Neoma Mae (Seydel) Freeburn 93

Neoma Mae (Seydel) Freeburn 93, of Conrad, IA passed away Saturday, November 23, 2013 at Oak Estates in Conrad, Iowa. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, November 27, 2013, at the Conrad United Methodist Church in Conrad. Visitation will be on 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at the Conrad Chapel of the Anderson Funeral Homes, in Conrad. Online condolences may be sent to

Neoma was born December 01, 1919 in Medelia, Minnesota to Michael and Marie (Kelley) Seydel. She was united in marriage to Harry D. Freeburn on October 02, 1939 in Princeton, MO. She was very proud of being a Navy wife and most importantly a sub-vet of WW11 wife. During her life she was a great care giver and enjoyed telling stories and more stories again and again. She was a wonderful Grandmother, Great Grandmother and a Great Great Grandmother. Neoma loved giving hugs and kisses and better yet, receiving them. Her good byes always ended with “I love You!”

Left to cherish her memory is her daughter and her family: Frances (Dave) Blackburn of Conrad along with their children Darb and Donna Blackburn of Dubuque, Carrie (Zac) Colson, Tony (Ali) Lugrain of Kentucky, Tyler Lugrain of Dubuque, Benjamin Blackburn of Boone, and Keegan Blackburn of Dubuque; Aaron and Tamara Blackburn Brookshire, Tx , Cody and Clay; Holly (Brent) Gunderson of Conrad, Dominick, Orion, Boston, and Irish; Dustin and Jen Blackburn of Conrad, Harper; Tyler Blackburn of Conrad. Daughter-in-law Helen Freeburn Silva of Norwich, CT. and her family; Cheryl (Ray) Burdick of Groton, CT; Harry Freeburn 111(Paula Ward) of CT., Adam and Kristal; Kevin Silva of Ct.; John and Cheryl Silva of Ct. ; John; and Keith Silva of Ct.;and a sister-in-law Joyce Seydel of Rodondo Beach, CA; and three great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Harry Daniel Freeburn Sr.; son Harry Daniel Freeburn Jr.; Granddaughter Harriet Freeburn; and her brother Donald Seydel.