Karl M. Friedrich

December 28, 2022

Karl Max Friedrich, 77, went home to be with our Lord on December 28, 2022. He was born to Herbert and Betty (Blinn) Friedrich on February 19, 1945 in Frankfort, Indiana. He attended Clinton Prairie High School graduating in May of 1963. And went on to obtain his Bachelor of Science Degree in Agronomy from Purdue University in 1968. While at Purdue, he married Carolyn Sue Palmore on August 28, 1966, who was his high school sweetheart. He served from 1968 to 1974 in the United States Coast Guard in St. Clair, Michigan. He returned home after his service and began working at the Farmers Bank as a farm loan officer. During this time, he also farmed with his father. He retired from the bank after 32 years of service in April of 2004. He continued farming with his son until his passing. He enjoyed basketball, fishing and traveling with his wife. He had a life-long passion for aviation. He obtained his private pilots license at the age of 19. He continued on to receive his instrument rating, multi-engine rating, as well as his helicopter license and instrument rating. He was a life-long member of the Indiana Flying Farmers and a past President. He was a member of the Antioch Church where has served in many different compacities.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be held at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort, on Wednesday, January 4, 2023 from 4 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, January 5th at Antioch Church, 4625 S St. Rd. 39, Frankfort. Memorial donations may be made to the Antioch Church. Burial will be in Bunnell Cemetery.

Survived by:

His wife Carolyn, three children; Angie (Mike) Bruton, of rural Frankfort, David (Julie) Friedrich, of rural Frankfort, and Elisabeth (Joachim) Pastor of France, and sister, Lois Ann (Stan) Anderson of rural Frankfort. Eight grandchildren; Luke Ticen, Makayla Ticen, Sarah Bruton, Hailey Friedrich, Addyson Friedrich, Kyndall Friedrich, Louis Pastor and Isabelle Pastor and great-granddaughter Ayla Jai Cooper.

Preceded by:

Karl was preceded in death by his parents and infant grandson Paul Michael Bruton.


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33 Condolences for “Karl M. Friedrich”

  1. Jim Eldridge December 30, 2022 at 1:22 pm

    Carolyn and family, it is with a great deal of sadness that I say how deeply I feel your loss. Karl was a wonderful Christian friend. And I miss him. We shared a love of flying and even had the opportunity to watch a space shuttle launch together. It seems strange to think that future visits to Indiana won’t include time with Karl. Your family is in our prayers.

  2. Larry Frey December 30, 2022 at 2:35 pm

    Dave and Julie we are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Larry and Jennifer Frey

  3. Ruth Lock December 30, 2022 at 3:23 pm

    Carolyn and family; I am so sorry for the passing of Karl. He was always a good neighbor of the Murray family. He will be missed by many.

  4. Alan B. Appleton December 30, 2022 at 3:41 pm

    It comes as a shock to learn this news. My sincere sympathy to each of the extended families. Karl was loved and admired by many friends and relatives. His kindness, generosity, and friendship was cherished by all who knew him. My thoughts and prayers are with Carolyn and family during the coming funeral service and days thereafter.
    Alan B. Appleton (Jackson Twp./C.P. High School classmate)

  5. Bill & Lora Layton December 30, 2022 at 5:38 pm

    Carolyn, Lois & all the family, so sorry for your loss.

  6. Deb Thompson December 30, 2022 at 7:33 pm

    I am so very sorry for your family’s loss. God bless each of you & strengthen you for the difficult days & moments ahead.

  7. Mary Ann Snyder December 30, 2022 at 7:37 pm

    How special it was to know and enjoy the Friedrich family through our Clinton Prairie connection. May your loss soon be replaced by the return of the many years of special memories you all have made together.

  8. Cheryl Cook December 30, 2022 at 8:18 pm

    Carolyn and family I am so sorry about your loss. Karl was always a lot of fun was always kind me. I always enjoyed the times with him and the family. It just doesn’t seem possible that he could be gone. I know he’s with the Lord he was a wonderful Christian. I will be praying for you and your family. You’re all very special to me in my thoughts and prayers.

  9. Denise Scofield December 30, 2022 at 9:40 pm

    Angie and family, so very sorry for your loss. Prayers!

  10. Cindi Harmon December 31, 2022 at 8:15 am

    So sorry Angie, my dad though the best of him.

  11. Tricia Warren December 31, 2022 at 8:44 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss, David and Julie and family. I know Julie you have been through a lot lately. Sending prayers to all of you.

  12. Sherri Flach December 31, 2022 at 10:39 am

    Carolyn and family, Mark and I are so sorry to hear of Karl’s passing! We really appreciated his sweet hospitality when we stayed in your home this past summer. We are thankful for the hope he had in Jesus and we are praying that you will feel God’s peace through this heartache.

  13. Steve Barnett December 31, 2022 at 9:51 pm

    So sorry to hear of your loss. I enjoyed talking “airplanes” with Karl.

  14. Jim and Janilyn Need January 1, 2023 at 8:08 am

    We are so very sorry for your loss of Karl. I always enjoyed our times in banking together.

