Loras Freiburger Obituary

Loras F.  Freiburger
Loras F. "Lorry" Freiburger
Loras F. Freiburger

November 16, 1920 - January 11, 2011
Born in Rickardsville, Iowa
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Loras F. “Lorry” Freiburger, age 90, passed away at 2:55 a.m. Tuesday, January 11, 2011, at Mercy Hospice, Johnston, Iowa. Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Sherrill, Iowa. Burial will be in Ss. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Sherrill, Iowa.

Lorry was born on November 16, 1920, in Rickardsville, Iowa, the son of Frank B. and Catherine (Garry Freiburger. He married Germaine “Gerry” Nauman on September 8, 1948, at Holy Ghost Catholic Church, Dubuque. They have resided in Des Moines for the past 62 years. Lorry worked in sales. He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus in Des Moines. He also was a member of a Bridge Club, but his favorite card game was Euchre. Lorry loved to fix things, especially cars, bicycles, and appliances. He loved music and enjoyed playing his guitar for his family and during neighborhood parties.

Lorry is survived by his wife of 62 years, Gerry Freiburger, of Des Moines; four daughters, Ann (Doug) Cave, of Springfield, MO, Lynne (Harvey) Benoit of Ottawa, Canada, Julie (Tom) Robison of Trinity, Texas,
Mary (Charles) Vernon of Anamosa, Iowa; three sons, Loras (Lynette) Freiburger of Liverpool, NY, William Freiburger of Des Moines, Gary Freiburger of Peoria, IL; 20 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren as well as many nieces & nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Virginia Burkhart; and a brother and sister-in-law, DeWayne& Bernie Freiburger.

To celebrate Lorry’s life, friends may visit from 5:00 to 7:00 PM Thursday, January 13, with a vigil service at 6:00 PM at Westover Funeral Home at 6337 Hickman Road in Des Moines, Iowa.

Memorials may be made to Mercy Hospice in Johnston or Holy Trinity Catholic Church




Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Thursday, January 13, 2011
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church
5131 Sherrill Rd.
Sherrill, IA US 52073
Saturday, January 15, 2011
11:30 AM
Ss Peter and Paul Cemetery
Sherrill, IA US
Saturday, January 15, 2011