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The Runge Mortuary & Crematory

838 East Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA

OBITUARY

Marilyn D. Freking

March 31, 1941September 2, 2019
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Marilyn Dee Freking, 78, of Bettendorf passed away Monday, September 2, 2019 at Genesis East Medical Center.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, September 6, 2019 at 10:30 am at St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Bettendorf. A prayer service will be held on Thursday, at 3:30pm followed by a visitation from 4-7pm at The Runge Mortuary. Burial will follow at Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. John Vianney Catholic Church in her name. Online condolences may be left at www.rungemortuary.com.

She was born March 31, 1941 in Ft. Dodge, IA; the daughter of Dee and Mary (Nelson) Stevens. On March 3, 1960 she married Mike Freking. They went on to enjoy 58 years of marriage. She enjoyed crafts, ceramics and owned a cake decorating business. She also was very active in her church and had worked for the Bettendorf School District. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was the President of the Auxiliary of the Enlisted Association of the Iowa National Guard.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, Mike; children: Ken Freking; Kevin (Tara) Freking and Katherine (Allan) Carroll; grandchildren: Riley, Wyatt and Weston Freking; Adrianna and Chloe Carroll and a sister, Lucy Cooper. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Joyce.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Genesis East ICU Nurses and Dr. Proctor for their exceptional care and compassion shown to Marilyn and her family.

  • FAMILY

  • Dee Earl Stevens, Father (deceased)
  • Mary Stevens, Mother (deceased)
  • Michael Freking, Husband
  • Ken Freking, Son
  • Kevin (Tara) Freking, Son
  • Katherine (Allan) Carroll, Daughter
  • Lucy Cooper, Sister
  • Also surviving are her grandchildren: Riley, Wyatt and Weston Freking; Adrianna and Chloe Carroll. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Joyce.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Riley Freking, Pallbearer
  • Wyatt Freking, Pallbearer
  • Weston Freking, Pallbearer
  • Ken Freking, Pallbearer
  • Allan Carroll, Pallbearer
  • Kevin Freking, Pallbearer
  • DONATIONS

  • St. John Vianney Catholic Church

Services

  • Prayer Service Thursday, September 5, 2019
  • Visitation Thursday, September 5, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, September 6, 2019

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Jennifer Reinhold Shetler

September 7, 2019

I was so saddened to hear of Marilynn’s passing. She was a wonderful friend to my mom. I think fondly of her whenever I see a picture of my wedding cake! I enjoyed catching up with her anytime I’d run into her up at the dome. Thoughts and prayers to Mike and their family at this time.

Dee Hansen

September 6, 2019

Dear ones, Although we never had the opportunity to get acquainted with Marilyn, our daughter, Shannon, has shared how sweet she was and how much she loved her family.
We will continue to pray for your family and the days ahead as you mourn your loss and embrace the sweet memories.
Jerry & Dee

Jeff Winter

September 5, 2019

Kevin and Family,
My sympathy goes out to you and your family
with the passing of your mom.
Sincerely,
Jeff Winter

Scott Cooper

September 5, 2019

I will miss my aunt Marilyn. I will always have her memory of the cake she made for my wedding I am so going to miss her. She was always good with my mother and her sister. I know where she is she is looking down on us and keeping us safe. I know she will be waiting for us and now she can see her sister and be with her parents and loved ones. I know we will see her again and will be enjoying her cake. Love you Aunt Marilyn and will keep you all in my prayers.

Diane Wendhausen

September 5, 2019

Kevin and family it is so difficult to lose a mother, no one can ever replace her. At this time, try to remember the good memories and all the love she gave. Offering condolences and prayers to your family from ours.

Penny Abbott

September 4, 2019

I have lots of lovely memories of aunt Marilyn, That I will cherish forever, we will miss you.

Leah Featherstone

September 4, 2019

I did not know Marilyn
But I know she did a stellar job
Raising her children.
Kevin is one of the most
Caring helpful and honorable men
I know.
Blessings Freking family
Leah featherstone

Weston Freking

September 3, 2019

My grammy made the best birthday cakes and she was so good at coloring. I miss her and love her so much.

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