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Howard Freygang, 82

Howard C. Freygang, 82, years, 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 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, 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; 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, 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 Street, Angola, Indiana with Father Bernard Zajdel officiating.  Interment will follow in Hamilton Cemetery.  The family with receive friends on Friday, February 14, 2014 from 2:00 – 4;00 and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. with a Rosary service to begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday evening in the funeral home.

Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Condolences and expression of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.oberlinturnbull.com

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