Matilda Defreaz (1924 - 2014)

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Matilda E. Defreaz, 90

Mahnomen, MN

February 2, 1924 - April 6, 2014

Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 11, 2014 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Eden Valley for Matilda E. Defreaz, age 90, who passed away Friday at her home. Rev. Tom Fischhaber will officiate and burial will be at Eden Lake Cemetery in Eden Valley. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services Friday at the funeral home.

Matilda was born Feb. 2, 1924 in Eden Valley to Clarence & Mathilda (Kollmyre) Welliver. She married Charles W. Freund, Jr. on Jan. 22, 1944, and Charles passed away on July 13, 1955. Mathilda married Harry Defreaz on June 8, 1967. She worked as a bookkeeper for various companies. Matilda enjoyed gardening, crocheting, and being outside.

Survivors include her husband, Harry of Brainerd; daughter and sons, JoAnn (Myron) Hlad of St. Cloud, Frank (Joyce) Freund of St. Cloud, and Charles W. Freund, III (Shirley) of Austin, TX; grandchildren, Christina Hlad, Sally (Jeff) Nestor, Rhonda (Ryan) Conda, Melanie Hlad, Kerry (Tyler) Schaff, Frank Freund, Jr., Nicole (Matthew) Leinonen, and Stephanie Freund; and eight great grandchildren. Matilda was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Charles; brothers, Ernest, Wesley, Arthur, LeRoy, and Clarence; and sister, Irene Gilman.

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Published in the St. Cloud Times on Apr. 8, 2014
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