Raphael Henry “Ray” Freund

Raphael Henry “Ray” Freund

Birth
Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa, USA
Death 17 Nov 2016 (aged 78)
Austin, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Johnsburg, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 172867138 · View Source
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Raphael H. “Ray” Freund, 78 of Austin, formerly of Adams, Minnesota, died Thursday, November 17, 2016 at St. Marks Living in Austin.

Raphael Henry Freund was born July 6, 1938 at Osage, Iowa, the son of Isidore and Catherine (Klapperich) Freund. He graduated from Adams High School in 1956 and served in the National Guard. Ray married Ruth Ann Wencl on May 9, 1964 at the Litomysl Catholic Church. Ray was a glazier and worked for the Glass Shop of Austin, Smitty’s Glass and Lock of Albert Lea and Harmon Glass in Minneapolis. He did commercial glass installations at the Excel Center, Underwater World at the Mall of America and IKEA in the metro area.

Ray was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Johnsburg, MN, Catholic Aid, the Eagles, Adams American Legion Post #146 and the Painters and Allied Trades Union. He enjoyed woodworking, hunting, fishing and spending quality time with his children and grandchildren. He loved listening to music and singing. Ray enjoyed grilling, picnics and his German heritage, including brats and beer.

He was preceded in death by siblings, Lucina Blaser, Del Freund, Virginia Elliott, brothers and sisters-in-law, Howard Dahle, Gervis Blaser, Kenny Blaser, Dean Elliott, Larry Orth, Donald Smith and John Wencl.

Raphael is survived by his wife, Ruth Freund, Austin; children: Rose (Ron) DeVries, Hollandale, MN, Randy (Laura) Freund, Adams, MN, Rick (Tracy) Freund, Superior, WI, Ron (Linda) Freund, Circle Pines, MN, Roger Freund, Moundsview, MN, Roy (Denise) Freund, Spring Valley, MN, Ryan Freund, Osage, IA; 13 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; sisters: Ardella Dahle, Placerville, CA, Lucille Blaser, Osage, IA, Bertilla Noble, Cedar Rapids, IA, Mary Orth, Backus, MN, Angela Smith, Cedar Rapids, IA; brother and sister-in-law: John and Jeanne Freund, Caledonia, MN; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Phyllis Freund, Austin, MN, Rita and Walt Miller, Fountain Hills, AZ, Larry and Phyllis Wencl, Owatonna, MN, John and Diane Chmelik, Owatonna, MN; nieces and nephews.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 AM on Monday, November 21that St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Johnsburg, MN with Father Swaminatha Pothireddy officiating. Interment will be in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery with Adams Post #146 in charge of military honors. A rosary service will be held at 4:00 PM Sunday at the Adams Funeral Home, where visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 PM on Sunday and at the church for one hour before the service on Monday.


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  • Created by: Janet Stephenson
  • Added: 17 Nov 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 172867138
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Raphael Henry “Ray” Freund (6 Jul 1938–17 Nov 2016), Find A Grave Memorial no. 172867138, citing Saint Johns Cemetery, Johnsburg, Mower County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Janet Stephenson (contributor 46853083) .