Obituary: Fredrick Freeman

 

March 6, 2023

Fredrick Freeman

Fredrick Freeman

Fredrick "Fred" Freeman, 90, of Bismarck, N.D., formerly of Carrington, N.D., passed away peacefully February 23, 2023, with his son, Greg by his side at St. Gabriel's nursing home in Bismarck.

Fred's visitation was Friday, March 3 from 1:00-7:00 p.m., with family present from 5:00-7:00 p.m., with a Rosary Service at 6:45 p.m., followed by a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m., all at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, March 4, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Carrington, N.D., with Father Terry Dodge officiating. Jennifer Hoornaert was pianist and special music was provided by the Sacred Heart Choir. His burial was at the Carrington Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Brett Sharbono, Matthew Sharbono, Riley Sharbono, Shane Freeman, Tyler Freeman, Brandon Leier and Emily Leier.

Fredrick Laverne Freeman was born September 17, 1932, to Arthur Sr. and Elsie (Partlow) Freeman near Bordulac, N.D. Fred was drafted in the army, served in the Korean War and received an honorable discharge.

Fred married the love of his life, Verna Bittner on September 20, 1958, at St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church in Sykeston, N.D. After their marriage, they moved near Eldridge, N.D., where Fred worked for a farmer. They eventually rented a farm and moved near Sykeston where he farmed and raised animals.

In 1972, they moved to Carrington where Fred was employed for several years with Farmers Union Oil Company and later as a plant manager with a local fertilizer company. Fred was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

His passion was the outdoors - he enjoyed camping, fishing and hunting - and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren. His grandchildren loved his big heart, his smile, his jokes, and the adventures he took them on. They each had one last smile, one last hug and one last "I love you" they will cherish forever.

Fred is survived by his loving wife, Verna of 64 years; his children, Tim of Bismarck, Cindy (Randy) Sharbono of Prior Lake, Minn., and Greg (Jody) of Bismarck; grandchildren: Brett (Mariah), Matthew (Rhea) and Riley (Rachel) Sharbono, Shane (Erin) and Tyler Freeman, and Emily (Brandon) Leier; great-grandchildren: Connor, Natalie and Elizabeth Sharbono, Poe Leier, Isla Sharbono and Baby Leier due in August; brother, Art Jr., of Carrington; sister, Lois (Jim) Mahutga of Carrington; brothers-in-law: Ray Haugen and Terry Luggar; sister-in-law Delores (Ray) Scherr and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, infant brother, infant daughter, sisters: Shirley Haugen, Marie (Charles) Mehring, and Cathy Luggar; sisters-in-law: Lois Freeman and Virginia Freeman and brothers-in-law: Daris (Mabel) Bittner and Vernon (Fran) Bittner.

Blessed be his memory.

Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Carrington and New Rockford, N.D.

 
 

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