Karen Bourbon of St. Charles, Ill., and Carol (Dale) Alcorn of Belleville; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Lawrence Landolt.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until Celebration of Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church with Fr. Tom Liebler as Celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Gertude Cemetery in Grantfork, Ill.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Masses or Our Lady Queen of Peace.
Arrangements with online information and guestbook through Paynic Home for Funerals may be found at www.paynicfh.com.