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Dorothy Carberry Freund, 95, passed into heaven Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, 2014, in Iron River, Mich. A Memorial Mass was Friday, Feb. 21, at St. Peter the Fisherman Parish in Eagle River, Wis., with burial at a later date. She was born Sept. 16, 1918, in Richland Center, Wis., to Joseph and Margaret Smyth Benton Carberry and raised in Madison, Wis., where she attended Blessed Sacrament Grade School and Edgewood High School. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin and was a member of the Chi Omega sorority. While attending the University of Wisconsin, she met and later married William F. Freund on Aug. 26, 1940. They celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary last August with family and friends. Dorothy was a very talent­ed and established artist, and won several national awards and contests. She especially loved doing portraits of her children and grandchildren. As an excellent seamstress, she also loved to knit sweaters and hats for all of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dorothy loved her family and living at their summer home in northern Michigan. A joy for her was having all of her children visit for their summer vacations, boating, nature walks and baking cookies; most of all, the homemade bread, jelly and jams from walks in the woods gathering local berries. She loved to travel to Ireland to her ancestral home and visited there often, and was a member of the Georgian Court Society. In 1945, Dorothy and Bill moved from Madison to Columbia, where Bill taught at Stephens College for 20 years. While in Columbia, Dorothy belonged to many organizations, including the Cecile Taylor Circle of Kings Daughters, the Columbia Art League, Sacred Heart Church and the American Association of University Women. She is survived by her husband, William “Bill” Freund of the home; three daughters, Freya Freund (Charles) Pease, Marlene Freund and Patricia Freund (Douglas) Sommers; one son, Frederick “Fritz” Freund; seven grandchildren, Lisa Cornett (Charles) Schmitz, Laura Cornett (David) Brownfield, Libby Cornett, William (Rosa) Summers, Katy Summers, Nicholas Freund and Robert Paul Baechle; and six great-grandchildren, Grady and Avery Schmitz, Bennett and Emily Brownfield, and Hagan and Freya Sanderson. She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Margaret Carberry McLaughlin; and one brother, Thomas H. Carberry. She will be greatly missed by her family. PAID OBITUARY

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 11:48 AM

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