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Alfreda Eskildsen

alfreda eskildsen
Alfreda 'Freddie' Eskildsen age 85, of New Hampton died Saturday, March 7, 2015, at Linn Haven Rehab and Healthcare in New Hampton. A Graveside Service will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 13, 2015, at the New Hampton City Cemetery with Pastor Rod Meyer officiating. Trevor Johnson, Tony Johnson, Chad Smith, Chub Frese, Ian Collins, and Chris Dahl will serve as pallbearers. Friends may greet the family 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Thursday, March 12, 2015, at Hugeback – Johnson Funeral Home in New Hampton. Alfreda “Freddie” Eskildsen was born August 9, 1929, in Sacramento, California, the daughter of James and Violet (Fereira) Howard. Freddie attended school in Sacramento and was a graduate of Sacramento Senior High in 1948. She continued her education at the Junior College in Sacramento. Freddie was introduced to Dick Eskildsen and the couple married on May 1, 1954 in Sacramento. To this union two children were born. The Eskildsen family moved to New Hampton in 1969, where they founded New Hampton Plumbing & Heating. Together, they served the New Hampton and surrounding areas for over thirty years, with Freddie serving as the Office Manager. Freddie was a member of the Hospital Auxiliary and the American Legion Auxiliary. Freddie treasured time spent with her family, friends, and neighbors. Freddie is survived by one daughter, Cheryl (Rod) Meyer of Harcourt, IA; son, Michael Eskildsen of Georgia; brother, Jim Howard of Wyoming; sister, Hope (Jim) Wilson of Reno, NV; grandchildren; Trisha (Chad) Smith, Trevor (Megan) Johnson, Tony (Heather) Johnson all of North Liberty, IA, Paula (Ryan) Kettell, Thomas (Elizabeth) Eskildsen, Clay (Kimberly) Eskildsen, Michelle (Jamie) Webb, Jerry Eskildsen, Deidre Eskildsen, Amelia Eskilldsen great-grandchildren, Haileigh Smith, Kaiden Smith, Cameron Johnson, Lucas Johnson, Logan Eskildsen, Cayden Eskildsen, Aria Eskildsen, Emersyn Eskildsen, Azlyn Webb, Braylon Webb, Gracie Eskildsen, & Halie Eskildsen. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Richard (August 29, 1990); two brothers, Guy Keer, Earl Keer; sister, Rilda Sheaffer; great-grandson, Logan Johnson.

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  1. Cheryl and Mike, Was so sorry to hear that Freddie had passed. I so regret not keeping in closer connection. We will be thinking of you and keep you in our prayers. God Bless your family Lehman and Shirley [Your Dad’s sister]

  2. Cheryl, Michael and families, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow. Freddie and Dick were wonderful back door neighbors for many years. We had many wonderful visits with Freddie. Please accept our sympathy and know we are thinking of you. May she rest in peace.

  3. As Freddie would say, ‘Let me tell you kids…this is the pits’. There will never be a Freddie like her ever again. She was one of a kind and very special. We will miss our neighbor, friend, ‘mother’ ‘grandmother’ and go to person. She brought the warmth of Sacramento to Iowa, the fire of the Portuguese to our social network and the work ethic of a generation leaving us too soon. Cheers! Freddie, until we meet again. Thanks for the time and love you gave us in your own special way! Chub and Mary

  4. Cheryl and family, So sorry to hear the news, Our heart and thoughts are with you and your family. Take care. Dan and Karen Rosonke

  5. To the Eskildsen families, our deepest sympathy goes out to you all. Thoughts and Prayers, May God Bless. We shared many of good times with Dick and Freddie. Larry & Jane.

  6. My thoughts go out to you, Cheryl and your family. It’s never easy to lose a parent, I know my family holds this poem close to our hearts! Thinking of you and sending you a hug! Denise The Fallen Limb A limb has fallen from the family tree. I keep hearing a voice that says, ‘Grieve not for me.’ Remember the best time, the laughter, the song. The good life I lived while I was strong. Continue my heritage, I’m counting on you. Keep smiling and surely the sun will shine through. My mind is at ease, my soul is at rest. Remembering all, how I truly was blessed. Continue traditions, not matter how small. Go on with your life, don’t worry about falls. I miss you all dearly, so keep up your chin. Until the day comes we’re together again. Author Unknown

  7. Thinking of you Cheryl and my prayers are with you and your family. The loss of a Mother is so hard! But cherish the memories she gave you! Kim Snook

  8. Cheryl and family, we are sorry to hear of you loss. Our thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Mike & Joyce Lowe

  9. Cheryl and family, I am so sorry for your loss. She was a great lady. We will all miss her so much. Sharon and Stephanie Berry

  10. Cheryl, So sorry to hear of Aunt Freddie’s passing. She was a terrific lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Your cousin, Debbie Wilkins (Keer)

  11. My deepest sympathy. Freddie was such a great lady and will be missed by many. I dealt with Freddy for years and she was ALWAYS a pleasure to deal with. Debbie Fleming


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