John T. Fried
April 7, 1951 - April 8, 2022
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John passed away peacefully in his home on Friday, April 8 at the age of 71. He was born on April 7, 1951 in West Point, NY to Ladislaw and Ida Marie (Smith) Fried. Most of his childhood was spent in Louisville, Kentucky although there was a brief interlude in Oklahoma. As an army brat,…

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The Warren family left a message on May 7, 2022:
Uncle John, your stories will live forever. Our children will always know of you through all the memories you created for Holly and I. From the magic tricks, the "magic band aid remover" (water in a spray bottle), driving with no hands, to stories around the dinner table. I am thankful we had that trip to Wisconsin 7 years ago so we could much needed time with our Wisconsin family. It made a lasting impression on us and on Jake and Bella. We are truly grateful for you as our father figure at such young ages. You made a lasting impression in our lives and all the lives you have touched. We love you forever. Nesie, Trent (Boy), Marie, Lizzie and family, we love you and wish so bad we could be there today.
Pamela Meyer left a message on May 7, 2022:
Denise and family, you all did such a lovely job paying tribute to John today, Denise as you have done for the last nine years you handled another challenge with grace and love. I wanted you to know, silly as it is, that I had a piece of cake during the ceremony today. One of the many fond memories I have of our travels with John through Europe is the quest for afternoon cake! Sometimes we went miles out of way, but we never went “cake-less”. God bless you all and thank you for sharing John with us. Love, Pamela
Matt Schmidt left a message on May 7, 2022:
John and I knew each other for more than 15 years working together at LOH Optical Machinery in Milwaukee. John was instrumental in growing LOH US into the first major European optical machinery company in the US using his disciplined approach to sales and marketing. Apart from the business aspect we shared many enjoyable dinners and events together. John was also an avid cyclist and I still have his yellow roadbike that he sold to me 25 years ago . I met John last about 3 years ago visiting Milwaukee and was looking forward to sharing a Makers Mark toast with John during my next post Covid visit. Unfortunately we are still traveling outside of the country and will have to toast to John in memoriam. Our sincerest condolences to Denise and Family
Holly Gorton left a message on May 7, 2022:
You were such an incredible man, and I thank you for the time we got to be with you. Love you very much!
The Dedman Family left a message on May 7, 2022:
Sending our love and wishes of peace and comfort. You'll be very missed Uncle John!
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Fred Schwierske left a message on May 6, 2022:
Keep driving, my friend.
Alan yuster left a message on May 1, 2022:
May his memory be a blessing
Bill & Jane Droste left a message on May 1, 2022:
Denise, We will always remember the trip to France honoring Uncle John. We enjoyed your John's company! God bless you and your family. Love, Jane
Jack Banville left a message on April 29, 2022:
I was one of John’s customers in my role at VSP until retirement in 2009. I always enjoyed John’s calls and the friendship that developed over the years. John was always thoroughly prepared for his presentations and I always knew I was dealing with a person of high integrity. Beyond that, John was a genuinely nice person who made a positive contribution to the optical industry just by being a part of it. My condolences go out to the entire Fried family.
Val Blazich left a message on April 29, 2022:
Many fond memories of time spent with the Frieds, especially camping. John told the very best ghost stories around the campfire. I remember when he was the sole adult amongst about 8 kids in the surf at a beach in Florida. Wonderful friend and neighbor. We were blessed to have known him.
dale holzhausen left a message on April 28, 2022:
My heart felt condolences to the Fried family. I knew John as a business associate (i am recently retired from VSP). I didn't see him much but considered him a friend mostly because of the conversations we had. He was a loving guy and I felt comfortable sharing both business and personal parts of my life. I will never forget the kindness in his responses. May God bless you in this difficult time.
Krause Funeral Home & Cremation Services left a message:
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