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August 13, 2020

The Arc Foundation Director, Larry Freund passes away

The Arc is saddened by the loss of The Arc Foundation Executive Director, Larry Freund. Larry passed away on July 26th at the age of 84.

Mr. Freund provided support to The Arc of the Ozarks through the establishment and operation of The Arc Foundation, beginning in 2008. He was a continuous advocate for the individuals The Arc supports and our fundraising efforts. Mr. Freund provided insight and support numerous time the Development staff at The Arc.

Larry was a loving husband, caring father, beloved grandfather and a loyal friend. People who spent time with him were able to share his sense of humor and passion for life. He was known for his generosity and love for helping others.

In recent years, Freund also co-hosted a radio show called “The W Factor” on KWTO-AM with David Eslick. He hosted monthly shows about The Arc of the Ozarks, the programs we provide and how to get plugged in. Mr. Freund will be missed by so many in our community.