Vale Dr Carl Friedericks
Vale Dr Carl Friedericks

We are very sad to report the passing of Dr Carl Friedericks, one of UMN’s pioneers, who died on July 3 after a short illness. He was 94.Along with Bob and Bethel Fleming, Dr Carl and his wife Betty Anne established UMN in 1954. Dr Carl and Betty Anne set up the United Mission Hospital Tansen, and served there until 1986, when they retired. A man of vision and strong, practical faith, Dr Carl was an inspiration for all of us.
Here is a message from Betty Anne and the family:

To the UMN family and friends,

We are so grateful for the outpouring of love and concern during Carl’s illness with cancer in the last few weeks.

Carl W. Friedericks left us for his heavenly home with our Lord Jesus on Friday afternoon, July 3rd.

I thank and praise God for the privilege of being his wife for 70 very adventurous years. In this last adventure he has gone ahead of me. Some of his last words were “Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever. Jesus hasgone to prepare a place for all of us.”

Our prayers are with the Friedericks family as they remember this mighty man of God.

UMN founders Drs Bob and Bethel Fleming with Dr Carl.


United Mission Hospital Tansen, 1959

The first clinic in the Tansen bazaar, the “Haunted House”.

An early language class: From right – Carl & Betty Frierericks, Emma Eng, Ingeborg Skjerheim, Mary Cundy, and teacher Mr Kurial.  

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