Herbert J. Freson, age 97, of Huntingburg, passed away at 12:00 noon,Wednesday, November 4, 2015, at his residence.
He was born March 18, 1918 in Huntingburg, Indiana, to John and Anna (Engert) Freson. Mr. Freson was a furniture craftsman for Dolly Madison Industries, where he retired. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and V.F.W. Post #2366; enjoyed woodworking and wine making as hobbies; and was a veteran of the United States Army Air Corps, stationed in Italy during World War II. Herb married Anna Marie Rohlman on May 14, 1946 in Jasper; Anna passed away July 2, 1962. He married his second wife, Rosemary Chappell, on November 30, 1974 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Huntingburg; Rosemary passed away April 1, 2015. He was also preceded in death by four brothers, Fritz Freson, Charlie Freson, Hugo Freson and Bob Freson; two sisters, Mamie Mehringer and Rose Fowler; and one step grandson.
He is survived by:
Dodie (Steve) Uhl of Jasper, Ind.;
Jim (Sue) Freson of Newburgh, Ind.;
Vicky (Steve) Wagner of Huntingburg, Ind.,
Pat (Dan) Gehlhausen of Celestine, Ind.,
Barb (Tom) Hall of Holland, Ind.,
Deanna (Brad) Schmett of La Quinta, California;
Robert Lange of Jasper, Ind.;
by (12) grandchildren, (25) great grandchildren and (3) great-great grandchildren.
A Funeral Mass for Herb J. Freson will be held at 10:00 a.m., E.S.T., onSaturday, November 7, 2015, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Huntingburg with interment to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Huntingburg. The V.F.W. Post #2366 Memorial Detail will conduct military graveside rites.
Friends may call for visitation at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg from 2:00-8:00 p.m., E.S.T., on Friday. A parish vigil prayer service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday afternoon, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Condolences may be shared with the family online at: www.nassandson.com