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Obituary ~ Michael R. Freeden
September 15, 1958 - March 15, 2016

The Clera Lake Mirror-Reporter
Clear Lake, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa
March 22, 2016

Michael R. Freeden, 57, of Clear Lake, IA, died on Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at Mercy Medical Center West Lakes in West Des Moines, IA. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 AM on Monday, March 21, 2016, at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Avenue Mason City, with Pastor Jeni Bohls of St. James Lutheran Church and Pastor Rich Murray with Opportunity Village officiating. Inurnment will take place in Elmwood-St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Opportunity Village, 1200 N 9th Street West, Clear Lake, IA 50428.

Michael was born September 15, 1958, in Mason City, the son of Robert C. and Marlene (Byl) Freeden. Michael lived at the Village for the past several years working at various jobs there, where he always continued to learn. He enjoyed watching almost all sports and cheering on the Green Bay Packers and other favorite teams. But best of all, he enjoyed visiting and interacting with friends, family and his Opportunity Village family. Michael had a strong faith and was a member of St. James Lutheran Church in Mason City.

Michael is survived by 2 aunts: Marie Whipple of Rock Falls, IA and Linda Hoblit and husband John of West Union, IA; cousins: Carlene Gonnerman of Mason City, Robert Whipple of Rock Falls, and Lee Whipple of Waseca, MN and their families. He is also survived by extended family, many friends and care providers.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his grandparents: Carl and Matilda Freeden and John and Emily Byl; and uncle: Lon Whipple.

Arrangements are with Major Erickson Funeral Home & Crematory, Mason City.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, February of 2017



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