Delphin John Freund

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Delphin John Freund

Birth
Minnesota, USA
Death 8 Mar 2011 (aged 77)
Adams, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Austin, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 66722542 · View Source
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Delphin Freund
Date Of Birth: June 22, 1933
Date Of Death: March 8, 2011
Delphin John Freund, age 77, of Austin, passed away Tuesday evening, March 8, 2011 at the Adams Healthcare Center.

Del was born June 22, 1933 in Johnsburg, Minnesota to Isidore and Katherine (Klapperich) Freund. He spent his youth in Johnsburg, attending St. John the Baptist Catholic School and working in his parent's general store. He attended high school in Adams, Minnesota and graduated in 1951. Del enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1953 and served in the Korean War in Okinawa for two years.
On October 4, 1955, he was joined in marriage to his high school sweetheart, Phyllis Rech, at Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Austin. Del worked for the Golden Dairy for 15 years. In 1968, he became an agent with American Family Insurance where he worked until his retirement in 1998 after experiencing a hemorrhagic stroke. He was a longtime member of St. Edward's Catholic Church where he served as a lector and communion minister for many years. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, American Legion, and Moose Lodge.
Del was an avid baseball enthusiast and played first base on his high school team. After graduation he continued to play ball with the Johnsburg Johnnies. In later years, his interest turned to following the Twins. He visited the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, on one of his many visits across the country with his wife. He also participated in the Boston Red Sox Baseball Fantasy Camp in Fort Myers, Florida when he was 62.
Del loved dancing, playing cards, and camping with family and friends. He especially enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He traveled across Wisconsin, Iowa, and Minnesota to attend athletic and performance events of his grandchildren. A side trip to a casino for a few hands of black jack was usually on the itinerary as well. Del and Phyllis went on many casino junkets with their camper.
Survivors include his wife, Phyllis, Austin; children, Jean (Rod) McDermott, Austin, Lori (Doug) Dahl, North Aurora, IL, Dale (Sally) Freund, Cottage Grove, WI, Renee (Don) Simmons, Marion, IA, Peggy (Larry) Besser, Sauk Rapids; nine grandchildren; four great grandchildren; sisters, Ardella Dahle, Placerville, CA, Lucille (Kenneth) Blaser, Osage, IA, Virginia (Dean) Elliot, Adams, Bertilla Noble, Cedar Rapids, IA, Mary Orth, Pine River, Angela Smith, Cedar Rapids, IA; brothers, John (Jeanne) Freund, Winona, Raphael (Ruth) Freund, Johnsburg; many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Isidore and Katherine Freund; sister, Lucina Blaser; brothers-in-law, Don "Butch" Smith, Larry Orth, Howard Dahle, and Harlan Rech.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11:00 am on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at St. Edward's Catholic Church with Father Joe Fogal officiating. There will be a 6:30 pm wake service on Friday at Mayer Funeral Home where friends may call from 4-7 pm and also one hour before the service at the church on Saturday. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post #91.
Memorials are preferred to St. Edward's Catholic Church or the Adams Healthcare Center.



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  • Originally Created by: Dave Weiss
  • Added: 9 Mar 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 66722542
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Delphin John Freund (22 Jun 1933–8 Mar 2011), Find a Grave Memorial no. 66722542, citing Calvary Cemetery, Austin, Mower County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .