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Sharleen Freel


Sharleen A. Freel, 79, of Kalona, formerly of Wellman, died Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, at Pleasantview Home in Kalona. Celebration of Life services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at First Baptist Church in Wellman, with Pastor Mark Larson officiating. Burial will follow at Wellman Public Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, Sept. 2, from 4 to 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Wellman.
A memorial fund has been established for First Baptist Church.
Sharleen Ann Freel was born Oct. 21, 1936, in Iowa City, Iowa, the daughter of Melvin L. and Marjorie (Blumenstein) Miller. She graduated from Wellman High School. On Nov. 25, 1954, she was united in marriage to Wesley A. Freel at First Baptist Church of Wellman. She was a farm wife and member of First Baptist Church, where she served as organist for 60 years. She played for countless weddings and funerals and at Saturday evening Mass at Holy Trinity Catholic Church for many years.
Sharleen loved music, gardening and spending time with her grandchildren and attending their activities.
Survivors include a daughter, Deb (Bob) Yoder of Kalona; son, Mike (Jan) Freel of Washington; daughter-in-law, Chris Freel of Kalona; eight grandchildren, Shanna Freel, Jared (Sara) Freel, Matthew (Julia) Freel, Megan Yoder, Stephanie (Tyler) Weers, Brandon Freel, Jennifer (Logan) Schnoebelen and Mariah Freel; two great-grandchildren, Ascher Freel and Nora Weers; and one brother, Bill (Karyl) Miller of Washington.
Preceding Sharleen in death were her parents; her husband, Wesley; daughter, Kathy Miller; son, Steve Freel; granddaughter, Allison Yoder; and brothers and sisters-in-law, Duane Miller, Dean (Patty) Miller and Donnie (JoAnn) Miller.