We regret to inform you of the death of Laurena A. Friedel, wife of Retired Sergeant Francis P. Friedel, Jr., on April 4, 2013.  Arrangements have been made with Pritts Funeral Home & Chapel, P.A., 412 Washington Road, Westminster, Maryland 21157, Phone: 410-848-7533.  Viewings will be held on Friday, April 12, 2013 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM and again from 7:00 – 9:00 PM.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 12:00 PM at St John's Catholic Church, 43 Monroe St, Westminster, MD 21157.    Please keep the Friedel family in your thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. 

The following obituary information has been reprinted from the Pritts Funeral Home website.

Laurena Anne "Laurie" Friedel, 50, of Westminster died Thursday, April 4, 2012 at Carroll Hospital Center.

Born April 23, 1962 in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of the late Raymond Hostetter and Florence Matthews Digman and step-daughter of the late Howard Digman. She was the wife of Francis Friedel, Jr., her husband of 27 years.

She was an instructional aide at Westminster High School and a member of St. John Catholic Church. She enjoyed her time as a Girl Scout leader, beading, decorating cakes and volunteering with Maryland Troopers Association Lodge 20.

Surviving in addition to her husband are children Connie Friedel and fiance' Philip Gruentzel and Francis Paul Friedel, III all of Westminster; siblings and spouses Tamara Richer and husband Randy and Raymond Hostetter and wife Debbie all of Edgewater.

The family will receive friends on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm at Pritts Funeral Home & Chapel, 412 Washington Rd., Westminster.

A Mass of Christian Burial will held on Saturday at 12 Noon at St. John Catholic Church, 43 Monroe St., Westminster with Father Jaime Garcia officiating. Interment will be in Meadow Branch Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Troopers of Carroll County Caring for Kids, c/o MTA Lodge 20, Westminster Barrack or The Association for Fronto Temporal Degeneration, Radnor Station Building 2, Suite 320, 290 King of Prussia Road, Radnor, PA 19087 (www.theAFTD.org). 

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