Marilyn Jean Friede, 83, Of Surprise, Arizona left this world peacefully February 7th after a brief illness. Marilyn was born March 9, 1929 in Park Ridge, Illinois. Marilyn is survived by her husband of 35 years Dieter, sons John of Moab, Utah, David of Chicago, IL, Scott (Karen) St. Charles, IL and Mark (Caroline) Las Vegas, NV, 4 grandchildren, and brother, Richard (Lucinda) Frey.
After earning a second degree and MBA in English, Marilyn taught freshman level English at Libertyville High School, Libertyville, Ill. for 25 years. An avid reader, golfer, trivia and puzzle enthusiast Marilyn was a life-long fan of the Cubs and Bears. She will be forever loved and missed by the many she touched. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are made to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation or World Vision International.