Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 7, at Feldner/Ritchay Funeral Home in Nekoosa, with the Rev. John Swing officiating.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 9:30 a.m. Wednesday until the service.
Condolences may be offered online at ritchayfuneralhome.com.
Mr. Friedbauer was born Nov. 26, 1939, in South Milwaukee, a son of the late Carl and Lydia (Singkofer) Friedbauer.
He served in the U.S. Navy from 1958 until 1964.
He was married to Karen “Becky” Suytar Sept. 29, 1962 in Oxnard, Calif.
He was employed as a chemical operator for S. C. Johnson in Racine for 34 years, retiring in 1996. He and his wife operated laundromats in Racine for 24 years.
He was a member of the Police and Fire Commission in the town of Rome. He was a member of the Rome American Legion Post 65 and Wisconsin Rapids American Legion Post 9. He was a former judge advocate for both posts.
Survivors include his wife, Karen “Becky” Friedbauer, town of Rome; one daughter, Gretchen (Timothy) Frane, Plover; one son, Danel (Yvonne), Appleton; one brother, Bruce (Lynn) Friedbauer, Oak Creek; and four grandchildren, including Hannah and Trevor Frane.
He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Lois Schwartz and Judith Johnson.