Shigeko Frierdich

Shigeko Frierdich
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Shigeko Frierdich, nee Suemasa, 87, of Smithton, IL, born March 23, 1929, in Hiroshima, Japan, died Friday, May 13, 2016, at Oak Hill in Waterloo, IL.

Mrs. Frierdich was a member of Christ United Church of Christ, Belleville, IL.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Yoichi and Kazu Suemasa; and five brothers and sisters.

Surviving are her husband of 48 years, Kenneth F. Frierdich, whom she married on September 29, 1967;
four sons and three daughters, Doug Pittman of Raymond, MS,
Margaret (Wayne) Sullivan of Sumrall, MS,
Kenneth (Lisa) Pittman of Madison, MS,
Anna (Tom) Williams of Jackson, MS,
Robert (Rebecca) Frierdich of Valmeyer, IL,
Christine (Scott) Matlock of Paducah, KY,
and Mark (Phuong) Yokoyama of Fullerton, CA;
and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at noon on Tuesday, May 17, at the funeral home with Rev. Jonathan Tinge officiating.  Burial will follow at Smithton City Cemetery, Smithton, IL.


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