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Anthony Paul “Tony” Friemel

February 13, 2020 | 6 comments

Anthony Paul “Tony” Friemel, 81, of La Crosse, WI, passed away peacefully on February 12, 2020 at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse.

He was born on August 31, 1938 to Paul W. and Myra O. (Weustenberg) Friemel.  He married Mary Hilding in 1960 in Davenport, Iowa.

Anthony attended Sacred Heart School and graduated from St. Ambrose Academy College.  He worked for 35 years as a sales representative for Moore Business Forms and later as an independent sales representative at Action Computer Forms with the late Mark Handel.  He was also a member of the Iowa National Guard.  Anthony was an avid golfer and thoroughly enjoying spending time with his grandchildren.

Anthony is survived by is wife, Mary; sons, Mark (Cindy), Tom (Mari), and John (Debbie); siblings, Pat (Margo), Judy, Jeanie (Tom), and Chris (Sue); sister-in-law, Nan; grandchildren, Zack, Wil, Grant, Miranda (Joey), and Jacob; great-grandchild, Lennin; and many nieces and nephews.

Anthony was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Myra Friemel, as well as his brother, Mike.

Anthony’s family would like to thank the care providers of Gundersen Hospice for their exceptional care.

The family requests cards of sympathy be mailed to Mary Friemel at 413 R Stephen Place, Onalaska, WI, 54650.  A celebration of life will be held at a later date.



  1. Russ and Marilyn Moll

    We wish to send our heartfelt condolences to the Friemel family as they process the loss of their husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend. He was a very sweet man and always enjoyed the family and friends picnics that son John and Debbie hosted each year. We will all miss him and hope everyone can help one another heal through sharing and honoring the special memories of Tony.

    Most Sincerely,
    Russ and Marilyn Moll
    5473 Pacifica Drive
    La Jolla, CA 92037

  2. Dick & Jeanne Hartman

    So sorry to hear about the passing of our good friend. He made the best Bloody Mary ever, we will think of him each time we have one. Our love and prayers to Mary and family.

  3. Dianna (Hilding) Wiegert

    Aunt Mary, Mark, Tom, John, family, my heart goes out to you. Sending love and hugs to all. I’m so glad I got to talk with Uncle Tony when I visited in October. He was such a kind, loving, and caring man. He will be missed. RIP Uncle Tony…..until we meet again…..

  4. B.Vishwanat

    Please accept my condolences. I am sorry for your loss. I hope Tony didn’t suffer much. He was a man with a great sense of humor. My best wishes to you and your family.
    Best regards,

  5. Sue Gordon

    Tom and Mari–I just heard of the passing of your dad/father-in-law. My heart goes out to your family. I can certainly see Tom’s smile in his dad~~
    “Wishing you peace to bring you comfort, courage to face the days ahead and good memories to hold forever in your heart”~~
    Sue Gordon

  6. Lisa Fischer Sessions

    Mark, Tom, & John—
    I sent your mom a card, but wanted to tell you all how sorry I am to hear about your dad. We have such fond memories of great times with your family all those years ago in Rockford, St Paul, and LaCrosse.
    Praying peace & comfort for all of you & yours!



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