Helen M. Freidhof
April 27, 1922 ~ March 9, 2016
Helen M. Freidhof, age 93 of New Hampton, IA passed away on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center in New Hampton. Helen M. Freidhof was born on April 27, 1922, in Ossian, IA, the daughter of Henry and Margaret (Moellers) Zweibohmer. She attended St. Francis De Sales in Ossian. Upon completing her education she became a nanny for families in the area. On April 3, 1945, Helen was united in marriage to Adrian J. Freidhof at St. Francis De Sales in Ossian. The couple made their home on the family farm in rural Alta Vista, where they raised their eight children; Dorothy, Carol, Duane, Joyce, Marlene, Henry, Donna and Darryl. When Helen and Adrian retired in 1989 they moved to New Hampton. Helen belonged to the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Mercy Medical Auxiliary. She was a member of Holy Family Parish. Helen enjoyed spending her time delivering Meals on Wheels with Adrian, playing cards, sewing, gardening and traveling. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family. Helen is survived by her loving husband of 70 years, Adrian Freidhof of New Hampton; her children, Dorothy (Don) Link of Davenport, IA, Carol (Jim) Fangman of Cameron, WI, Joyce Zeliadt (Bob Runge) of Des Moines, IA, Marlene (Tom) LaMotte of Wyoming, MN, Donna (Jim) Rosonke of New Hampton and Darryl (Tammy) Freidhof of Storm Lake, IA; 16 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her sons, Duane and Henry; one granddaughter, Kaitlyn; her brothers, Gustave, Felix, Hugo, Hubert, Alphonse and Aloysius Zweibohmer; sisters, Marie Bullerman; Josephine Bullerman, Elizabeth Rust and Rita Timp.