Dennis L. Friend

Thursday, June 6, 2002

Sodus, MO. - Dennis L. Friend, 71, of Sodus, went to be with the Lord Thursday, May 9, 2002, at Lakeland Hospital in St. Joseph.

Funeral services were held on Monday, May 13, at the Fairplain Chapel of Florin Funeral Service in Benton Harbor. Burial was in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Sodus, where Military Rites were conducted. If you wish to send a note of sympathy to the family, you may do so at

Mr. Friend was born Oct. 20, 1930, in Trumann, to Albert and Bessie Friend. He had lived in the community for 37 years. Mr. Friend served our country in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was employed for 19 years as a general laborer at Bendix until his retirement. Dennis had a good sense of humor and liked to hunt. He knew and liked to do horse-trading and if you needed something Dennis could usually let you know where to find it. Dennis loved people and everyone who knew Dennis loved him, too. He loved his family and being with them for celebrations. He was of the Baptist faith. Dennis will be greatly missed by all.

Survivors include: his wife, Faye (Cobb) Friend; three daughters - Patricia (Arthur) Bush of Syracuse, Ind., Sandra (Jerry) Baskin of Sodus, and Ann Nickell of Benton Harbor; a brother, Albert (Jean) Friend of LaPorte, Ind.; three sisters - Erma Harkas of Kansas City, Mo., Alice (Robert) Levesque of Horatio, Ark., and Alberta (Troy) Hicks of Dermott, Ark.; nine grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

Mr. Friend was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers - John Friend and Jimmie Friend; and two sisters - Juanita McCarty and Iris Mae Pipes.