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 John Herman “Jack” Freking

John Herman “Jack” Freking

Oyens, Plymouth County, Iowa, USA
Death 2 Nov 1959 (aged 56)
Remsen, Plymouth County, Iowa, USA
Burial Remsen, Plymouth County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 77699119 · View Source
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Published in Le Mars Globe Post (Nov. 2, 1959):

Remsen Man Dies Suddenly

Sheriff Frank Scholer and Coroner S. H. Luken were called this morning by a Remsen doctor who said a coroner was needed. They were called to the farm of John H. (Jack) Freking one-half mile north of Remsen, where they found the body of the owner. Members of the family ascribed Mr. Freking's death to a lingering sickness.

Deceased was 50 years old and had been in poor health for some time, and mentally depressed. He had been to church at 8:00 a.m.

Coroner Luken ruled out the possibility of foul play. Remains were taken to the Fisch Funeral home. Friends may call there from Tuesday evening until service time.

Mr. Freking was born July 28, 1903, at Oyens, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Casper Freking.

He was married to Mary Waldschmidt on June 19, 1935, at St. Mary's Remsen.

Funeral services will be at Thursday at St. Mary's, with burial in the parish cemetery. Fisch funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include the widow; a son, Ronald, a student at college in Salt Lake City; four daughters, Sister Veronica at Mt. St. Francis, Dubuque, and Carole Jean, Betty Lou, and Rose Ann at home.

He is survived by four brothers, Joseph H. of Remsen and Bernard, Gregg, and Leo of Le Mars; four sisters, Caroline of Le Mars, Mrs. Leo Haverkamp of Fort Dodge, and Mrs. Ray Waldschmidt and Mrs. Lyle Bohmenkamp of Remsen.

Deceased was a member of the Knights of Columbus, and that group will pray the rosary on Wednesday evening.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 77699119
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Herman “Jack” Freking (28 Jul 1903–2 Nov 1959), Find A Grave Memorial no. 77699119, citing Saint Marys Cemetery, Remsen, Plymouth County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Bill Bates (contributor 47623045) .