In memory of

Frances Freeman

October 3, 1925 - June 9, 2019
From: Sac City, IA
Frances Freeman

Frances Freeman

Born: October 3, 1925
Died: June 9, 2019
Age: 93
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   Frances Freeman, age 93 of Sac City, IA, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, June 9, 2019. Frances Henrietta Freeman was born on October 3, 1925, in Calhoun County, IA, to Louis and Marcella (Stratmann) Wiegand.  She was baptized in the Catholic Church on November 8, 1925, and confirmed her faith on May 19, 1938.   Frances lived in Lytton, IA, until the age of five and then grew up in Sac County where she attended elementary school at Jackson #5 and graduated from Sac Public Schools.  She continued her education at St. Anthony School of Nursing in Carroll, IA.

   On May 27, 1948, Frances was united in marriage to DeVon Freeman in Sac City.  This union was blessed with four children: Beth, John, Joan and Richard.  Frances worked as a nurse for many years.  She started her career at Porath Hospital in Storm Lake, IA, where she worked from 1946 to 1948.  After that, she worked at Loring Hospital from 1948 to 1966 and then finished her nursing career at Park View Manor in Sac City from 1968 to 1972.

   Frances was very involved in her church.  She enjoyed painting, sewing, crafting and gardening.  She was always there for her family with love and support and seeing her grandchildren always brightened her day.  Frances was a wonderful person that will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

   Those left to cherish her memory include her children: Beth Frank of Armstrong, IA, John (Cinthia) Freeman of Dubuque, IA, Joan Day of Des Moines, IA, and Richard Freeman of Storm Lake, IA; grandchildren: Heidi (Shawn) Engeman, Colin Frank, Andrew (Amanda) Freeman and Kayla Settje; great grandchildren: Isaac, Shantel and Jackson Engeman, David Frank, Hannah Frank, Emilia, Wyatt, Samuel and Owen Freeman and Cameron McKee; sister Marie (Gerhard) Ausborn of Sac City, IA; many extended family members and friends.

    Frances was preceded in death by her parents; husband DeVon; brother Carroll Wiegand; grandsons: Benjamin J. Frank and Evan Freeman; and great-grandson Benjamin D. Frank.





Mass Of The Christian Burial
11:00 a.m., Saturday
June 15, 2019
St. Mary's Catholic Church
Sac City, Iowa
Father Joe Dillinger
Deacon Butch Stone
There will be no visitation.
Oakland Cemetery
Sac City, Iowa


Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 4:40 PM
“Sending prayers to all of the family. Your mom was the most amazing great aunt. She always was checking on my grandparents. She put others before self. I got to stop and visit with her on a couple trips back to Iowa and she always had that smile and stories to share. I enjoyed her hand-written Christmas cards and will miss our chats but will always hold a special place for her in my heart. ”
- LeAnn J. Millar
Monday, June 17, 2019 at 11:12 AM
“Your mother was such a sweet lady. Thinking of you all”
- Rose Baker Harjes
Monday, June 17, 2019 at 11:12 AM
“John and family—my sincere sympathy on the loss of your Mother. May find memories help you through this difficult time. Kath Bill ”
- Kath Bill
Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 9:14 AM
“Beth, you have my deepest sympathy in the loss of your mom.”
- LaVon Goodrich
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 4:24 PM
“francis was a really very very wonderful person may she rest in peace
- charlie "tuna" schnirring
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 4:24 PM
“May the love your mom had for you and your memories of her bring you peace during this difficult time. ”
- Teresa (Page) Mahler
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 4:24 PM
“Prayers for Fran and all her family....she was such a special lady ...worked with her many times at church functions and really enjoyed her company
- Cindy WIlliams
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 4:24 PM
“Beth, John, Joan, and Rick--My deepest sympathy in the loss of your dear, sweet mother. I remember playing at your house when we were neighbors growing up on 9th Street, and your mother would make orange Kool-Aid and frosted graham crackers for us! What a treat! She was such a caring, beautiful lady--inside and out. Of course there are also special memories of rides in the "ol'hoopie" with your dad! Blessings to you as you grieve your loss, but find comfort in knowing the wonderful life Frances lived, and find peace knowing that you will one day be reunited in a heavenly home.”
- Marilyn Ninneman Buehler
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 4:24 PM
“I have many happy memories of Aunt Fran. She always had a smile and welcomed our visits. Beth, John, Joan and Rick are her pride and joy. I know she is in a blessed place now with Uncle DeVon and smiling.”
- LuAnn Irby
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 10:09 AM
“My heart and prayers are with you Beth. John, Joan and Rich. She was a beautiful beautiful woman with a bright soul. God bless you. May flights of Angels take her to her rest.”
- Lin Mandernach
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 10:09 AM
“So sorry to hear of Frannie's passing. She was such a wonderful and caring lady. Hold your memories close. Praying for all of you. ”
- Lorri Mandernach Thomsen
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