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Mark Frein

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Mark Earl Frein age 89 of Nashua, IA, died Wednesday, October 7, 2020, at the Evans Memorial Home in Cresco. A private family funeral service will take place on Saturday, October 10, 2020, at the Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home & Crematory - Olson Chapel with Rev. Tom Heathershaw presiding. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Charles City with military rites by the Nashua V.F.W. Post. There will be no public visitation. Mark Earl Frein, son of Matthias (Matt) and Marie (Majewski) Frein was born April 15, 1931, Greene, IA. He was baptized and made his First Communion at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greene. He was confirmed at St. Michaels Catholic Church in Nashua, IA. He went to country school at Pleasant Grove #1 and graduated from the Charles City High School in 1949. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict (1953-1955) in Austria and Germany. He genuinely enjoyed serving his country driving truck and received a National Defense Service Medal and a Good Conduct Medal. After being honorably discharged on January 14, 1955, he returned to farming. He married Rose Shileny on November 30, 1957, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Charles City, IA. He was raised on the land and enjoyed farming taking his part in feeding God’s people. His son John started farming with him in 1988. He was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Nashua. Living family members include his loving wife of 62 years, Rose; three children, John (Kim) Frein of Charles City, Lisa (Glen) Pietan of Elma IA, Lora (Mark) Shores of Protivin, IA; eight grandchildren: Matt (Emily Mohring) Frein, Calvin Frein, Elizabeth (Kyle) Balk, Ed (Aimee) Pietan, Emily (Austin Klemish) Pietan, Emmitt Pietan, Nicholas Shores, Lily Shores; eight great-grandchildren, Kate, Kora, Owen, Killian, Braxten, Isabella, Ella, and Sawyer; brother, Ed Frein of Charles City; Sisters, Sister Lucy Frein R.S.M. Sister Gladys Frein R.S.M. both of Cedar Rapids, IA; many nieces, nephews, other family, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Don Frein; his brother in-law, Elmer Mallory; his sister, Vonita Mallory; his sister in-law, Anna Mae Frein; nephew, David Mallory; nieces, Cecelia (Mallory) Leavens and Jill (Frein) Knoll.

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  1. In loving memory, Uncle Mark. Ann Rottinghaus & John Mayer; Tom Rottinghaus; Joe & Shari Rottinghaus; Chuck Rottinghaus & Kirsten Voss and Families

  2. My thoughts and prayers to all of your family. You were one of the first families to welcome me to Nashua and teaching of Ag. Mark was a great supporter and I know loved and supported all of his family.

  3. We are so sorry to hear about Mark’s passing. He was such a kind man who always had a smile on his face. We will all miss him.

  4. Mark was a pleasure to work for and to work with. He took great pride in his work and sometimes while we were together, he would share his experiences while in Austria. I was a young boy of 16 years then. Mark was a man to look up to. My sympathy, Arnie Boge

  5. Rose and Family, So sorry to hear of Marks passing. Your family has always been a part of ours and have only warm thoughts of you all. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Jerry and Mary Cross Lavon Varner

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