Marion R. Freed
Freed, Marion R. was born on September 8, 1930, and passed away on October 1, 2021. He grew up on a farm near Loomis, NE and graduated from Loomis High School in 1948. In 1951, he was drafted into the US Army to serve in the Korean War. After contracting tuberculosis in Korea, he spent a year recovering back in the States and was discharged from the army hospital at Camp Carson, CO. He went to college on the GI bill at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, graduating with his bachelors degree in 1957 and a Masters degree in Agricultural Economics in 1958. He met his wife Connie through mutual friends in 1955, and were married August 11, 1956. Upon graduation, Marion was hired by the Omaha office of the Prudential Insurance Company, in their mortgage loan division. He spent almost 35 years with Pru, retiring in 1991 to form the Freed-Mott company with his Prudential colleague Dan Mott. Three years later, Freed-Mott sold to Towle Co. of Minneapolis, and he spent his remaining working years with Towle. Marion went from farm loans to residential loans to commercial real estate, working in the loan business for 45 years, and loving every minute of it. He loved going to work every day, especially getting out in the field and visiting clients all over the Midwest. In retirement, he volunteered at the VA Hospital and delivered Meals on Wheels with his wife Connie. Marion was a St. Louis Cardinals fan, loved his Nebraska football team, and developed a lifelong attachment to the Boston Celtics. Marion loved his family, and was so beloved by them in return. He was so proud of each of his 11 grandchildren, and remained interested in their lives throughout his years, always asking questions and staying in touch with their activities. Marion was preceded in death by his parents Roy and Ellen (Johnson) Freed; brother and sister-in-law Donald and Mary Louise Freed; and brother-in-law Ken Seeman. He is survived by his wife of 65 years Connie (Peters) Freed; sons Russ (Tami) and Curt (Pam) Freed; daughters Sue (Jeff) Pape and Katy (Rob) Epler; and grandchildren Brittany (Nate) Erickson, Shannon Freed, and Gretchen (Tyler) Krienke; Ryan and Carissa Freed; Elizabeth, John, Scott (fiancée Brittany), and Andrew Pape; and Will and Josie Epler. He is also survived by his beloved sister Colene (Freed) Seeman, many nieces, nephews, and cousins; and countless friends nationwide. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to STEP (stepslp.org/) or Wooddale Church (wooddale.org/). Funeral service will be held on Monday, October 18th at 10AM with visitation one hour prior at Wooddale Church, 6630 Shady Oak Road, Eden Prairie. Visitation also on Sunday, October 17th from 4PM to 7PM, at Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel. Washburn-McReavy.com Edina Chapel 952-920-3996 West 50th St. & Hwy 100
Published on October 10, 2021
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