Irvin Freeberg, 97Irvin John "Irv" Freeberg, age 97, of Cannon Falls, died on Thursday afternoon, Feb. 28, surrounded by his family, at Angels Care Center in Cannon Falls.
Irvin John "Irv" Freeberg, age 97, of Cannon Falls, died on Thursday afternoon, Feb. 28, surrounded by his family, at Angels Care Center in Cannon Falls.
Irv was born on Jan. 8, 1916, in Leon Township, Goodhue County, Minn., the son of Walter E. and Myrtle (Anderson) Freeberg. He grew up on the family farm and went on to serve in the U.S. Army in Europe as a cook. He married Anne Lorentz on Feb. 11, 1943, in Tacoma, Wash. After returning from the service, he worked for many years in the meat and grocery business owning the supermarket with partner Al Roiger which later became Freeberg's Grocery. He later worked as a mail carrier, handyman at church, and made deliveries for Cannon Falls Greenhouse. He was a member of St. Pius V Catholic Church in Cannon Falls and was a long-time member of the VFW Nelson Scofield Post #4452.
Irv was very devoted to his wife and family and enjoyed being active in the community with the Rotary Club, Commercial Club, and Knights of Columbus. Irv was a kind and generous person and practiced his faith devoutly.
He is survived by daughter, Carol (Jim) Klotter of Farmington; son, Conrad (Mary Rae) of Little Falls; seven grandchildren, Tim, Patrick (Jessica), Joanna (Carson) Dallum, Jeffrey (Teresa) Klotter, Andrew Klotter, Ted Klotter, and Katrina (Dan) Stanchfield; seven great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Carina, Andrea, Derek, and Harli Klotter, Alaina Dallum, Elizabeth Freeberg; sister Carolyn Kunde; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Donna Freeberg, Mary Hoffman, Kay Lorentz, Pearl Lorentz, and Ed (Mary) Lorentz; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 60 years, Anne; grandson Gregory Klotter; sister Ione Swanson; and brother, Ellis Freeberg.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 4, at St. Pius V Catholic Church in Cannon Falls, with Father Fernando Ortega celebrating. Interment with military honors will follow at the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 3-6 p.m. Sunday, March 3, at Lundberg Funeral Home in Cannon Falls. There will also be visitation at church on Monday 1 hour prior to the Mass. Active pallbearers will be Irv's grandchildren Joanna Dallum, Patrick and Timothy Freeberg, Theodore and Andrew Klotter, and Katrina Stanchfield.
Arrangements by Lundberg Funeral Home in Cannon Falls. Online condolences may be directed to www.lundbergfuneral.com.
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