HAMILTON — Howard C. Freygang, 82, of Ball Lake, Hamilton, Indiana, passed away Friday, February 7, 2014, in his home.
Howard was born November 29, 1931, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, 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 September 14, 2000. Howard 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 longtime 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, Indiana. A talented musician, Howard 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. Howard 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, North Carolina; 10 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, California, and Ray (Julie) Freygang of Fort Wayne; two sisters, Pauline Kiproff of Fort Wayne and Doris (Steve) Doucette of Bolivar, Missouri. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Charlotte, son, Kevin, and great-grandson, Foxx Daniel Baals.
Mass of Christian Burial for Howard C. Freygang will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 15, 2014, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 700 West Maumee St., Angola, Indiana, with Father Bernard Zajdel officiating. Interment will follow in Hamilton Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday, February 14, 2014, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. with a Rosary service to begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday evening at the Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home, 3985 East Church Street, Hamilton.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions to be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
Condolences and expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at oberlinturnbull.com