Alma S. Friedrich

A funeral service was held on March 26 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Grafton for Alma S. Friedrich (nee Behling) of Grafton. Alma died on Friday, March 23, 2007 at the age of 91. The Rev. Kenton Wendorf officiated the funeral service. Visitation was held at the church prior to the service and interment took place at Graceland Cemetery in Milwaukee. Mueller Funeral Home in Grafton served the family.

Alma was born on May 13, 1915 in Milwaukee, daughter of Frank and Bertha (nee Lauterbach) Behling. On Jan. 18, 1941, she married Elroy Friedrich in Milwaukee. Their marriage was blessed with three daughters.

Alma worked for the Sprague Company in Grafton as a secretary for many years. She was also a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Grafton since 1956. Alma enjoyed playing sheepshead, bingo, knitting, crocheting and spending time at the Grafton Senior Center. Alma loved watching the Milwaukee Brewers every chance she could, but her true love was spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Alma is survived by her children Joanne Bulgrin, Karen (William) Kraus and Darlene (Leonard) Hahn; grandchildren Michael Bulgrin, Gillian (Michael) Rakow, Kimberly (Jeffrey) Cohen, Lisa (Gregory) Million, Leanne (David) Schumacher and Jeffrey (Roberta) Hahn; great-grandchildren Alexis, Megan, Noah, Amanda, Jacob, Jonathan, Molly, Andrew, Connor and Emma; and sister Florence Behling. She is further survived by other relatives and friends.

Alma was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Elroy Friedrich; and her son-in-law Thomas Bulgrin.

Memorials to St. Paul Lutheran Church in Grafton or the Grafton Senior Center are appreciated. For online condolences, please visit