Inman - Jacob D. “JD” Friesen, 97, died on March 29, 2009.
He started a blacksmith shop in Inman with his uncle Pete Friesen, which later became the J.D. Friesen Hardware Store. It later became the J.D. Friesen True Value Hardware store, which he sold when he retired in 1975.
Survivors include: son, Ronald L. Friesen, Bluffton, Ohio; sister, Helen Ediger, Meade; brother, Walter D. Friesen, Hutchinson; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
The funeral service will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the North Inman Cemetery. Burial will begin at 3 p.m. in the North Inman Cemetery. Visitation will be held after the service at the church.
Memorials may be sent to either Bethel Mennonite Church or Mennonite Central Committee in care of Buhler Mortuary, 120 N. Main, Buhler, KS 67522