  15. Rev. Mark and Jane Richardson January 1, 2023 at 11:16 am

    Our sympathy to your family as we remember the kind man Karl was. When we lived there many years ago, we especially remember our daughter, Rachel, and Beth playing together as little girls! May You be comforted by God’s love and support of family and friends.

  16. Karin Stahl January 1, 2023 at 11:49 am

    My heartfelt condolences and prayers are with your family as you make your way through these difficult moments. Having met Mr. Friedrich on your charming farm, where I was welcomed and treated sweetly, it was such a lasting experience. Riding on the combine, my first ever, and just spending a day at the farm was such a treat. He left his earthly place, but will never be forgotten. God grant to Karl Eternal Rest and welcome him into the Light of Your Kingdom.

  17. Karin Stahl January 1, 2023 at 12:22 pm

    I had the absolute pleasure to meet Mr Friedrich on his farm, where I was welcomed by the family and had a great and memorable experience. My friend Beth invited me to the farm, and Karl let me ride on his combine, my first time ever. I was channeling my inner 4 year old, like Beth’s son Louis, smiling from ear to ear. He was a kind, generous, beloved family man and I know will be sadly missed. My heartfelt condolences and prayers go to the family as you make your way through this difficult time. Karl has left his earthly home, but will never be forgotten. God, grant him unto him Eternal Rest.

  18. Marvin Mohler January 1, 2023 at 12:33 pm

    Our condolances to the Frederick family. Karl was a good friend & a good loan officer at Farmers Bank. We flew with him a few times. A good man.

  19. Hilda (Harden) Crutchfield January 1, 2023 at 2:58 pm

    Lois, sorry to hear about your brother. Condolences to you and the family.

  20. Judy Puetz January 1, 2023 at 3:00 pm

    I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. He’s not alone he’s with the angels flying high in the glory of getting his wings. Be thankful for his peace knowing he’s made his last solo flight. He’s in the hands of our Loving Lord and Father.

  21. MaryAnn Stockberger January 1, 2023 at 10:44 pm

    Many good memories working with Karl in the loan dept. at The Farmer’s Bank. My sympathy to all.

  22. Jeff Tindall January 2, 2023 at 1:05 pm

    Condolence to the entire Friedrich family. I was shocked and saddened to hear of Karl’s passing. I enjoyed working with Karl for many years at the Bank. He was a good man and will be greatly missed.

  23. Jessica Arnold January 2, 2023 at 5:40 pm

    Carolyn and family, I am so sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

  24. Alan Gish January 2, 2023 at 9:19 pm

    Dave & Julie, so sorry to hear of Karl passing.

  25. Jason and Morissa Padgett January 3, 2023 at 7:03 am

    Our condolences to the Friedrich family. Prayers that the Lord lift you up during these difficult times.

  26. John/Kathy McGraw January 4, 2023 at 9:27 am

    Dear Carolyn & Angie,
    So very sorry. Karl will be missed. Such congeniality with his financial, farm and pilot skills! Always could have a good laugh and would look forward to the next conversation. Somehow you have accumulated a lot of grandchildren. I’m sure Karl enjoyed their personalities! We are in Florida, so will say our goodbyes now.

  27. Phil Ramsey January 4, 2023 at 1:29 pm

    Pam and I have you all in our thoughts, and prayers for strength to help you through these hard times. Devastation visits quickly in life and scars are slow to heal. Remember the good times you had if you can and the grief days will grow shorter. Karl would not want you to suffer. God Bless, Phil and Pam Ramsey

  28. Sandra L Sheets January 4, 2023 at 7:28 pm

    I just read about Karl’s passing in the paper. My prayers are with your entire family. I am so sorry for your loss.
    Sandy (Albro) Sheets

  29. Melody Miller January 4, 2023 at 9:22 pm

    Carolyn and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Karl was always asking me where the cookies were. He will be missed!

  30. James W. Mc Quern January 5, 2023 at 9:48 am

    I am very sorry for your family’s loss. I became friends with Karl at the Farmers Bank (Karl was my ag loan officer). I appreciated
    ever thing that he did for me! My prayers for all the family!!!

  31. Nicki Stillings January 5, 2023 at 5:40 pm

    Carolyn – I am sorry for your loss. Your family will be a great deal of comfort to you during this time. I didn’t know Karl that well but the two of you raised some good kids!

  32. Pam Randolph January 9, 2023 at 2:18 pm

    Dear Carolyn and family, We were very sorry to hear of Karl’s passing. We have such wonderful memories of our times together in Diac’s at church. What a great guy he was. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Pete and Pam

  33. Bill and Scotti Hester January 16, 2023 at 8:39 pm

    Carolyn and family

    We were deeply saddened to learn of Karl’s passing. Thanks so much for sharing the beautiful memorial video of his life which showed his deep devotion and love for his family. And what a life he lived!. I did not know he served our country in the Coast Guard, something we never thanked him for. He has left us way too soon and will be truly missed.

    Bill and Scotti Hester

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