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Heidi Lee Frie

September 25, 1971 - April 06, 2017

Prayer Service - Sunday

April 09, 2017
- 6:00 PM

Sts. Anne and Joachim Catholic Church, Fargo

Visitation - Sunday

April 09, 2017
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Sts. Anne and Joachim Catholic Church, Fargo

Funeral Mass - Monday

April 10, 2017
- 10:00 AM

Sts. Anne and Joachim Catholic Church, Fargo


Boulger Funeral Home

Heidi Lee Frie

September 25, 1971 - April 06, 2017


Heidi Lee Frie, 45, Horace, ND died Thursday, April 6, 2017, after a long courageous battle with ovarian cancer surrounded by her family.

Heidi was born on September 25, 1971 in Woodstock, IL to Gary and Teri Hedman. Heidi was raised in the suburbs of Chicago, IL and made the MN/ND area home in her late teenage years, eventually settling in the wonderful community of Horace. She graduated from high school in Kennedy MN. Heidi was united in marriage to Jeremy Frie on June 3, 1995 in Fargo, ND. Heidi earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from University of MN-Morris and her master’s degree in counseling from MN State University, Moorhead. Most recently, Heidi worked at Concordia College in Moorhead as the Director of the Academic Enhancement Writing Center. She also worked as a Counselor at North Dakota State University, a Case Manager at Southeast Human Services, Director and Volunteer Coordinator at FirstLink and an Intensive In-Home Family Therapist with Norman County, Ada, MN.

Heidi had a love for gardening, spending time at the lake, quilting, and all things associated with spending time with her children and their numerous activities. Heidi loved everything dealing with nature. She taught her children to appreciate simple things and not to take them for granted. If there was a chance to see the northern lights, a shooting star, or a meteor shower, you could count on Heidi waking the kids in the middle of the night to go outside and take a peek. She rarely missed an opportunity to show her family her love for things like that. Heidi was the best at taking time out of the busy schedule to enjoy and appreciate the beauty of life.

Heidi’s passion was helping others. She dedicated her entire professional career to helping people. Heidi was instrumental in helping with the coordination of the volunteer effort during the flood of 97’ in Fargo through FirstLink. Her real passion at work involved helping college students reach their goals. This fall, Heidi and Jeremy developed the Heidi Frie Memorial Student Success Award at Concordia College. Gifts donated to this fund will go to help students who demonstrate academic progress during their first academic year, show excellent promise, and have a strong likelihood of completing their degree program at Concordia. This is a unique award as it recognizes progress. While there are many scholarships that recognize academic achievements prior to entering college, there are none that recognize and reward students for academic progress during their most difficult year of college, their first year. That’s what Heidi was all about-helping students improve and reach their goals. Memorials may be made on behalf of Heidi to the Heidi Frie Memorial Student Success Award, Concordia College Office of Advancement, 901 8th St. S, Moorhead, MN, 56562.

Heidi is survived by her husband, Jeremy; and children, Anna and Sawyer at home; her parents Teri (Fred) Zweifel and Gary (Renee) Hedman; and, brother Aaron (Nicholle) Hedman; sister Holly (Shon) Fandrich; in-laws Bernard and Helen Frie; step sisters Ali (Travis) Pearce and Liz Murray (Peter Cannon); step brother, Greg (Karolyn) Zweifel; step sister, Kim (Stan) Smith; grandparent Erma Raney; nephews Gunnar, Garrett, Cole, Damien, Joel and Ian; nieces Sierra, Ella and Camieo.

She was preceded in death by her baby brother Chad.

We would like to thank the Roger Maris Cancer Center and the Mayo Clinic for nearly six years of outstanding care for Heidi. We would also like to thank JPII Catholic Schools, Dakota Medical Foundation/Lend-A-Hand and the Heidi Frie Benefit Committee and all of our friends and family who have helped us along this journey. A special thanks to Hospice of the Red River Valley for the great care of Heidi over the course of the last few months.

