|Todd A. Friend, age 49 of Galesburg, Illinois died on Sunday, July 28, 2013 at OSF St. Mary Medical Center in Galesburg, Illinois.
He was born on January 18, 1964 in Galesburg, Illinois the son of Lester and Patricia McKeown Friend. He graduated from Galesburg High School in 1982. He married Annette L. Simpson on June 9, 1984 in St. Augustine, Illinois. She survives of Galesburg, Illinois.
Surviving are his children: Matt (Staci Lefler) Friend of Galesburg, Illinois and Ashley M. Friend of Keystone, Colorado and one granddaughter, Braylinn Patrick of Galesburg, Illinois. His parents survive: Lester and Helen Friend of Galesburg, Illinois and Patricia McKeown of Galesburg, Illinois. Also surviving are his sisters, Tammy (Joel) Ferguson of Indianapolis, Indiana and Lori (Brian) Elliott of Canton, Illinois. Many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins also survive. He was preceded in death by his grandparents.
He worked as a laborer for Krisher Seamless Gutters and for fifteen years as a technician for Four Seasons Pest Control.
He enjoyed fishing, woodworking and restoring cars.
A graveside memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, August 2, 2013 at the Henderson Cemetery, Henderson, Illinois. A fellowship will follow at the home of Lester and Helen Friend, 1945 Indiana Drive, Galesburg, Illinois. Memorials may be made to the family. Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home in Knoxville, Illinois is in charge of arrangements. On-line condolences and sympathy cards may be sent through www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhome.com.