FREED, Ray W. 1896-1977
FREED, BOCKES, WHEELER
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 5/11/2019 at 11:47:04
Ray Freed Rites in Reinbeck
Funeral services for Ray Freed, 80, were held Tuesday, March 1 at the United Methodist church in Reinbeck. Mr. Freed died at the Parkview Nursing Home in Reinbeck Saturday morning, February 26, 1977.
Rev. Aldreth V. Weigel officiated. Donald Schildroth sang "How Great Thou Art" and "Beyond the Sunset". He was accompanied by Mrs. Donald DeWolf. Pallbearers were Charles Slessor, Raymond Shoup, John Morrow, Dale Renner, Kenneth Moye and Wayne Rickert. Floral attendants were Mrs. Carol Fleming, Mrs. Dorothy Mulder and Mr. and Mrs. Donald Watson. Ronald Koch and Ron Mastian were ushers. Masonic rites were given at the church by Reinbeck Coin Lodge No. 394. Interment was in the Reinbeck cemetery. A graveside flag presentation was made by the Reinbeck American Legion Post 242. Friends and relatives returned to the church for a period of fellowship and refreshments.
Ray was born October 1, 1896, in Melrose township, Grundy county, Iowa, to B. F. and Barbara Ellen Bockes Freed. In May 1920 at Eldora he was united in marriage to Anna Wheeler. After their marriage they farmed near Whitten until 1944 when they moved to a farm near Reinbeck. He retired in April of 1966 and they moved into Reinbeck. His wife died December 15, 1973.
Mr. Freed was a member of the Reinbeck United Methodist church, a veteran of World War I, a member of World I Barracks, Grundy county, Reinbeck American Legion Post 242, Reinbeck Masonic Coin Lodge 394 and Eastern Star. A memorial fund has been established.
He is survived by two brothers, Lloyd of Grundy Center and Clarence of Sioux Falls, S. Dak., one sister, Mrs. Bessie Loverin of Conrad, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, two brothers and two sisters.
The Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 3 March 1977, pg 3
Grundy Obituaries maintained by Tammy D. Mount.
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