In Memory of Kimiko Freund(1946 - 2018)

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Name
Kimiko Freund
Spouse
Peter Freund
Children
Mikiko
Birth Date
January 6, 1946
Blessing Date
July 1, 1982
Ascension Date
April 3, 2018  

Kimiko Freund was born on January 6, 1946 in Manchuria, China. Along with her four siblings, she was raised by Iwao and Masumi Ogawa in Fukuoka, Japan. Throughout middle school and high school, Kimiko was always seen with a smile on her face as she always exuded such strong and radiant energy. After high school, she worked for a life insurance company but also had the desire to travel the world. Despite her accomplishments and goals, she always found herself dissatisfied as she yearned for a deeper understanding of God and her true purpose in life.

Coincidentally, around early April of 1965, she was invited to her first Unification Church seminar. With an open mind and heart, she attended the workshop and instantly felt connected. From then on, she quit her job and devoted herself to a life for God and True Parents in May at the age of 19. After a few months, she was then assigned to work for Mr. Kuboki as his receptionist at the Tokyo Headquarters. Mr. Kuboki, as well as many other members, expressed constant praise for her high energy and beautiful smile.

Around 1971, Kimiko made her way to the United States with other Japanese missionaries to spread God’s word. After years of commitment to God and True Parents, she felt she was finally ready to share this love with somebody who too wanted to spread God’s providence by establishing one family centered on God. In 1979, Kimiko was matched with Peter Freund, followed by their Marriage Blessing in July 1982 with the 2,075 couples at Madison Square Garden. Together, they moved to Puerto Rico to manage the Ilhwa Ginseng Company and introduced Ginseng Up. After seventeen years of hard work and devotion to Ilhwa and the Puerto Rican community, Kimiko and her husband moved to Florida and then resided in New Jersey.

After years of trying to conceive, Kimiko received her daughter, Mikiko, on September 16, 1996. From that moment on, Kimiko devoted her life as a true homemaker, mother, and wife for the family she cared about so deeply. In November 2017, Kimiko was diagnosed with stage 4 kidney cancer. She fought hard with her persevering tenacity throughout different treatments, unfortunately, however, the cancer spread to her pancreas and lungs. On April 3, 2018 at approximately 3:00 AM, Kimiko passed away with her husband and daughter by her side. Kimiko is survived by her husband, Peter, her daughter, Mikiko, her sisters, Yoko and Kazuko, and her brother Yuji.

Kimiko will always be remembered for her deep love for God and True Parents. She was truly devoted to spreading God’s word and love, as she truly felt as though she was a soldier of God. She had the ability to uplift an entire room simply with her famous laughter and sense of humor. She was always recognized as an older sister figure whom many respected. Kimiko was passionate for the beauties of the world, such as nature, birds, and flowers. She will be remembered as a powerful and impactful wife, mother, and friend. Kimiko’s warm embrace and contagious smile will certainly be missed and eternally etched into our memories.

Seonghwa Ceremony

Time
10:00 AM
Date
Saturday, April 7, 2018
Location
Clifton Family Church: 78 DeMott Ave, Clifton, NJ, 07011

Comments (20)

  • Fernando P Hernandez

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    Peter: I am sorry to hear of Kimiko’s passing. I have fond memories of both of you when you lived in Miami. May Heavenly Father and True Father receive her with open arms as she begins her eternal life.

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  • Cn

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    This is beautifully written for a wonderful person. We will miss her a lot!!!

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  • Carol Pobanz

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    A wish for eternal joy to a very special sister.

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    • christoph kral

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      Dear Peter and family,
      Not having knowing Kimiko personally I was deeply touched by the presentation about her life.
      What a beautiful flower in God’s beautiful garden. How rich we are, that we are a family for eternity.
      Even it is a ceremony of passing into the next world this testimony is uplifting for us remaining her.
      Thank You
      Christoph Kral

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  • Phillip & Sunghee Soai Van

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    Mrs. Kimiko Freund is a Heavenly Parents daughter whose spirit and energy could be felt in any room she was in – and though she was a senior to most of us, it was difficult to estimate her age because her bright and powerful smile was her facial spiritual uplift.

