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780 12th St. SW
P.O. Box 822
Le Mars, IA 51031
Phone: 712-546-4903
Fax: 712-546-4710
Karolyn Freking

Karolyn Ann Freking (Kummerfeld)

Friday, July 5th, 1940 - Thursday, March 21st, 2019
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Karolyn A. Freking, 78, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at the Brentwood Good Samaritan Village in Le Mars. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, March 25, 2019 at All Saints Catholic Parish- St. Joseph Church in Le Mars. Father Bruce Lawler will celebrate Mass. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 24, 2019 at the Mauer – Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. The family will be present to greet friends at 4:00 p.m. There will be a Rosary at 4:00 p.m. and a Scriptural Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. There will also be one hour of visitation at the church prior to Mass on Monday.

Karolyn Ann Freking was born on July 5, 1940 in Cherokee, Iowa, the daughter of LeRoy and Alice (Novenski) Kummerfeld. She was raised in Sutherland, Iowa, graduating from Sutherland High School in 1958. In 1962, she graduated from Briar Cliff College in Sioux City, Iowa where she majored in Home Economics.

On June 28, 1962 Karolyn and Larry Freking were united in marriage at Sutherland, Iowa. They made their home in Le Mars, Iowa. She taught at St. Catherine’s Catholic School in Oyens, Iowa and adult education classes in cooking and sewing until the arrival of their children. Her expertise in the kitchen and gracious manner as a hostess were well known and contributed greatly to the success of the family business.

Karolyn was a member of All Saints Catholic Parish in Le Mars, taught CCD and volunteered at Gehlen Catholic School. She loved to cook and experiment with new recipes. She was an avid reader and volunteered her time with many local organizations. She and Larry belonged to several card clubs. They were able to travel extensively throughout the United States and the world but Karolyn’s favorite spot of all was the deck of their cabin on Lake Okoboji.

Grateful to have shared her life is her husband of 56 years, Larry Freking of Le Mars, IA; a son and his wife, Steve and Lauri Freking of West Des Moines, IA; a daughter, Judy Freking of Le Mars, IA; eight grandchildren, Jordan (JC Reyna), Solomon, Roman, Elijah, Virginia, Benjamin, Maya and Jack; two brothers and their wives, Dick (Gail) Kummerfeld of Rockwell City, IA and Chuck (Lila) Kummerfeld of Sutherland, IA; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Ron Uhrich of Sheldon, IA; Colleen Ortmann of Windom, MN; Jim (Sally) Freking of Le Mars, IA; Pat Wurth of Marcus, IA; Carol Freking of Topeka, KS and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant brother, Le Roy; a sister, Kathy Uhrich; and a brother, Kenny.

Memorials may be directed to All Saints Catholic Parish or Gehlen Catholic Schools.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, March 24th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Sunday, March 24th, 2019 2:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Mauer Johnson Funeral Home
    Address
    780 12th Street SW
    LE MARS, IA 51031
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    The family will be present to greet friends at 4:00 p.m. There will be a Rosary at 4:00 p.m. and a Scriptural Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. There will also be one hour of visitation at the church prior to Mass on Monday.
  • Service

    Monday, March 25th, 2019 | 10:30am
    When
    Monday, March 25th, 2019 10:30am
    Location
    All Saints Catholic Parish - St. Joseph Church
    Address
    605 Plymouth St E
    LE MARS, IA 51031
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    There will also be one hour of visitation at the church prior to Mass on Monday.
    Officiant
    Fr. Bruce Lawler
  • Interment

    Location
    Calvary Cemetery
    Address
    900 Plymouth Street E
    LE MARS, IA 51031
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  • Reception

    Location
    All Saints Catholic Parish - St. Joseph Church
    Address
    605 Plymouth St E
    LE MARS, IA 51031
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Margaret Landgraf

Posted at 06:53am
Saddened by the loss of Karolyn, Larry . she was a beautiful person who always had a big smile. Glad you shared so many trips around this wonderful world of ours. May Christ restore peace to your heart knowing she is with her Lord. Margaret (Stoffel/ Roeder) Landgraf
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loren pageler

Posted at 03:19pm
sorry to hear about your loss
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Annette Lillie

Posted at 04:14pm
Larry, Steve, and family, We truly appreciated and enjoyed Karolyn. We loved her smile, her laugh, and her unique gift of making everyone feel so welcome no matter where we were. We have missed her on trips the last few years, but she was a great addition to every insurance trip and gathering and we are truly blessed to have known Karolyn. We thank God for her life and our thoughts, prayers, and love are with you during the days ahead. Annette & Gary Lillie
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Fr. Richard Sitzmann

Posted at 11:56am
Larry, Will always remember the kindness and hospitality you and Karolyn showed to us during the during those Cursillo days...right in your backyard. Fond memories! May Karolyn rest in peace and may you come to peace as you continue life without her in your midst. Fr. Sitz
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Terry & Kerry Holton and Family

Posted at 05:36pm
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