Freda was a 1935 graduate of Peru High School and moved to Roann in 1959. Freda loved music. She was a song writer and a poet. She wrote a collection of poems entitled, "Freda's Filosophies" and wrote the song "Lazy Mississinewa". She was a member of the Roann United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir and taught Sunday school for many years and was also a member of the United Methodist Women. She had been a charter member of the Peru Church of the Nazarene.