Karl David Friedmann

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Rusty Tractor Vineyards
10 Rusty Tractor Ln, Little Rock, AR 72210
Little Rock, AR  72210
Thursday, July 18, 2024
5:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
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CARTI
8901 Carti Way
Little Rock, AR  72205

Karl David Friedmann

of Heber Springs, AR

February 20, 1960 - July 8, 2024

Karl D. Friedmann, 64, of Heber Springs, Arkansas, went to be with the Lord on July 8, 2024. Born on February 20, 1960, in Newport News, Virginia, Karl was the third son of Ralph Friedmann Jr. (RJ) and Myra Friedmann. He is survived by his sons, Jordan and George Friedmann, his wife Janet Owen, and his brothers Ralph III and his wife Suzanne, and Curt Friedmann. He is also survived by his former wife and close friend, Dottie Friedmann.

Karl's early years were marked by travels across the country and world including a stint in London, England, due to RJ's career. Eventually, Karl settled in the Chicago area before moving to Little Rock, Arkansas, where he joined his family in establishing and operating a successful nurse staffing business, InteliStaf. Here, he found his calling and thrived in the field of medical and professional staffing.

Karl cherished watching his boys grow into young men and was always there to support them and those around him. He shared his impressive cooking skills and was a constant source of wisdom and comfort. Following his retirement, Karl spent his summers at the lake, which inspired him to settle permanently in Heber Springs. There, he found joy in remodeling his house and tending to his impressive yard, plants, and flowers. He also loved traveling, often escaping the cold months by visiting Central and South America and the Caribbean, where he forged life-long friendships with people from around the world.

Karl had a remarkable gift for making everyone feel welcomed and a part of his life-his love knew no bounds. His kindness and warm-hearted nature were evident to all who met him. He lived his life according to one inspiring concept: Positive Mental Attitude (PMA), which will continue on forever. It was an honor to be in his presence, and he was always the life of any party.

The family acknowledges that cancer is a disease that affects everyone. Please make donations to CARTI of Arkansas in honor of Karl.

A Visitation will be held at Rusty Tractor Vineyards located at 10 Rusty Tractor Ln, Little Rock, AR 72210 on Thursday, July 18, 2024 from 5:30 to 8:00 PM.



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Paul and Linda Haynes
Quitman, AR
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Sunday, July 14, 2024

We are so sorry for the loss of Karl..
know this..he is at peace and with Jesus.

Ann Collier Frolich
SEATTLE, WA
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Saturday, July 13, 2024

Karl was an exceptional person. Kind, generous, and he and Jan made me feel like family in The DR. So many people will miss him .

Justin Laborde
Cary, NC
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Saturday, July 13, 2024

So sorry to hear if your father's passing. Our heartfelt condolences and we will be thinking kd you all and keeping you in our prayers.
Justin, Amanda and Family

Michael DAngelo
Palatine, IL
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Saturday, July 13, 2024

Karl and I grew up together in Barrington, Illinois. Although I haven't seen him close to 40 years now we always somehow kept in touch. RIP my dear old friend.

Cynthia Lowrance Grano
Wilton, CT
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Thursday, July 11, 2024

Alex and I send our heartfelt condolences to Karl’s family.

David Parham
Little Rock, AR
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Thursday, July 11, 2024

Karl was a great next door neighbor to me. We spent many happy hours on his deck in West LR, shooting the breeze and solving the world's problems. Very sorry to hear of his passing; my condolences to his family.

Kathy Dice
Wapello, IA
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Thursday, July 11, 2024

Karl was a kind and generous man. He and Jan made Venture Lane a warm and welcoming place. The world is less bright with his passing.

Dougie Young
Bowie, MD
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Thursday, July 11, 2024

My cousin Karl was a fun loving soul whose infectious smile and gut busting laughter made him a stand out. I was happy whenever we got together. He’s up there in heaven now with family entertaining the angels ! My heartfelt condolences and prayers are for the remaining RJ Jr families remembering Karl lovingly. Best wishes from my family and me. Doug Jr.

Sarah Young Thun-Hohenstein
London,
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Thursday, July 11, 2024

Karl was a much loved cousin. It was always such a pleasure to spend time with him at our family reunions. Warm, friendly, easygoing, kind and fun, my Christian and I will miss him. We will remember Karl with a smile and deep fondness. We send our heartfelt condolences to Karl’s family. May he rest in peace.

Perry Gooch
Heber Springs, AR
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Thursday, July 11, 2024

So sad to hear of Karl. He was a good neighbor with a good heart. We will miss seeing him walking Duke.

Ken Dice
Fort Worth, TX
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Thursday, July 11, 2024

Karl was a very kind soul, fun to be around, and very helpful for me and my family. He will be missed greatly.

B Kent Felty
Highlands Ranch, CO
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Thursday, July 11, 2024

RIP. We were friends and classmates in London. May his memory be a blessing.

Janelle Fureigh
Little Rock, AR
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Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Thinking of you, Jan, and your precious family. Wishing you peace.

Tina Rose
Fayetteville, AR
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Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Jan, I’m so sorry. you guys made such a great couple, and so fun to be around. praying for your comfort

Lisa Piccione
Roswell, GA
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Wednesday, July 10, 2024

I will miss Karl with all my heart.
Sending all my love and all my prayers.

Mehreen Atiq
Little Rock, AR
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Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Really saddened to hear of Carl passing away. He was a true gentleman. He will be missed. Praying for the strength for Jordan, George and rest of his family.
Atiqs

Omar Atiq
Little Rock, AR
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Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Our heartfelt condolences to the Friedmann family. It has been a privilege to know Karl, Dottie, Jordan and George.

Kemp Skokos
Little Tock, AR
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Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Karl was a good friend and I always enjoyed his company. He was always gracious, kind and courteous. He always seemed to be in a good mood and laughed easily. My family and I will miss him.

Terri Davis Lingle
Crystal Springs, MS
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Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Jan, I’m so sorry for your loss! Prayimg

KELLEY Glasco
SHERWOOD, AR
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Wednesday, July 10, 2024

What a wonderful person he was and he will be greatly missed by so many people. The world needs more people like Karl.

John Hetzel
Vernon Hills, IL
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Wednesday, July 10, 2024

My good friend Karl, may you now rest in peace. We had so many wonderful times together thru highschool and thereafter. You were one of a kind and a true original. I always admired your love of life’s adventures, whether it was working at Henri with me, going to Spring Break in college together, traveling for InteliStaf or vacations in exotic places, or simply turning LR upside down when I would visit! You were always a good man and father to your 2 sons. You will be missed my friend. God bless.

Bill Friedmann
Austin, TX
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Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Karl's visits to Panama were always filled with unforgettable stories. His zest for life was contagious, and the adventures we shared will remain treasured memories. As he reunites with my father, I can imagine the wonderful conversations they'll have. Karl's warmth and companionship will be deeply missed.

Paula and Ricky Dunn
Heber Springs, AR
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Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Our prayers and love are with you and the family. Know that we are here if there is anything you need. Love you, Jan.