Helen E. Friederich, 86, of Mount Carroll and formerly of rural Chadwick, Ill., died Tuesday at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home, Mount Carroll.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church, rural Mount Carroll. The Rev. Wayne Schneider will be officiating. Burial will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, rural Mount Carroll. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service time Saturday at the church. The Law-Jones Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

She was born Aug. 10, 1919, to William and Minnie Ziesche Zahn in Fairhaven Township, Ill. She married Percy L. Friederich on Dec. 31, 1942, at the Trinity Lutheran Church parsonage, rural Mount Carroll. He died in 2003.

She attended Emerson Country School in rural Chadwick.

She was a homemaker and also helped her husband on the farm for 29 years.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.

Survivors include one brother, Frank (Grace) Zahn of Lanark, Ill.; and many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

Condolences may be made online at www.lawjonesfuneralhome.com.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Percy.

Death date: Feb. 7, 2006