Name: Gerry Freml
Originally from: Denison, Iowa; moved to Harlan in 1981
Occupation: Started with Northwest Iowa Power Cooperative in 1981 as temporary lineman. I worked through the various positions and currently I am a line crew foreman.
Joined K of C: February 16th of 1997
Offices held in the Order: Outside Guard.
Hobbies and interests: Wood working, hunting, gardening
What comes to mind when I think of the K of C? Christian men working together for the good of the community.
K of C projects involved in: Lent fish fries, Tootsie Roll Drives, KC breakfasts, Host meetings at my Shed and various projects around the Church.
Why Am I a Knight?
By Gerry Freml
I grew up with my parents and five brothers on a farm south of Denison. One of the first memories of the Knights of Columbus was a picnic at Nelson’s Park in Crawford County. I remember that it had to do with the church, a lot of good food and Catholic kids running around having a good time. I graduated from Denison High School and went right into Northwest Iowa Community College for the lineman program. After graduating from this program, I accepted a job with Northwest Iowa Power Coop in 1981 as a temporary lineman and worked my way up to crew foreman today.
I met my wife, Diane, in Harlan and have three grown children. In my spare time, I enjoy woodworking, hunting, canning vegetables and fruits and smoking variety of meats. I also enjoy gardening and preserving foods with my wife.
Some of the better organizations I have joined are the Knights of Columbus and Harlan Fire Department where different personalities and talents come together for the good of the community and at a time of need. I don’t remember why I joined the Knights, but I remember it had to do with the members and their personalities. When I think of the Knights of Columbus, what comes to mind is individuals working together for the good of the church and community. Everyone is always working together with a smile. It’s great to be a part of the organization that has the respect of their community.