Naomi Jean Freund




Born: July 24, 1938
Death: November 30, 2013

Naomi Jean Freund, 75, of Lowell, died Saturday, November 30, 2013, at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids after a courageous battle with a brief illness. Jean was born in Rose Township, Michigan, on July 24, 1938, the second daughter of Russell & Larene Munger. She graduated from Ionia High School in 1956 & continued her studies at Lansing Business School. She worked for the State of Michigan before receiving her real estate license. She enjoyed a long & successful career in the Novi area before deciding to follow a dream: to buy a bakery in Colorado. Jean spent 8 years in Colorado before returning to the Novi area to pick up her real estate career once more. She retired to Lowell in 2000. Jean made an impact everywhere she went & touched the lives of so many in her path. Her sparkling eyes, bright smile & infectious laugh lit up any room. She enjoyed traveling, weaving, knitting & gardening but most of all, spending time with her family. Jean will be greatly missed by her dear friend & love, Frank Ruggiero; sisters Wanda (Bill) Shurlow and Betsy (Carl) Koehnlein; nieces & nephews Deb (John) Parsons, Scott (Amy) Shurlow, Cindy (Brad) Masse, Roz (Chad) Clemens, Carrie (Gerry) Koehnlein-Alden, Kelly (Jeff) Sandborn and Brian Opfer; eight great-nieces & nephews; many close friends & acquaintances. Funeral Service will be held Thursday, December 5th 11:00 a.m. at Roth-Gerst Chapel, 305 N. Hudson, Lowell, with visitation 9:30-11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to be made to the Franciscan Process Center, 11650 Downes Street, Lowell, Michigan 49331.

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