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Robert W. Friedrichs

February 10, 1965 December 12, 2016
Robert W. Friedrichs
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Obituary for Robert W. Friedrichs

Robert W. Friedrichs, age 51, passed away December 12, 2016. He was born February 10, 1965 in Livonia, son of Manfred and Alma Friedrichs. Following his graduation from Livonia Bentley High School class of 1983, Bob attended G.M.I. where he earned his bachelors degree in mechanical engineering. He was an active member of S.A.E. fraternity where Bob made many life long friendships. On September 30, 1995, Bob married his sweetheart, Katie Chesney. Bob and Katie were blessed with 21 loving years and two loving sons. His life was centered around his family and friends. Bob was very active in his son's lives and was a baseball and basketball coach when they were younger. As they got older, nothing brought him more joy than watching his sons play sports. Bob was known for his larger than life presence. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed snowmobiling. He was fond of a good glass of scotch and loved communicating with family and friends. His love of people was evident in his countless amount of friends and his genuine and engaging nature. It was commonly known that Bob had a M.S. in B.S. and people were drawn to him because of it. After he became ill, he participated in the A.L.S walk at the Detroit Zoo. It was no surprise to his family and friends that Bob had the largest team with over 240 people walking with him and raised the most money of any participant. Friends are welcome to visit the facebook page, "Bob's Angels," that was established for him. Photos and future fundraising information about Bob can be found at Bob will always be remembered for his love of his family and friends and for his kind and loving spirit. He is survived by his beloved wife, Katie; his sons: Ryan and Zach; his parents, Manfred and Alma; his sister, Monica Kakos and many extended family members. Visitation will be held on Friday, December 16 from 3:00PM-8:00PM at PHILLIPS FUNERAL HOME, 122 W. Lake St., South Lyon. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, December 17 at 1:00PM at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 830 S. Lafayette, South Lyon. Memorial donations may be made to the Friedrichs Memorial Fund and mailed to Phillips Funeral Home.

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3:00 PM 12/16/2016 3:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 12/16/2016 8:00:00 PM
Phillips Funeral Home

122 West Lake Street (Ten Mile Road)
South Lyon, MI 48178

Phillips Funeral Home
122 West Lake Street (Ten Mile Road) South Lyon 48178 MI
United States

Funeral Ceremony




1:00 PM 12/17/2016 1:00:00 PM
St. Joseph Catholic Church

830 S. Lafayette
South Lyon, MI 48178

Gathering at Church beginning at 12:30pm

St. Joseph Catholic Church
830 S. Lafayette South Lyon 48178 MI
United States

Memorial Contribution

Friedrichs Memorial Fund

122 W. Lake Street
South Lyon , MI 48178
Please mail donations to Phillips Funeral Home C/O The Friedrichs Memorial Fund

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