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William Freiermuth, 83

William "Bill" Freiermuth, age 83 of Miesville, died peacefully on Saturday morning, February 4, 2017, at his home following an extended illness.

William, the son of Columbus Sr. and Mary (Biskupski) Freiermuth, was born on August 16, 1933, near New Trier, Minnesota. Following his education, Bill enlisted in the United States Army in 1955 and later received an honorable discharge in 1957. On July 1, 1961, he was united in marriage to Anita Kimmes at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Miesville, where they continue to be dedicated members today. Bill worked as a crane operator his entire career and also served on Miesville City Council and volunteered with Miesville Fire Department. He loved playing cards, golfing, hunting and spending time in his many gardens. Most of all, Bill loved spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren, as well as his many friends and family members.

He was preceded in death by his parents and by his brother, Columbus Freiermuth Jr.

Bill is survived by his wife of 55 years, Anita of Miesville; his daughters, Denise (Don) Lawrence of Welch and Darcy (Mike) Nelson of Hager City, WI; his step grandchildren, Courtney (Mark) Brunner, Jeremy (Kayla) Nelson and Chad Lawrence; his step great granddaughter, Milania Nelson; his siblings, Lorraine (Lawrence) Werner, Robert (Irma) Freiermuth, Mary Ann Otto, Rosalie (Jerry) Rother, Edward (Cindy) Freiermuth, Dorothy Brockman and Donald Freiermuth; and by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 7, 2017, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Miesville, with Father Terry Beeson, Father Leonard Siebenaler and Father Martin Siebenaler concelebrating. Interment with Military Honors provided by the Cannon Falls Veterans Honor Guard will be held at the parish cemetery. Visitation will be held 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday and will continue for one hour prior to Mass on Tuesday morning, ALL AT CHURCH.

In lieu of flowers, Bills family requests memorials be made to the donors choice in his memory.

Arrangements are being completed by Caturia-Smidt Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Hastings.