William "Bill" F. Freyenberger
William “Bill” F. Freyenberger, 98, Wayland, died Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at the Henry County Health Center in Mt. Pleasant.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, June 9, at 2 p.m. at the Eicher Emmanuel Mennonite Church in rural Wayland with the Rev. Larry Evers officiating. Burial will follow at the Eicher Cemetery. Visitation will be held Saturday, June 8 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Eicher Emmanual Mennonite Church. A memorial fund has been established for the church. The Beatty Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
He was born May 15, 1915, in Henry County, and was the son of Elmer J. And Emma (Oswald) Freyenberger. He married Julia Zieglowsky on Sept. 1, 1938, at the St. Paul Evangelical Church in Washington. He farmed all of his life and was a member of the Eicher Emmanuel Mennonite Church where he served as a trustee for many years. He was a founding board member of the Parkview Home Board and also the Wayland Livestock Board. Heloved farming, attending his grandchildren’s sporting events and homemade ice cream.
Suriviors include two daughters, Evelyn (Ralph) Rubey of Stockport, Doris (Dean) Aicher of Mt. Pleasant; one son, Jim (Denise) Freyenberger of Wayland; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Myrtle Gardner of Grand Rapids, Minn., Ruth Graber of Wayland, and Ina Mae (Orlin) Eigsti of Hesston, Kan.
Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife; two brothers, Robert and Edward Freyenberger; one granddaughter; and one great-grandson.