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Von Eschen, Freda Carroll ("Carol")(Smith) Bain (1939-2021)


Posted By: Denise Wurner (email)
Date: 7/10/2021 at 19:29:44

Name of deceased: Freda Carroll "Carol" Von Eschen (nee Smith)

Aged: 82 yrs, 2 mo, 11 days

Residence: Shelby, Shelby County, IA

Born: April 14, 1939; Coin, Page County, IA

Died: June 25, 2021; CHI Health Mercy Hospital, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, IA

Funeral services: Thursday, July 1, 2021; First Presbyterian Church, Shelby, IA; inurnment was in the Shelby Cemetery, Shelby, IA

Survived by: Husband of 45 years, Del Von Eschen of Shelby, IA; children, Danny Bain of Shelby, IA, Garvin (spouse, Melissa) Bain of Sioux Falls, SD, Tim (spouse, Cheryl) Bain of Hancock, IA, Deb (spouse, Barry) Lawson of Olathe, KS, Lori (spouse, Roger) Loerch of Ruskin, FL, and Don (spouse, Connie) Von Eschen of Avoca, IA; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; other family members and friends

Predeceased by: Parents, Fred and Nettie (Jackson) Smith; brother, Ed Smith; sister, Vida Williams

Education: Attended Coin (IA) public schools and graduated with the Class of 1957

Religious affiliation: Member, First Presbyterian Church, Shelby, IA

Military service: n/a

Marriages: (1) Dana A. Bain; date and location not provided. They later divorced. (2) Delmar Lee Von Eschen; May 29, 1976; Methodist Church, Shelby, Shelby County, IA

Employment: After moving to Shelby, IA, Carol worked as a Northwestern Bell telephone switch operator and later as a lineman. After marrying Del, they farmed.

Hobbies/Interests: Longtime member, Women’s Federated Club of Shelby, IA; a vey talented seamstress and quilter, her creations included suits, wedding dresses, general clothing and furniture upholstery; wonderful cook and baker; served as an EMT with the Shelby Volunteer Fire Department for many years; was also an excellent marksman and successful hunter

Sources: harlanonline.com; kjan.com; burmeisterjohannsen.com


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