HOWARD C. FREYGANG, 82, of Ball Lake, Hamilton, Ind., passed away Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 in his home. Howard was born Nov. 29, 1931 in Fort Wayne, Ind., the son of the late Carl Julius and Clementine Mary (Minnich) Freygang. He was a 1950 graduate of Central Catholic High School, Fort Wayne. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict. He married Charlotte Jane Burch on April 30, 1955 in Cincinnati, Ohio, and she preceded him in death on Sept. 14, 2000. He was a salesman for Columbia Liquors, Northern Liquors and LaSalle Distributors. He was also an electrician and was a former owner of a small electrical store in Fort Wayne. He was a long time member of St. Therese Catholic Church in Fort Wayne, until moving to Hamilton, where he became a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Angola, Ind. A talented musician, he played drums nearly every weekend with area bands, most recently with the Two Tones. He was a member of the Association of Country Musicians and Entertainers, Mid-Wayne Civic Association and the Fort Wayne Musicians Association Local 58. He was a member of the American Legion Post #47, 467 and 241. He also belonged to the Moose and Elks. He loved to make rocking horses which he gave to countless individuals. He also enjoyed caring for his grandchildren and fishing. Surviving are his three children, Daniel Freygang of Fort Wayne, Cassandra Jones of Hamilton and Janel (Dr. Sy) Saeed of Greenville, N.C.; ten grandchildren, Thea Freygang, Tara (Clinton) Baals, Kylee (Michael) Light, Jessica Jones, Chad Jones, Seth Jones, Zach Saeed, Karen Saeed, Sophie and Natalie Saeed; four great-grandchildren, Madelon Baals, Luna Baals, Gwenivere Baals and Pheobe Light; three brothers, Richard Freygang of Fort Wayne, Kenneth Freygang of San Diego, Calif. and Ray (Julie) Freygang of Fort Wayne; two sisters, Pauline Kiproff of Fort Wayne and Doris (Steve) Doucette of Bolivar, Mo. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Charlotte; son, Kevin; and great-grandson, Foxx Daniel Baals. Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 700 West Maumee Street, Angola, Ind. Father Bernard Zajdel officiating. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 at Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home, 3985 E. Church St., Hamilton, Ind., with a Rosary service at 7:30 p.m. Interment will follow service in Hamilton Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions be made to the . Condolences and expression of sympathy may be sent to the family at

Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Feb. 10, 2014