Freda E. Burns

January 3, 2019

Jan. 6, 1917 – Dec. 23, 2018

Freda E. Burns, age 101, of Hendricks passed away Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018 at the Hendricks Nursing Home. Funeral service was 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018 in the House­man Funeral Home, Birk Chapel, Hendricks with Rev. Allen Molascon offi­ciating. Burial was in the Hendricks City Cemetery. Visitation took place Sat­urday, one hour prior to the service. The House­man Funeral Home, Birk Chapel in Hendricks was entrusted with the ar­rangements.
Freda E. Burns was born Jan. 6, 1917 to John and Emma (Gustafson) Bergh in Astoria, South Dakota. She was baptized and confirmed her faith in the Lord at the Fish Lake Swedish Mission Church pastored by her father, John Bergh.
She was united in mar­riage to Wade H. Burns on April 6, 1936 in Brookings, South Dakota. Through the 1940s, her family lived and worked in many plac­es through the Southwest. They were in Vancouver, Washington before re­turning to Hendricks in 1943. Freda’s faith and life gave her the ability to visit easily with everyone she met. She enjoyed 30 years working on Hen­dricks Main Street, wait­ing on customers at Heyl’s Produce, Carvel Johnson’s Clothing, Siverson’s Drug, and Shultz and Hendricks Hardware.
Freda was an excellent seamstress and loved to share her cooking and baking. She would often bring food to someone who was alone. To the very last years in the nurs­ing home she entertained many with her kindness and humor. Freda passed away Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018 at the Hendricks Nursing Home at the age of 101 years, 11 months and 17 days.
She is lovingly remem­bered by her daughter, Evon Burns; daughter-in-law, Audrey Burns; grand­sons: Jason and Wade (Kimberly) Burns; great grandchildren: Travis Burns, Katelyn (Raymond) Montez; great-great grandchildren: Noah and Kollin Montez; and many nieces and nephews.
Freda was preceded in death by her son Wayne; parents John and Emma Bergh; two brothers: Gay­lord and LeRoy Bergh; and two sisters: Anna (Melvin) Johnson and Vera (Clif­ford) Hoseck.
Blessed be her memory.