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Senior Crew Spotlight: Jerry Friesen

Our ReStore Senior Crew volunteers (though not all ‘actual’ seniors) are dedicated volunteers that spend at least one shift a week volunteering in a number of ways. Jerry Friesen is no exception. For over 9 years, Jerry has spent both Thursday and Friday afternoons at the ReStore. Jerry works in the tool department as well as offers help and a friendly face to customers day in and day out! Learn more about Jerry:

Tell us a little about your background:

Born in 1934 in Mankato, Minnesota. Moved to Duluth to Minneapolis and finally to Menasha in 1938. Attended grade school and high school in Menasha, graduating in 1952.

What made you decide to volunteer with Habitat?

After retiring in 1997, I had spare time to fill up. I like to work with people and Habitat sounded like a good thing to be involved with. I thought my skills in woodworking could be duly put to good use.

When not volunteering with Habitat, what do you do?

Seasonal sports, golf and bowling.

What do you enjoy most about Habitat?

It’s a good organization and the people are fun to work with

What is something that might surprise those with whom you volunteer?

Played on the 1960 and 1961 gold team with the 3rd Army Division.

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