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Ray Freeburg

Friday, February 1, 2008

Funeral services for Mr. Ray Freeburg, 84, of Spencer, were held on Thursday, Jan. 31 2008 at First English Lutheran Church of Spencer. Rev. Paul Kaldahl officiated the service.

Interment took place at Riverside Cemetery of Spencer.

Ray passed away Monday, Jan. 28, 2008, at St. Luke Lutheran Home of Spencer.

John Raymond "Ray" Freeburg, the son of Martin and Edna Falline Freeburg, was born June 24, 1923, in Spencer. His childhood years were spent in Spencer, where he received his education, graduating from Spencer High School. Following high school, he began farming.

Ray married Virginia Ann Moeller on June 25, 1944, in Royal. Following their marriage, they farmed until 1963, when Ray started a career with Farm Bureau Insurance, serving as division manager and then manager with Clay County Farm Bureau Insurance. Following his insurance career, Ray sold farm real estate in the Spencer area. He purchased Lost Island Golf Course in Ruthven, which he operated for several years. He was a life long member of First English Lutheran Church, a 4-H Leader, Farm Bureau, Hereford Association, and Golden K Kiwanis.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers: Wesley and Dale Freeburg.

Ray is survived by his wife of 63 years, Virginia of Spencer; three daughters: Julie Gibson and husband, David of Spencer, Janet Briggs and husband, Rick of Grundy Center, and Jolene Abens and husband, Keith of Webster City; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Adeline Bensene and her husband, Norman of Spencer; and two sister-in-laws: Evelyn Freeburg of Spencer, and Betty Myhre of Estherville.

Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.