Frieda E. Freyh Volz age 81 passed away peacefully Sunday November 18, 2018 at Holy Rosary Healthcare with family by her side.
Frieda was born August 17, 1937 to Rudolp and Erna Freyh in Huffenhardt, Germany. She attended school there graduating from the 8th grade, which at the time was the equivalent to the American 12 years. After WWII she worked in the PX where she met her future husband Jacob Volz. They were married on December 14, 1964 by German law and December 21,1964 by the American law, which caused much confusion for their young children, as they never could keep it straight as to which one they celebrated.
In 1966 she left the life she knew and the family she loved to come to the United States. She left behind her parents, her brothers Otto and Frethelm, sisters Anna, Gertrude, Inga and Margot, their spouses and numerous nieces and nephews. The family first lived in Manito Springs CO where Jake finished up his military career. Once discharged they moved to Miles City, MT, coming from the beautiful tree covered country of Germany Frieda often said that God forgot about southeastern Montana but when asked she would say there was a different kind of beauty here.
Frieda belonged to the Women’s Axillary of the Moose Club where she loved to dance. She worked for Holy Rosary, the Locker Plant and Buttrey’s before starting at the Sacred Heart Lunchroom. Overall, she worked there for 32 years and was solo for several years before she was forced to retire due to hip replacements. She prided herself that most meals where made from scratch, and on more than one occasion had a mom call for her “recipe” of something or other their kids loved that Frieda made. Her homemade bread and cinnamon rolls could entice through-out the building. She loved the staff and thought of many of them as family over the years. The kids held a special place in her heart and she was always thrilled when years after they left SHS they would stop for a visit and a hug.
Frieda was an avid reader, enjoyed playing solitaire, gardening, doing circle puzzles-as the American spelling always confused her, she cross-stitched many beautiful items and loved lunch with the “girls”.
Frieda is survived by her husband of 53 years, son Frank (Cindy) Volz of Billings, MT, daughters Carolyne (Mimi) Berg of Boise, Id and Nancy Volz of Miles City, MT. Grandson Clayton Volz of TX, her “hands-on” grandson Austin Volz of Miles City, granddaughters Danielle (Shawn) Blanchard, ID, and Brittney (Nick) Taylor of ID. Great-grandsons Collin Volz, Parker Grettis, and Nixin Taylor. Her sister Margot (Reinhard) Strinzel, Huffenhardt Germany, Sisters In Law (Ericka and Anna of Germany) Brother In Law, Matt (Darlene) Volz, Sisters In Law, Helen Wilson and Eva McCabe, special nephew Peter and wife Ursela, and niece Ingeborg and husband Dirk, along with many nieces and nephews in the US and Germany.
She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 brothers and 3 sisters, her parents in law and special friend Myrva Parker.
Family will receive friends on Sunday, December 2, 2018 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home. A private family interment will be held on Monday, December 3, 2018 in the Eastern Montana State Veteran’s Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.stevensonandsons.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wake Up and Lace Up, 107 Balsam Drive, Miles City, MT 59301 or to the charity of one’s choice.