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Freemont Fish
September 17, 1967 - January 20, 2018

Freemont Fish, 50, of Oelwein passed away on Saturday January 20, 2018 at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo following a sudden illness.  Visitation will be from 4-7PM on Friday January 26, 2018 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home in Oelwein.  Funeral services will begin at 11:00 AM on Saturday January 27, 2018 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home.  A memorial fund has been established.

Freemont Lee Fish was born in Waterloo, Iowa on September 17, 1967 to parents Robert and Angie (Schnieder) Fish.  He graduated from West Delaware High School in Manchester with the class of 1986.  He then served in the United States Air Force.  He was currently employed with Prinsco in Jesup.  Freemont enjoyed NASCAR, watching westerns, listening to Hank Williams Sr. and was an avid Minnesota Vikings fan.  He will be fondly remembered for his unique sense of humor and laugh.

Left to celebrate Freemont’s life are his children: Bobbie Heibert of Fairmont, MN, Kendale Chandler of Burnsville, MN and Jodie Fish of Fairmont, MN; his father and step-mother Robert (Lynn) Fish of Seale, AL; his siblings: Mary Brewer, Raymond Fish, Dorene (Dicky) Roberts, Julie (Brian) Pauling, Bobby Berquist, Jerry Larson and Tina Haar; his grandson Jude Smitherman and one on the way; many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by his mother Angie Beaman; his step-father Denny Beaman; grandmother Phyllis Banning; grandmother Cecil Fish; cousin Cody Dowd and uncle Ray Dowd. 


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Julie A Wuchter on June 28, 2023 at 7:48 AM said:

Freemont was a very unique nice friend to hang out with. He had a great sense of humor and laugh you could never forget. And he help people in need and he was a hard worker Though 5 years has passed he will always be remembered. God Bless Freemont, friends and family
Kathy Killingsworth on January 28, 2018 at 11:58 AM said:

Freemont Fish was not only an amazing best friend. He was a relentless father to 3 kids. Always there for them without failure. Actually he was the kind of daddy that many kids never have. Just ask my adult kids. They R all grown now & can tell yu for themselves. Freemont I will never stop missing yu. In sure yu R somewhere telling the story about my pizza that time I forgot to add sauce. Getting one more laugh at my expense. Haha I love yu dear friend. XOXO luv Kat
Logan Prentice on January 28, 2018 at 12:48 AM said:

It's surreal to think that my cousin has left this world. I still cannot believe it. I will miss you so much Free, and I know you will be watching me from above. I love you.
John Howe & Nancy, and also Lyle & Scott on January 25, 2018 at 10:46 AM said:

Our Hearts and Sympathy go out to everyone at this difficult time. May God Bless & Comfort all the Broken Hearts. Freemont we will miss your Laughter, Sense of Humor, Smile, Gentle Kindness and Hearing You Sing at our Karaoke Shows. Thanks for Touching Our Hearts and so Many Others. The World's an emptier place without you. We find Comfort in knowing we'll see you in Heaven one day and that you'll be a Special Angel watching over all of us. Your Forever Loved and Cherished in our Hearts. Love, John Howe (Cousin) & Nancy with "Star Class karaoke/DJ" and Lyle & Scott Peekenschneider.
Fern Bunnell on January 25, 2018 at 6:50 AM said:

So sorry for your loss. Freemont was a special person, he was a hard worker and willing to help anyone if he could.
Buddy and Jennifer Whidden on January 23, 2018 at 7:12 PM said:

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Bob and the rest of the family. He will be missed. Rest easy
Kathy Boeding on January 23, 2018 at 6:00 PM said:

Sending my sympathy and prayers for strength at this sad time...I'm from the West Delaware Class of '86
Karla Beadle on January 23, 2018 at 5:38 PM said:

All my thoughts and prayers are with you all. I was a high school classmate and so heartbroke to hear about his passing. Rest in peace Freemont!
Beth Carnicle on January 23, 2018 at 5:16 PM said:

So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all
Vicki Freiburger on January 23, 2018 at 4:51 PM said:

Sympathy and prayers for those who knew and loved Freemont, from a member of the West Delaware Class of 1986
Miss Kate and the Staff at the Food Pantry on January 23, 2018 at 12:25 PM said:

We all remember Freemont and his gentle humor fondly from his volunteer service at the Independence Area Food Pantry. We are saddened to learn he is gone.

Miss Kate and All of Us at the Food Pantry
Aschenbrenner Trucking on January 23, 2018 at 8:25 AM said:

We are so sorry to hear the news about Freemont. Our hearts go out to the Fish family.

Mike and Michelle Aschenbrenner
The office staff of Aschenbrenner Trucking

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