Larry Grant Freihage, son of Grant Alfred & Margaret Lorraine (Bevins) Freihage, was born April 16, 1943 at home north of Afton in Union County, Iowa.
Larry was united in marriage to Reta Fae Brown on March 29, 1964 in the Beaconsfield United Methodist Church. To this marriage, four children were born: Carmen, Tracy, Janell, and Toni.
Larry was a hardworking and responsible man. In his earlier years, Larry hauled Sunday papers and was the night watchman for the town of Lorimor. He was in the logging business and worked in the oil fields of Kansas for a couple of years. Larry loved the land and being a farmer. He was a custom Harvestor for over 25 years and he was a strong supporter of Pro Harvest. Larry will be remembered as a simple man who would help anyone. Larry’s grandchildren were his pride and joy. He was proud of his grandkids and their achievements. Larry had interesting theories concerning Big Foot. He had a love for International Harvestor and Farmall. He restored several antique tractors including the 1945 H Farmall that his dad had bought brand new. Larry was a member of the Union Township Fire Department and the Ellston United Methodist Church.
Larry passed away February 12, 2020 at Mercy Hospital Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson Robert Keith Foland; siblings Helen (& Paul) Husted, Robert “Bud” (& Betty) Freihage, and Dean Freihage; sisters-in-law Joy & LaRetta; brothers-in-law Carroll & Marvin.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife Reta Freihage of Ellston, IA; four children Carmen (Brian) Foland of Murray, IA, Tracy Freihage of Ellston, IA, Janell (Fred) Staats of Ellston, IA, and Toni (Nate) Taylor of Grand River, IA; grandchildren Eric (Melinda) Foland, Bruce (Heather) Foland, Dawn (Jimmy) Petrik, Andy (Blythe) Freihage, Luria (Michael) Staats, and Grant Staats; great grandchildren Trevor, Daniel, Rylee, Owen, Mason, and Reece; sister-in-law Sharon Freihage of Loveland, CO; other relatives, and friends.
A memorial fund has been established in his name to be decided later.
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