Friesen, Anna Margarete (Weber)

August 6, 1926 - October 13, 2020

On the morning of October 13, 2020, Anna Margarete Friesen died at the age of 94. Born in Dilkrath in the Rhineprovinz of Germany on August 6, 1926, Anna emigrated to El Paso, TX in the 1950s and moved to Plano, Texas in the 1990s.

For 20 years, Anna volunteered at Haggard Library as a book mender, a service she undertook with care and love. About her work as a mender, she told a local reporter, “It makes me feel I am not too old to help.” As a skilled knitter, crotcheer, and seamstress, she joyfully shared her talents with others by giving blankets, hats, and scarves to loved ones and local hospitals. Born and raised on a farm, Anna cultivated a love of growing things throughout her long life. More than the things she did, she will be remembered for the person she was—a helper, a dear friend, and a beloved grandmother.

Anna is preceded in death by her husband Arnold Friesen, and she is survived by her grandson Erik Aleksandr Friesen and his spouse Leila McNeill; several family members living in Germany; and her son Bo Friesen and granddaughter Anna Ariel.

Services will be held in her memory once it is safe to gather again.

Please leave the family condolences and share memories on this website.


Arrangements under the direction of:

Aria Cremation Service and Funeral Home

19310 Preston Road

Dallas, Texas 75252

(214) 306-6700

5 replies on “Friesen, Anna Margarete (Weber)”

Sue Paroski says:

I am so sorry to have lost Anna. I have known her since I was a little girl in El Paso when she and Arnold became friends with my grandparents. Anna has been a part of my life almost since I can begin to remember. She always called me Susie as did/do all my older family members. She was family to me.
My condolences to Bodo, his son Eric, their families, and Anna’s extended family. Love you, Anna! I will miss you.

Ron and Bea says:

We are so sorry for your loss. With each day, your hearts will heal and the day will come when you can smile and even laugh at the memories you hold dear.

Hesselberg Family says:

We wish to extend our deepest condolences to Anna’s family. Our families met Anna through Erik and his wife Leila, my niece. Anna was a kind and gracious lady who we fondly referred to as Oma Anna. Her family and those who have come to know her will truly miss her in their lives.

The Hesselberg Family

Richard McNeill says:

My deepest felt condolences to Erik, Leila, and the rest of the Friesens. Memories of spending time with her in her last few weeks of life will be in my heart always.

Patty McNeill says:

To “Oma” Anna’s grandson Erik Friesen and his wife Leila McNeill and the Friesen family. I feel fortunate to have spent some time with her and been able to witness her impish sense of humor that would appear out of nowhere; I am thankful to have been shared some of those moments with her.

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