Tuesday, January 22, 2002
Date of Death:
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
17 years old
Andrew Allen Friedt, 17, of Vancouver, WA, died Tuesday, January 21, 2020 in a pedestrian auto accident.
Andrew was born January 22, 2002 in Rochester, MN, to Andy Friedt and Anissa Muhammad. Andrew lived in Rochester with his family, Andy and Tara Friedt, and siblings, Justice (12), and Lysette (8). Andrew moved with his family in the summer of 2014 to Vancouver, WA where he lived until his death.
Andrew was a creator at heart as he always enjoyed making things for others and himself. He loved playing games with his younger brother Justice, and was often found carrying his sister Lysette in his arms. He loved being outdoors, hiking and spending time out on the Oregon coast with his family. Andrew took great pride in building our campfire where we often cooked the days meal, and always ended with smores. Andrew was also a hard worker from the time he could help out. He spent many hours working with his father as he grew into a young man. Andrew also enjoyed learning to cook alongside his mother Tara while preparing many family meals. Andrew was country boy at heart and spent the summer of 2018 with his great-grandpa Roger on the farm learning to drive truck, tractor and combine, but most importantly Andrew found a kindred spirit in a 76 year old farmer.
Andrew is survived by his father and step-mother, Andy and Tara Friedt; siblings: Justice, and Lysette; birth mother, Anissa Muhammad; his grandparents: Cynthia Graham, Roger and Paula Friedt, and Todd and Patti Fiedler; and many great, and great-great grandparents. He is preceded in death by his grandfather, Michael Graham.
The funeral service will be held at 12:00 pm Saturday, February 1, 2020 at the Berean Community Church, 3157 Kenosha Drive NW, Rochester MN 55901, with a private family visitation at 10:30am and general visitation starting at 11:00 am. Burial will be at the Grandview Memorial Gardens in Rochester. Online condolences are welcome at www.mackenfuneralhome.com
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I don't know if we ever actually met, but we heard a lot about you from Jesse and Shannon Astorino when we lived in Rochester. They were always talking about you guys and what great friends you guys were. I am so sorry for your loss. I can't even imagine what you must be going through. My prayers are with you. God's peace and hugs to you.
Our deepest sympathy to Andrew's family. Our prayers and thoughts are with you in this difficult time. Jim and Marlene Messmer
We are so sorry for your loss of Andrew. May all the wonderful memories you share during this difficult time, bring you comfort and peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Roger and family were thinking of you, so sorry to hear this tragic news.
Words can never express the heart break that is felt when a life so young is taken from us. May you feel the love from others and the hand of Jesus as He comforts you during this difficult time. You will be in my prayers today and in the future. Know that you have others that are willing to help you through this sorrowful time. Be sure to reach out when you need a friend.
Andrew’s life brought joy to everyone he met and he will be so sadly missed. We love you Andrew.
Thank you Tara & Andy, Justice and Lysette for the love & caring way you have honored & remembered Andrew and for bringing him home. Love you all! Grandpa & Grandpa Friedt