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 Leslie John Freed

Leslie John Freed

Bethesda, Page County, Iowa, USA
Death 31 Oct 2012 (aged 85)
Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa, USA
Burial Page County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 100330839 · View Source
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Leslie Freed, age 85, of rural Clarinda, Iowa, entered into rest Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at University of Iowa Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa.

Leslie John Freed, son of Caleb John and Minnie Rachel (Johnson) Freed was born September 23, 1927 near Bethesda, Iowa.

He attended Hillcrest Country School and graduated from Essex High School.

Leslie served in the United States Marines Corp during the Korean Conflict.

He was united in marriage to ConaMara Pollert on Valentine's Day 1954 at Rose Hill Church near Clarinda. They were blessed with four children, Michael, Marvin, Edgar and Melanie.

Leslie was a life long farmer. He was born and raised on the family farm and lived there his whole life with the exception of serving in the military.

In addition to farming, Leslie also worked at the Shenandoah Sale Barn and read meters for the Rural Electric Company.

He was an active member of the Bethesda Lutheran Church where he served in many capacities.

Leslie was also very active in the community, serving as a 4-H leader for many years, delivering meals on wheels, and was very generous with his time helping out many neighbors.

He enjoyed spending time with his kids and grandkids. He spent endless hours watching their ball games. This was an activity that he continued to do and enjoy the rest of his life.

Preceding Leslie in death were his parents and sister, Lorene Nelson.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of fifty eight years, ConaMara Freed of Clarinda, Iowa; sons, Michael and wife Sheila of Essex, Iowa, Marvin and wife Ruth of Shenandoah, Iowa, Edgar and wife Nicole of Dubuque, Iowa; daughter, Melanie and husband Reggie Drake of Wilton, Iowa; twelve grandchildren, (Mike and Sheila's children) Jennifer and husband Jeremiah Buttercase, Jamie and Jill, (Marvin and Ruth's children), Jonathan, Tim and wife Kathryn, (Ed and Nicole's children) Benjamin, Maria and Caroline, (Melanie and Reggie's children), Javin, Kortney, Kelsey and Kinsey Drake; two great grandchildren, Alisha and Cole Buttercase; sister, Elaine Royer and husband Wayne of Longmont, Colorado; nieces; nephews; and many friends.

Leslie was a kind man who numbered his friends by his acquaintances. His memory will live on in the hearts of his loving family and friends. May God grant comfort and peace to those who mourn his passing.

Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa

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