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Dave Edward Friedel

May 22, 1961 March 27, 2019
Dave Edward Friedel
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Obituary for Dave Edward Friedel

David Edward Friedel was born on May 22, 1961 in Windsor, Ontario to the late Edward Friedel and the late Donna Friedel. And went to his eternal home on March 27, 2019.

Dave was a Wolverine H-D Employee, MSF/Harley-Davidson Riding Academy Rider Coach, Wolverine HOG Chapter and Road Crew Member. His biggest passions in life were riding and his family.

He is survived by his beautiful wife of 38 years, Sue. His children : Sara Thorpe (Bryan) and Matthew “Bubba” (Sarah). His best girl and granddaughter Lina. Siblings : Nancy and Phil (Barb). Brothers in law : Mark Labancz and Bill Lipski. His nieces and nephews: Taylor Tonniges, Joshua Friedel, Zachary Friedel, and McKenna Friedel.

Dave also leaves behind all his friends, his Harley brothers and sisters, and all of Sara & Matthew’s friends who called him “Dad”.

Dave was predeceased by his parents, sister Beverly, and his in-laws, Bill & Gerry Labancz.

Please wear your Harley-Davidson T-shirt and jeans to the viewing and funeral.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a memorial gift in Dave's name to the Fisher House Foundation at


Tuesday, April 2nd, 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lee-Ellena Funeral Home
46530 Romeo Plank Road
Macomb, Mi, 48044
Chapter Walk Through at 6:30 pm


Wednesday, April 3rd, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Immanuel Lutheran Church
47120 Romeo Plank Road
Macomb, Mi, 48044

Road Crew escorted procession immediately after

Interment at Resurrection Cemetery
18201 Clinton River Road
Clinton Township, MI, 48038

Another Biker Who Has Gone Home

I’’m sorry, friends, that I can’’t be with you here today.
If you’’re all gathered reading this, it means I’’ve passed away.
But if I were there I’’d tell you not to shed a tear or frown.
I’’d tell you just to simply say, “Another Biker has gone home.

If I were there I’’d tell you I have no more pain or strife,
That I loved my friends and family, and I had a wonderful life.
If I were there, I’’d tell you how I loved the small blue highways,
I loved the curving mountain roads, and I loved to ride the back-road byways.

I loved to be “in the wind”. I loved when that engine rumbled,
And the biker friends who rode with me would help me when I stumbled.
You are amongst my dearest friends, brothers and sisters of the road,
We’’ve traveled many miles together; shared many heavy loads.

If I could be there with you, we’’d laugh and share memories from our past,
And this gathering would be just one more tale, another story, not our last.
But today I can’’t be with you, except in heart and memory stores.
So you’’ll have to laugh, remember the past, and then let you engines roar!
Please smile and do not shed a tear, wipe away that silly frown,
I’’m off upon that final ride, another Biker who has gone home.

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2:00 PM 4/2/2019 2:00:00 PM - 9:00 PM 4/2/2019 9:00:00 PM
Lee-Ellena Funeral Home

46530 Romeo Plank Rd
Macomb, MI 48044

Lee-Ellena Funeral Home
46530 Romeo Plank Rd Macomb 48044 MI
United States

Funeral Service




11:00 AM 4/3/2019 11:00:00 AM
Immanuel Lutheran Church

47120 Romeo Plank
Macomb, MI 48044

Instate, or gathering time, 10:00AM

Immanuel Lutheran Church
47120 Romeo Plank Macomb 48044 MI
United States

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