Margaret J. Freund
March 31, 1914 – June 28, 2012
Margaret J. Freund, 98, of South Bend died peacefully on Thursday, June 28, 2012 in Hospice House of South Bend following a brief illness. Mrs. Freund was born March 31, 1914 in Leiters Ford, IN to the late Carrie (Ball) and William Ginther and had lived in South Bend most of her life. On April 6, 1941 as Margaret J. Ginther she married Ernest E. Freund who preceded her in death March 4, 2005. She was also preceded in death by her son, Ernest E. “Woody” Freund, Jr. on January 31, 1968; sisters, Mildred Burrows, Portia Forster, Lodema Kitler, Dorothy Jones, and Alice Blimling; and brother, Clarence Ginther. She is survived by her daughter, Cynthia J. Snyder (Douglas) of South Bend; three grandchildren, Shannon Snyder of Elkhart, IN, Scott Snyder (Paige) of Fort Knox, KY and Ryan Snyder (Jennifer) of Mishawaka, IN; and two great-grandchildren, Brody and Avery Snyder. Margaret was employed as a sales clerk in serveral area stores including the former Hans-Reinsch store. She was a member of Albright United Methodist Church for over 50 years and served as a Sunday School teacher, cookie baker in the fall, and was the last member of the Keystone Class. She was a diehard Cubs fan and would root them on no matter what the score. She also knew the players by name and loved to critique and all the controversial plays. She’ll be greatly missed by all of her friends and loved ones. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 3rd in Albright United Methodist Church, W. Mishawaka Ave., Mishawaka with Rev. Warren Kirkwood officiating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park, Granger. Friends may call today, July 2nd in from 3 until 7 p.m. in the Welsheimer Family Funeral Home North, 17033 Cleveland Rd. and in the curch on Tuesday from 1:00 a.m. until the time of service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Center for Hospice Care, 111 Sunnybrook Ct., South Bend, IN, 46637. Family and friends may leave e-mail condolences at www.welsheimer.com.
Charitable donations may be made in Margaret's memory to the following organization:
Center for Hospice and Palliative Care
111 Sunnybrook Court, South Bend, IN 46637