    You’ve done well and Heavenly Parent is rejoicing at the sight of your earthly life.

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  • Kasia Stevens

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    Dear Peter,
    Love, hugs and positive thoughts about Kimiko to send her off at this time to be with Heavenly Father. I never forgot how many times your family helped me in Puerto Rico. You were very patient with my bad driving! Take care.

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  • Markus Buergi

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    Dear Brother, Dear Sister
    There is no RIP – there never was.
    I will meet my sister Kimiko most likely really busy and happy in SW. She will be in no time sharing with me about the Glory of God and True Parents, things not yet known in heart.
    – peace, blessings, and joy to all the Freunds

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  • Irmgard

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    Dear Peter and Mikiko,
    So sorry to hear about Kimiko’s passing, it was suddenly for me, had no idea about her health. Sorry to see her pass on too early. May be her body was tired?
    She will bring joy and laughter to wherever she goes. God’s speed Kimiko!

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  • Miyoko Fleming

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    I always appreciated Kimiko Onesan’s warm and kind heart and smile very much.
    May Kimiko san be eternally happy!
    May Heavenly Parent’s love and blessing be with your family!

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  • Yoshi Ichijo

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    Bon Voyage to Kimiko san!
    Now you are free without the pain you endured.
    We will join you sooner or later.
    Let us have our reunion celebration in SW.

    To the person in charge of this post: She arrived in the States in 1973, not 1971.

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  • Debra Bruce

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    To a lovely sister that I never met but can be certainly testified to for the great love she gave…I will love to meet her when so go to spirit world….thank you for all you did on this earth and my condolences to your family. From Australia

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  • Edy Iversen

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    Dear Peter and Family,

    Betsy and I keep you and your family and dear wife in prayer tonight. May God surround you with love, support and healing. She will be in a special place in Heaven for her filial heart. u
    With love,
    Edy Iversen in Paris
    Betsy Orman in Conn

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  • Lutondo Manitu

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    Peter: My family and myself are very sorry to learn the ascension of your wife to spirit world. We still have a good memory of you and Kimiko when I was in Little Ferry , New Jersey and your visit to my home in Elizabeth, NJ. Kimiko always by your side together working for God’s will. Let God réservés a special and beautiful place for her.
    Lutondo & family

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  • Jim Stinard

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    Dear Brother Peter and Sister Kimiko. I’ve had the great pleasure of working with both of you at UV Sales! Kimiko, thank you for your many contributions to all of us. You are such a warm-hearted and conscientious sister and gave much heavenly light to us here and will continue to emit your love and light in the spirit world. My prayers are with you and Peter.

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  • LOUIS MUAMBA

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    Nos condoleances à la Freud Family

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  • Laura Taylor Hayashi

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    Prayers. I am glad you could have the years you did, I know she will remain with you. I pray the various ceremonies and greetings can bring some comfort. all our love The Hayashi family

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  • Kate Tsubata

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    Dear Peter,
    We worked together many years ago, and I haven’t seen you in most of that time. I’m saddened by your loss of a lovely spouse and mother to your daughter. She sounds like a beautiful soul, and I am sure she is with your family, and merely released from pain and a heavy and failing physical vessel. Blessings always, Kate

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  • Thomas Hwang

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    Dear Kimiko san, we love you and remember with thanks for your divine love for everybody with such a gentle manner and sweet heart. Yes, we pray for your safe trip to Heaven!!
    Thomas and Kathleen Hwang

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  • Susan Edwards

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    Dear Peter, Kimiko san now in Spiritual World, speedy, love filled ascention to the Spiritual world. Thank you❤❤ for your loving commitment to Our Heavenly Parents and True Parents. Rodney and i will meet you with love in Spiritual World and will celebrate together. This is such an important time when True Parents are working for North, South Korea un ification. I am sure that. You will conyltinue to share your loving heart wherever you are. God bless your family and you forever. The Edwards family

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  • Mitch Dixon

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    Dear Peter, Thank you for your love and hard work in all these years. Blessings to Kimiko. I still remember staying at your beach house in Puerto Rico. Waking up and walking the surf at sunrise was spectacular. Many great memories. Kimiko was a special lady.

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