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Freda (Kuhn) Deuschle, 88, formerly of rural Pilot Grove, Missouri, passed away Monday, November 20, 2017, at Boone Hospital Center, Columbia, Missouri.
A private family memorial service (immediate family) will be held at the Lamine Baptist Church as Freda wished. A graveside service will be held for family members at a later date.
Freda donated her body to the Gift of Body Program, University of Missouri School of Medicine, for the advancement of medical science and education. Freda was a loving and caring woman who always thought of others first and never complained about the hardships she faced during her lifetime. It was only natural for Freda to make her last gesture one that would benefit future doctors and professional caregivers who give help and protection to someone who is sick.
Freda was born on September 14, 1929, in rural Anamoose, McHenry County, North Dakota, the daughter of John and Christina (Rauser) Kuhn. Freda received her education in a country school, of the type that many children of her generation attended, which prepared her well for the demands and challenges that life in the early 1900s would bring. Her early years were spent working on the family farm and taking care of her younger brother and sister when her mother passed away when Freda was only eight years old.
Life greatly improved for Freda when she was united in marriage to Earl Lewis Deuschle on June 25, 1947 in the parsonage of the First Baptist Church, Sedalia, Missouri. To this union were born six children. The couple made their home on Peaceful Valley Farm in rural Pilot Grove, Missouri. Freda took great pleasure in raising her children to love and respect others and supporting them and her husband in their every endeavor from farming, raising cattle, pulling river gravel, and hunting and fishing, two favorite pastimes of Earl’s. Their many friends in the community and others from far and wide would make trips to Peaceful Valley Farm to enjoy Freda and Earl’s company and participate in the pursuit of coyotes, quail, raccoon, squirrel, and catfish that Earl would dispatch with his trusty cleaning knife and hatchet. But, what everyone enjoyed most, were the sumptuous meals and yeast breads Freda would prepare which were feasts fit for royalty.
Freda was a longtime member of the Lamine Baptist Church where she served as Secretary and Treasurer. She was also the Treasurer of the Lamine Community Center for many years. Freda was always involved in her children’s school events, whether it be helping in the cafeteria for class fundraisers or baking cookies or cupcakes for class parties, and making sure they did their homework and chores and getting on the school bus promptly. Freda was very happy that her children were successful in life and she was also proud of the spouses her children chose.
Freda loved to travel and made many trips within the United States and overseas.
Freda left a legacy to her descendants far more valuable than gold or silver. She left them with strong principles, knowing the difference between right and wrong, possessing a true love and unwavering support of family. Her kindness and generosity, her spirit and wonderful personality will never be forgotten.
Freda was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Earl; 2 brothers, Delbert Kuhn and Robert Kuhn; and 5 sisters, Alice Kuhn, Viola Kuhn, Dorothy Cornine, Minnie Kuhn and Ramona Thelin.
Freda is survived by her sons, Stanley (Colleen) Deuschle of Pilot Grove, Missouri; Roger (Ronnie) Deuschle of Warrensburg, Missouri; daughters Bonnie (Lloyd) Closser of Sedalia, Missouri; Paula (Dean) Guier of Sweet Springs, Missouri; Christie (David) Dennis of Fayette, Iowa; and Kimberly Deuschle of Independence, Missouri; eleven grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.
Condolences and memorials may be sent to Roger Deuschle, 883 NE 121st Rd, Warrensburg, MO 64093 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Memorial gifts will go to the Lamine Baptist Church and the Show ME Christian Youth Home in Freda’s name.