Celeste Freitag, 96, of West Point, died Friday, May 2, 2014 at the Donnellson Health Care Center in Donnellson.
Friends may call after noon on Monday, May 5, at the Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Home in West Point where there will be a parish rosary recited at 3 p.m. and a wake service at 7 p.m. with the family meeting friends from 6 to 8 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 6, at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in West Point with Father Dennis Hoffman as Celebrant.
Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery in West Point.
Memorials may be made in her memory to St. Mary’s Catholic Church or the Donnellson Health Care Center.
Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Home in West Point is assisting the family with arrangements.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.schmitzlynkfuneralhome.com.
Born April 30, 1918, near West Point, she was the daughter of Gus and Rozella (Mudd) Winnike. On Sept. 3, 1940, she married Linus Freitag. He preceded her in death.
She was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in West Point, and was a graduate of St. Mary’s High School. She worked as a telephone operator in West Point before her marriage and later as a bookkeeper in her husband’s implement store and also spent many years managing their motel. She enjoyed quilting, playing cards and visiting with her friends, “The 6th Street and Avenue C Gals.” She also enjoyed being with and taking care of her family.
Survivors include one son, Richard Freitag of Denver; one daughter, Mary Linn (Ron) Fedler of West Point; three granddaughters; four grandsons; several great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Sr. Lucille Winnike of Hiawatha and Jeanice (Max) Clevenger of Milton, Wisc. and Mesa, Ariz.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one brother, Joe; and four sisters, Sr. Ruth, Winnie, Esther and an infant sister, Mary.