Mel Freese, 87, former Madison area resident, died on March 14, 2015, in Texas. Interment services will begin at 2 p.m. Sun., Aug. 2, at The Lakes Golf Course Memorial Garden. A time of sharing and reception will follow at The Lakes Restaurant.
Freese was born on April 27, 1928, at Wellsburg, Iowa. His mother died when he was 7 days old and he was raised by his maternal grandparents. He worked in the trucking industry most of his life, first as a driver, then as a salesman of trucking services and finally as a dispatcher.
He lived in Mission, Texas for many years. In 2003, he started coming to South Dakota for the summers. He worked in the clubhouse at The Lakes Golf Course.
Survivors include a son Kenneth (Jane) of Minneapolis, Minn.; a daughter, Char (Mark) Aloisio of Malta; four grandchidlren; two brothers and a sister from Waterloo, Grundy Center and Wellsburg, Iowa; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandparents; parents; a brother; and a daughter.
The Kahler Funeral Home of Dell Rapids is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to www.kahlerfh.com.