In memory of

Vesta Ann Freese

August 19, 1930 - November 18, 2019
From: Longmont, CO | Originally: Lake View, IA
Vesta Ann Freese

Vesta Ann Freese

Born: August 19, 1930
Died: November 18, 2019
Age: 89
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   Vesta Freese, age 89 of Longmont, CO, formerly of Lake View, IA, passed away on Monday, November 18, 2019, in Longmont, CO.   Vesta Ann Keiser was born on August 19, 1930, in Clinton Township, Sac City, IA, to parents Austin and Iva (Luft) Keiser.  She grew up on the family farm in Clinton Township where she attended country school at Clinton #4 and then graduated from Lake View High School with the class of 1947.  After graduation, Vesta attended one semester at Buena Vista College in Storm Lake, IA. 

   On September 12, 1948, Vesta was united in marriage to Kenneth L. Freese at the Early Presbyterian Church.  This union was blessed with three sons: Ricky, Gary and Timothy.  Together they raised their children in Lemars, IA, and later Sioux City, IA, where Vesta worked as a restaurant hostess, secretary, housewife and most importantly, a mother. In her free time, she enjoyed collecting angels and playing bingo with friends. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

   Left to cherish her memory include her husband, Kenneth L. Freese of Longmont, CO; children: Ricky D. (Leasa) Freese of Midway, GA, Gary A. (Peggy) Freese of Johnston, IA, and Timothy J. (Agnes) Freese of Niwot, CO; grandchildren: Rachel (Reza) Zubair of Montclair, VA, MSG Ryan (Holly) Freese of Camp Humphreys, South Korea, Andrew Freese of Audubon, PA, SFC Aaron (Kathleen) Freese of Seoul, South Korea, Amanda (Andrew) Pietsch of Davenport, IA, Patrick Freese of Clarinda, IA, and Eric (Carrie) Freese of Boulder, CO; great-grandchildren: Austin, Anna-Leasa and Aidan Zubair, Mackenzie Hoffman, Hailey, Drew and Logan Freese, Laini, Graci and Ella Freese, Jordan Daughtery, Bethany, Mason and Lincoln Freese, Henry Pietsch, and Calvin Freese; and sister-in-law Marilyn Keiser of Wall Lake, IA.

   Vesta was preceded in death by her parents, Austin L. and Iva C. Keiser and brother, Austin J. Keiser.


In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to the Alzheimer's Association at


10:30 a.m., Tuesday
November 26, 2019
1st Congregational UCC
Lake View, Iowa
Pastor Bruce Hauswirth
5:00-8:00 p.m., Monday
November 25, 2019
Farber & Otteman Funeral Home
Lake View, Iowa
Ferguson Cemetery
Lake View, Iowa


Friday, November 29, 2019 at 8:24 AM
“Kenny, This is Doris (Hauser) Moritz, Jim Hauser's wife, and you were in the Guard with Jim. We wives would come to your apartment and watch Liberace while you guys had your Monday night Guard training. Sorry to see in the paper about the loss of "Toots", and hope that you get this message. My thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family.
Sincerely, Doris ”
- Doris Moritz (Doris Hauser)
Friday, November 22, 2019 at 3:10 PM
“I remember Vesta Ann when we rode the school bus and we were neighbors. I was 9 years younger than Vesta and I thought she was so beautiful! I was honored to be her flower girl at their wedding. I was so proud of my dress! I know she is missed I have good memories.”
- Darlene McConnell Swanson
Friday, November 22, 2019 at 3:10 PM
“You have my deepest sympathy,,,I just lost my husband, Darwin in September, ”
- Darlene Becker
Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 12:08 PM
“Losing a Mother is not an easy road to travel. While I didn't personally know Mrs. Freese I certainly know and work with her son, Col. Gary Freese. Col. Freese is an outstanding military officer and a very good man. Undoubtedly his parents had a heavy hand is his development. This says volumes about Mrs. Freese. The Board of the Iowa Gold Star Military Museum offers our most sincere condolences to the family of Mrs. Freese.
Bob Holliday
Board Chair: Iowa Gold Star Military Museum”
- Bob Holliday
Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 10:18 AM
“Learning about Aunt Vesta’s passing has deeply saddened us. She was a very special woman and we will always remember her fondly. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and your family, Uncle Ken.”
- Tony and Gina Freese
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 9:25 AM
“Vesta was such a special lady. Her sense of humor was infectious and she always had a smile on her face. We will miss her very much. All our love the her family.”
- Harvey and Marcia Freese
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