Jeanne E. Freidhof

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Jeanne E. Freidhof, age 83, of Alta Vista, IA, passed away on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Mercy Medical Center in New Hampton, IA with her family at her side. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Alta Vista, IA with Father Mark Murphy celebrating the mass. Burial will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Alta Vista. Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 PM on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in Elma, IA and will continue at the church one hour prior to the funeral mass on Wednesday. Online condolences for Jeanne’s family may be left at Memorials may be directed to the family. Jeanne Elizabeth Freidhof was born on May 8, 1934 to Leo and Eileen (Hoffman) Loes in Dubuque, IA. The family moved to Alta Vista where Jeanne graduated from St. William’s High School. After graduation, she was united in marriage to Cyrus Freidhof on November 26, 1952 at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Alta Vista. Jeanne was a school cook at St. Williams’s School and later was a bookkeeper at Farmers Lumber Company in Alta Vista. She then went to work for Elma Lumber Company, retiring in 1989. Jeanne enjoyed fishing, golfing, gardening, cooking and playing cards. She was devoted to her family, community and especially her church. She was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church and Rosary Society. Those left to cherish are her son, Myron Freidhof of Elma, IA; her grandson, Cyrus (Jessica Sims) Freidhof of Waterloo, IA; her great-grandson, Bradyn Freidhof of Waterloo, IA; step-granddaughter, Betsy Moore of Edmonton, KY; five step great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Mary Kay Loes of Alta Vista, IA, Bernice Freidhof of Lourdes, IA, Lorraine Freidhof of Cresco, IA; brother-in-law, Adrian Freidhof of New Hampton, IA and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Cyrus; sister, Lois Robinson; her brothers, John, James and David Loes and daughter-in-law, Janice Freidhof.

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  1. May the memories of your loved one fill your thoughts. All our prayers to your family. David and Jeanne Roder

  2. Myron,
    Our deepest sympathy to you & your boys. Your Mom & Dad were a fun loving couple. Treasure the memories. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Don & Dorothy

  3. Myron, So sorry to read of moms passing, We enjoyed visiting with her and Cy years back.
    Your parents were very out going and loved to have fun with family and friends.
    I’m sure Cy will be waiting with arms open.

  4. Holy Buckets!!!!! You were, and always will be, a big part of what makes Alta Vista magic for us. It will be weird not having you there to laugh and share memories. Dreadful indeed. Thanks for giving us Myron to help us feel your presence and keep the magic alive. We love you dearly.

  5. Myron & Family
    So sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. You have our deepest sympathy. Thinking of you and praying for you and your family Pat & Ruth Riha

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