Frances P. Friedman

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Frances P. Friedman

85, passed away August 10, 2014. Born Frances Ruth Prinz January 14, 1929, the daughter of East European immigrants, Frances grew up in New York City and in her fondness for it, remained a New Yorker all her life.

She made her own emigration to the Midwest in the early 1950's. She and her husband Bernard Friedman enjoyed life in Bloomington, IN and IU, where Frances earned a BA and Bernard a PhD. Bernard's first faculty position took them north to Bemidji, MN. They returned to Indiana in 1961 when Bernard joined the history faculty at what became IUPUI.

Frances was an assistant librarian at the Herron School of Art library. A truly avid reader, she was always well informed on cultural and political news. She had a great appreciation for beauty in art, architecture, design and nature. Above all she was a loving wife, mother, and caring friend. Her grandchildren were a special joy to her.

Frances is survived by her husband, Bernard Friedman; daughter, Amy Friedman; son, William Friedman; grandchildren, Samuel and Rebecca Russell, and Maxwell and Benjamin Friedman. Memorial donations may be made to

A private gathering to remember her will be planned at a later date. Arrangements by Indiana Funeral Care and Crematory .

Funeral Home
Indiana Funeral Care
8147 Allisonville Rd Indianapolis, IN 46250
(317) 636-6464
Funeral Home Details
Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Aug. 14, 2014
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