Henry Freese

Henry Freese

Birth
Germany
Death 14 Apr 1934 (aged 79)
Ritzville, Adams County, Washington, USA
Burial Spokane, Spokane County, Washington, USA
Plot 32-FF-6
Memorial ID 128067276 · View Source
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Ritzville Journal-Times, Thursday, April 19, 1934, issue

Heart Attack Is Fatal To Pioneer

Henry Freese, 79, a resident of this locality since 1901, passed away suddenly Saturday noon at his farm home near Paha, the body being found in the yard when Mr. Freese
failed to come in for dinner. He had been doing some light chores, as was his custom, having found it difficult to give up his active life with advancing years. Death was attributed to heart failure.

The funeral was held from the Zion Congregational church Tuesday afternoon, and the edifice was crowded by more than 500 friends of the family. The service was conducted
by the pastor, the Rev. Morach, assisted by the Rev. Zocher of Olympia, former pastor here.

The floral tributes were particularly beautiful among them being wreaths from the Commercial club and the courthouse employees. The body was taken to Spokane by Mortician M. F. Haight for interment in the Fairmount cemetery, thr cortege being given an escort by O. S. Buehler of the state highway patrol.

Mr. Freese was a native of Germany, and was born at Westerkappeln on Oct. 22, 1854. He came to America in 1879 to St. Louis, Mo., moving to Tilden, Neb., in 1883. Here he was married in 1886 to Dina Redeker. They would have celeb-rated their golden wedding anniversary on Jan. 5, 1936.

Mr. Freese came to Adams county in 1901, and engaged in farming. He has always borne an excellent reputation as a citizen and a father, enjoying the esteem and friendship of
the community.

Surviving members of the family consist of the widow, Dina; three sons, Herman and George of Ritzville, and John of Harrington; three daughters, Ida and Helena at home and
Mrs. Fred Dettman of Connell; two brothers, Fred of Oklahoma and Arnold of Colorado, and
four grandchildren.


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