CLATON FRIEDEN

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Claton W. Frieden passed away on April 21, 2015, at the Mahoney Assisted Living in York, NE, at the age of 86 years, two months and nine days. He was born Feb. 12, 1929, at Shickley, NE, to Wildred B and Elsie (Goesch) Frieden. Claton was baptized as an infant by Rev. William Wietzke at Zion Lutheran Church, in Shickley, NE, and confirmed by Rev. John Rabbe in 1943. Claton attended grade school at District 49, northwest of Shickley, through the eighth grade. Claton was a farmer and in the land leveling business a good share of his life. The last 35 years, he was a machinist and mechanic in Wilber and Shickley. In his younger years, he played softball and was an avid bowler until two years ago. He loved to go duck and goose hunting, as well as fishing. Claton was an Army veteran serving oversees in Japan from 1954 to 1956. Claton held several offices in the churches he attended during his adult life. He attended Bible class at Zion until his health failed in the spring of 2013. Claton confessed Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. Claton was married to Barbara Dow in 1983. Claton is survived by his wife, Barbara of York; brother, Earl Dean and Velda Frieden of Shickley; sisters, Sherrill and Gerald Crone of Hastings; Ila Mae and Wayne Nelson of Hastings; and Opal and Lawrence Griess of Sutton. Nephews, Gail Griess, Craig Crone and Conley Frieden. Nieces, Beth and Ron Fitzke, Linda Nelson, Camella and Mike Walters and Joni Griess. Great-nephew, Wade Walters and fiance Abby Miller. Greatniece, Whitney Walters and numerous cousins. Claton was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Warren Wayne and niece Lori Ann Nelson.
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