Cornelius “Cornie” Z. Friesen, 91, died July 22, 2011 at Schowalter Villa in Hesston.
He was born March 11, 1920, to Jacob R. and Katharina R. (Katie) Friesen. He married Anna K. Isaac on Nov. 12, 1944, in Meade. They resided in Meade for much of their married life where Cornie worked at Friesen Windmill and Supply Inc. for more than 50 years. In 1998, they moved to Hesston.  He moved into Schowalter Villa in December 2006 following his wife’s death.
His Civilian Public Service (CPS) work at Mount Pleasant, Iowa, as a young man was very important to him. He loved the Lord. Cornie was a member of Kiwanis and Advisory Board for Grace University in Omaha, Neb., for many years.
Cornie Z. loved to talk with people, especially about windmills and theology. His other interests included his children and grandchildren, playing Dominos and Skip-Bo.
He is survived by three sons, Galen Friesen and wife Esther of Kansas City, Mo., Leland Friesen of St. Joseph, Mo., and Weldon “Buck” Friesen and wife Margaret of Meade; son-in-law Dan Rosendahl of Sweden; five brothers, Jake Z. and wife Viola of Meade, Abe Z. of Meade, Henry Z. and wife Marcille of Milford, Neb., Pete Z. and wife Wilma of Newton, and Ike Z. and wife Viola of Edinburg,Texas. He also is survived by his 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Anna K., son Loren James Friesen, daughter Joyce Louise Rosendahl, three brothers and six sisters.
Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Garden Community Church. Burial will be at Garden Community Church Cemetery of rural Hesston.
 Memorials may be given for Grace University or Dan Rosendahl in memory of Joyce Rosendahl  in care of the Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton, KS 67114.
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Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton.