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OBIT: Donald F. “Don” Freiberg, 104 ½, of Charles City


This news story was published on March 14, 2019.
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Donald F. “Don” Freiberg, 104 ½, of Charles City, passed away Thursday, March 14, 2019 at the 9th Street Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City.

A funeral service for Don Freiberg will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at Hauser Funeral Home with Pastor Jim Beranek from Trinity United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Rockford.

A gathering of family and friends will be one hour before the service at the funeral home on Tuesday.

Don was born July 28, 1914 in Rockford, Iowa the son of William and Blanche (Hobbs) Freiberg. He graduated from Rockford High School in 1933, in the heart of the depression, and served two years in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC).

Don married Ruth Moore in Rockford, and they were married 78 years. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Charles City. Don worked at Oliver and White Motor for 43 years as a machinist and farmed most of his life. During retirement he worked for Sar Seed Farms.

Don and Ruth were founding members of The Birthday Club. They loved to dance…dancing nearly every week at the Moose Lodge for over 60 years. Don also served as Governor of the Moose Lodge for several years.

Don was known for his friendly, congenial, always-happy personality; willingness to help others; and devotion to family and friends.
Don is survived by two sons: Bill (Kathy) of Cedar Falls and Larry of Charles City; three grandsons: Mark of Cedar Falls, David (Becky) of Gooding, Idaho and Jason (Beth) of Cedar Falls; and five great-grandchildren: Leah, Bennett and Mae of Cedar Falls and Dawson and Aleena of Gooding, Idaho.

He was preceded by his parents; wife, Ruth on January 13, 2018; and one brother, Robert.

Hauser Funeral Home, (641) 228-2323, in Charles City, is in charge of local arrangements. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.hauserfh.com.

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