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In Memoriam

24 Aug In Memoriam

Dr. Otto M. Friedrich, Jr., age 77, of Austin died Tuesday, August 16, 2016. A third generation Austinite, he was born on January 29, 1939 to Otto M. Friedrich, Sr. and Lillie Stark Friedrich.

He was baptized at Grace Lutheran Church, Austin on May 25, 1941 by Rev. Martin Studtmann and was confirmed at Grace, March 29, 1953 by Rev. O. T. Zeeb. He later became a charter member at Hope Lutheran Church, June 5, 1960.

Dr. Friedrich started as a Research Engineer with The University of Texas on September 1, 1961. In the early years at the University of Texas he was appointed Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, and was a Project Director/Research Engineer in Physics. Dr. Friedrich concluded his 48-year career in 2009.

In his younger years, Dr. Friedrich enjoyed piloting private planes and fishing with his father but he has always cared for animals, especially cats.

Dr. Friedrich was preceded in death by his parents, Otto and Lillie Friedrich, and his sister, Lillian Kieke. He is survived by colleagues, friends and several cousins.

Graveside services were conducted August 22 at Austin Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Otto’s memory may be made to Hope Lutheran Church, 6414 N. Hampton Dr., Austin, Texas 78723.

“Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord, for they shall rest from their labors”