Friesen, Ted Erwin, 1920-2016

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Friesen, Ted Erwin, 1920-2016

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  • Friesen, Ted E. (Ted Erwin), 1920-

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  • Friesen, Theodore E., 1920-2016

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Theodore E. Friesen was born in 1920 in Altona, Manitoba to David W. Friesen (1879-1951) and Sarah (Striemer) Friesen. Together with his brothers he continued the family printing business.

Throughout his career Friesen was an active member of many cultural, historical and religious organizations within the Mennonite community, serving on various boards, societies and committees.

During the 1950s and 1960s Friesen was active on the boards or committees of the Conference of Mennonites in Canada Board of Christian Service, the Manitoba Mennonite Historical Society and the Canadian Mennonite Publishing Association. He was secretary-treasurer of the Canadian Mennonite Relief Committee at the time that it merged with several other Canadian Mennonite relief organizations and committees to form Mennonite Central Committee Canada in November, 1963. He was active with Mennonite Central Committee Manitoba and Mennonite Central Committee Canada from 1963 into the mid 1970s. He was also a member of Altona Mennonite Church since its founding in 1962.

Friesen was a businessman, amateur historian and collector of rare books.

Theodord (Ted E.) Friesen died Feb. 15, 2016 in Altona, Manitoba.


Altona, Manitoba

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-Secretary-Treasurer and Vice President of D.W. Friesen & Sons, 1951-1986
-Served on executive of Mennonite Historical Society of Canada, MCC Canada, and provincial counterparts

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GRANDMA ID: 195974

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edited June 2020 by AHR




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