Miss. Shirley Friedrich

April 19, 1947 ~ March 5, 2021 (age 73)


Miss. Shirley Friedrich, 73, of Galesburg, Illinois, passed away at 4:03 a.m. on March 5, 2021, at her assisted living home.

Shirley was born on April 19, 1947, in Galesburg, Illinois to Arthur and Nancy (Longcor) Gable. She had married Earl Friedrich and precedes her in death.

Shirley is survived by several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband Earl Friedrich, her parents, and her two siblings Harvey Gable, and Betty (Gary) Thompson.

 Shirley was born and raised in Galesburg, graduating from Galesburg High school in 1966. She had entered the workforce immediately after graduating, working at the Custer Hotel as a housekeeper with several of her other family members. After the closing of the Custer Hotel she retired to Peoria, before returning to Galesburg once her health began to fade. During her free time Shirley loved to go out and play bingo as well as spend time to herself coloring in adult coloring books.

Cremation will be accorded. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Directors and Cremation Services Galesburg Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at

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