Visitation: 4:30-6:00 PM Sunday, April 9, 2017 at Sts. Anne and Joachim Catholic Church with a prayer service at 6:00 PM.

Funeral Mass: 10:00 AM Monday, April 10, 2017 with visitation one hour before funeral.


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19 responses to “Heidi Lee Frie”

  1. Donna Nalewaja says:

    To Jeremy and Family: my deepest sympathy on your loss of Heidi. Her beautiful smile and sparkling personality will never be forgotten. She is at peace at last. Sincerely, Donna Nalewaja

  2. Sue Bruggeman says:

    Doug and I often sat behind you in church…Sundays during the summer at St Leonard’s in Pelican Rapids. A Facebook friend shared a tribute to Heidi last night and I immediately recognized all of you from church. Although we never shared names, we enjoyed smiles and fellowship in celebrating the mass. We had no idea the journey that your family was enduring…we hold you close to our hearts and in prayer as you navigate the days and months ahead. May you feel the loving hand of God through all the people embracing you.
    Sending love, prayers and hugs from Pelican Rapids…
    Sue and Doug Bruggeman

  3. Ginger Ostlund says:

    My heart aches for you all.

  4. Amy Sannes says:

    My heart aches for you Jeremy, Anna, and Sawyer. May your memories of all the beautiful moments you had with Heidi comfort you at this difficult time. She was so loved by so many.

  5. Darcy Knutson Kragness says:

    My sympathies and prayers to Heidi’s family and friends. I worked with Heidi at FirstLink and will always remember her heart warming and positive attitude and her beautiful smile!

  6. Paul and Kara Fladland says:

    Just finished watching the video tribute. What an amazing life with so many wonderful memories! Love you Jeremy, Anna, and Sawyer!

  7. Chet and Karen Johnson says:

    To Teri, Fred, Jeremy and family:
    Karen and I were deeply saddened to see that Heidi has passed away. We remember her as being so fun loving, beautiful, a wonderful person, and so much more. Though we haven’t seen you all for a while, we haven’t forgotten the times we spent together. Our deepest sympathy to your family.
    Chet and Karen Johnson

  8. Jason Turn says:

    A loving caring person always. One year older I high school

  9. Scott Stein says:

    Our prayers are with you and your family.

  10. Jill and Willie Seiler says:

    Willie and I are sending our prayers to you and your entire family.

  11. Amy Hedman says:

    Such a beautiful soul~may she rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  12. Connor Hedman says:

    So sorry about Heidi. She is in my prayers.

  13. Brian sieben says:

    Jeremy. My deepest sympathies. May Heidi Rest In Peace

  14. Joel Hanson says:

    Jeremy, Anna, Sawyer-
    What a beautiful video tribute to Heidi… an amazing person, both inside and out. She always had a smile on her face (as evidenced by each picture in this video) and a kind word for those around her. Truly enjoyed working with her and the priceless friendship that evolved over the years. Thoughts and prayers for your entire family.

  15. Tom Dubbels says:

    My thoughts and prayers go out to Jeremy, Anna, and Sawyer. Heidi was such a positive person and always a ray of sunshine in life. She will be missed greatly but never forgotten.

  16. Matt and Tiffany Foss says:

    Jeremy & Family: We are so sorry for the loss of Heidi. Thoughts and prayers to you, the kids and your families during this difficult time.

  17. Kristie Myers says:

    My deepest sympathy to Heidi’s family and loved ones. I think of her every time I go to Roger Maris for a treatment. Her strength was incredible and it inspires me so much. Heidi will be missed by so many.

  18. Ron Truax says:

    I am terribly sorry for your loss. May the Lord comfort you and your family in the days ahead. Peace be with you my friend.

  19. Jessica Warzecka says:

    Heidi was always the happiest and sweetest person to see around campus. She was a ray of sunshine who could brighten anyone’s day. She will be missed very much here at Concordia. Keeping your family in my prayers.

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