Freda S. Brosamle, age 104, of Cushing, passed away on Friday, September 13, 2019 at Cherokee Regional Medical Center of Cherokee.
A funeral service was held on Monday, September 16, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at the St. John’s Lutheran Church of Cushing with Rev. Tami Groth officiating. Burial was held at the Cushing Cemetery of Cushing. Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Holstein was in charge of arrangements.
Freda (Westphal) Brosamle was born March 28, 1915 in Battle Township, southeast of Cushing, Iowa, the daughter of Ferdinand and Betty (Dittmer) Westphal.
She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith at St. John Lutheran Church in Cushing, where she remained a faithful member her entire lifetime. She was active in the Ladies organizations and taught Sunday school and Bible school.
Freda received her education in the Cushing Consolidated School, graduating with the class of 1934.
She was united in marriage to Raymond Brosamle on October 25, 1934 at the Lutheran parsonage in Yankton, S.D. They farmed in Woodbury County until they retired to their home in Cushing in 1977.
Freda was a homemaker. She enjoyed the farm, gardening, flowers, sewing, quilting, scrapbooking and reading. Cards were also a favorite pastime and she belonged to several card clubs.
Her family was a great joy to her. She enjoyed her family at picnics, holidays and any and all other gatherings. She loved her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren and attending many of their sporting and musical events was a favorite activity.
Survivors left to cherish her memory include a son, Rodney (Marllys) Brosamle of Galva, IA; a daughter, Gail Stanton of Correctionville, IA; five grandchildren: Jeffery (Mikell) Brosamle, Joy (Duane) Babcock, Nancy (John Jr.) Jacobs, Brad (Janine) Stanton, Thomas (Lorie) Stanton; and 12 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond; one grandson, Timothy R. Stanton; sisters Hilda Groepper, Linda Groepper and Ella Meins; a brother, Henry Westphal; three brothers-in-law, Lester Groepper, Arnold Groepper and Henry Meins; and a sister-in-law, Marcella Westphal.