OBITUARY

Helen Christine Freund

2 January, 19244 January, 2021

Helen Christine Freund passed away quietly on January 4th, 2021 at the age of 97. Helen was born January 2, 1924 in Omaha, Nebraska. Helen loved sharing stories of picking asparagus, loading up and taking their vegetables to the old market in Omaha. After graduating from Bensen High School, she left for Los Angeles, CA. Helen met Palmer Freund at Olivette Lutheran during this time. They were married at Our Saviors Lutheran in Omaha on July 8, 1949. Palmer had a farm in North Dakota but decided he would like to settle in Nebraska. In 1950 they decided on Fremont and purchased a lot on Maxwell St. They did most of the building themselves after work. On April 1st, 1955 they purchased Fremont Engineering Co. Their son, Robert was born in 1954 and Marilyn in 1958. In the early 60’s they moved to Martin St. Again, Helen did most of the interior work. In the early 70’s Palmer’s arthritis prompted a move to warmer weather and they moved to Glendale, Arizona. The couple started Palmer’s Plumbing in Sun City, which grew so they purchased a lot and built a small strip mall. Growing still, in 1984 they purchased more land, built a strip mall, and added a mini storage. Palmer and she were able to travel to many countries around the world. They enjoyed time in Maui and a cabin in the mountains near Flagstaff. Palmer and Helen enjoyed their motor home days, traveling the United States. In 2000, they had retired and moved into Royal Oaks Care Center. Helen and Palmer continued to travel until Palmer’s health declined. After his passing in 2007, Helen continued to stay active. Through her life, she was a devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandma, aunt and woman of faith. Helen is survived by her son Robert (Debbie, Cassie, Carly), daughter Marilyn (Doug, Megan, Morgan, Kyle), great grandson Logan, and many nephews and nieces. Helen was preceded in death by her grandson Derek. Helen lived a full and faithful life. She will be missed by all.

The service for Helen will be Friday, January 15, 2021 at Sunland Memorial Park & Mortuary, 15826 Del Webb Blvd., Sun City, AZ 85351. Due to Covid, the service will be limited to family.

In lieu of flowers, please consider giving to the University of Arizona Foundation – Valley Fever Center of Excellence – Medical Research Building, Room 119, 1656 E. Mabel St. PO Box 245215 Tucson, AZ 85724.

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Jim & Barbara Munter

11 January 2021

Helen was our friend and mentor on life and how to live it with grace and integrity. She & Palmer were the most generous people we have known. We love them and will forever miss our time together....till we meet again.