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FREESEMAN, Evelyn 1914-1993

FREESEMAN, ARENDS, BEVING

Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 2/24/2019 at 18:37:10

Evelyn Freeseman

Evelyn Marguerite Arends Freeseman was born at Robertson, Iowa (near Ackley) on July 28, 1914, the daughter of Dirk and Anna Beving Arends. She passed away at Allen Memorial Hospital on July 1, 1993 after losing a short battle with cancer.

Evelyn and William Freeseman were united in marriage on February 12, 1934 at East Friesland Presbyterian Parsonage by Rev. F. W. Engelke. This union was blessed with six children, three sons; Gordon, Glenn and DeLaine and three daughters; Darlene, ImaJean and Evonita. She attended the country school near her home, Ackley High School and Iowa State Teachers College, now known as U.N.I. She taught at a rural school near Ackley and when her children were in school or out on their own she taught 7 1/2 years at a Parochial School in Charles City.

Except for 2 years in Black Hawk County, they spent most of their married life in Butler County farming and then being employed by a turkey grower for 27 years near Greene, bought the acreage on which they had been residing and operated a dairy farm.

They retired in November of 1977 and moved to Ackley. They sold their home in May of 1984 and made plans to move to Parkersburg when Wm. unexpectedly died 8 days later of a massive heart attack and Evelyn moved to Parkersburg in August 1984.

She was active in church work, having taught Sunday School and Bible School for many years. In recent years she led a Women's Prayer Fellowship Bible Study, attended another Bible Study class, was a member of a ladies church organization W.I.C. and had been a secretary and treasurer. She was a Charter member of Faith Presbyterian Church. She greatly enjoyed her hobbies of ceramics and traveling.

She is survived by six children, Gordon of Greene, Mrs. Ross (Darlene) Enabnit of Marble Rock, ImaJean Sellers of Charles City, Glenn Dale (Butch) of Allison, Evonita Keppler of Waterloo and DeLaine of Webster City; thirteen grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Arnold Arends of Wellsburg and Donald Arends of Ackley; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband in 1984, her sister, Mrs. Leonard Buss (Ruth) in 1986 and a nephew, Bruce Arends in 1963. Besides her family she is survived by special friends, Kathe Wichers and Henry and Meta Siemons, and many other friends and relatives.

She had been a member of Unity Presbyterian Church at Clarksville, First Presbyterian Church at Greene for many years, transferring to East Friesland at Ackley and became a charter member of Faith Presbyterian church at Ackley in 1982.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 3 at Faith Presbyterian Church with Rev. Tim Diehl officiating. Darlene Heetland, the organist accompanied the vocalists Wanda Fritz and Bernice Bangasser. Casket bearers were Kendall Enabnit, Michael Sellers, Rodney Freeseman, Randy Schultz, Ronald Arends and Louis Harken. Honorary casket bearers were Kevin Freeseman, Lance Freeseman, Brett Freeseman, Henry Siemons, Marvin Bushbaum, Brian Arends, Richard Siemons and Robert Siemons. Interment was in Oak Hill Cemetery in Parkersburg.

The Brandt-Fritz Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

--Ackley World-Journal (Ackley, Iowa), 8 July 1993, pg 4


 

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