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Wanda Freeberg Truro

Published: Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 8:00 a.m. CDT

Wanda Freeberg, 94, of Truro died Oct. 16, 2012, at Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines.

Per Wanda’s wishes, she has been cremated. Private graveside services will be at Maple Hill Cemetery in Osceola at a later date. Kale Funeral Home, 301 S. Main St., Osceola, was in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be directed to Taylor House Hospice, 3401 E. Douglas, Des Moines, IA 50317.

Wanda May Freeberg, daughter of Opal Irene (Neidt) and Clifford Clinton Mullen, was born May 2, 1918, in Osceola.

Wanda graduated from Osceola High School in 1936.

Wanda graduated with a normal training certificate and taught country school for a brief time.

On Sept. 5, 1937, Wanda married John Joseph Freeberg in Bethany, Mo. They made their home in Truro.

Wanda was a division manager for Sears Roebuck & Company at Merle Hay for nine years.

Wanda and John moved to Winterset in 1989; she returned to Truro after his death.

Wanda was a member of the United Christian Church in Truro, Model Chapter No. 174 O.E.S., Jolly-Fu and a volunteer at the historical society in Winterset.

Wanda is survived by her daughters, Karilee K. Freeberg of Bloomington, Ill., and Johnna (Don) Ekleberry of Truro; son Robert Freeberg of Keota; grandchildren, Elizabeth (Sam) McCowin of Taylorville, Ill., Catherine (Jeff) Hirsh of Saint Louis, Mo., Sarah Slotky of Bloomington, Ill., Angela (Kevin) Janecek of Washington, Shauna Lynn (Kelly) Smith of Wheaton, Ill., A.J. (Erin) Freeberg of Indianola, Michael John (Jill) Ekleberry of Truro, Patrick (Jeri Ann) Ekleberry of Truro and Kristin (Dave) Heggen of Cambridge; 20 great-grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren; sister Fonda L. (Jack) Wetherell of Bellevue, Neb.; nephew Timothy J. (Michelle) Olderog of Council Bluffs; great-nephews, Ryan and Tyler Olderog of Council Bluffs; nephew Dean (Edith) Elder of Chelsea; as well as other relatives and many friends.

Wanda was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter-in-law Karla Freeberg; and nephew Kevin in infancy.

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