Elizabeth and Robert B. Friedel, Union, announce the birth of a son, Blake Edward Friedel. Born Nov. 13, 2017, at Mercy Hospital St. Louis, he weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 21.25 inches long.

Grandparents are Daniel and Gail Harashe, St. Louis, Mary Shaw, Rosebud, and Robert O. and Noreen Friedel, Beaufort. Great-grandparents are Sally Evers, St. Louis, and Bettyjean Friedel, Washington.