Bernard “Sandy” Freeman, 88, of Medora passed away Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, at Lutheran Community Home in Seymour following a brief illness.
Born March 9, 1928, he was the son of Urby Freeman and Olean Shelton Freeman in Carr Township. He was married to Carolyn Trueblood Freeman of Medora from 1950 until her death in 1976.
He attended school in Medora and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War. He worked as a brick layer and cement mason for Repp & Mundt Construction for 28 years and American Precast Concrete for 20 years.
He was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Medora.
Raised on a farm with his parents and five brothers, Sandy enjoyed a lifelong love of the outdoors, fishing, hunting and farming.
He is survived by two grandsons, Will Freeman of Atlanta and Scott Freeman of Columbus; two great-grandchildren, Conner and Carli Freeman of Columbus; brothers, Ray Freeman of Seymour and Bob Freeman of Medora; and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
He was preceded in death by son, William (Dorothy) Freeman of Maine; and brothers, Harry Freeman of Columbus, Ralph Freeman of Brownstown and Glenn Freeman of Medora.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Medora, with the Rev. Jack Belk officiating.
Burial will be at White River Valley Cemetery in Medora. Graveside military rites will be handled by the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Vietnam Vets, all of Seymour.
Calling will be from 10 a.m. until time of service Tuesday at the church.
Arrangements were handled by Hague Funeral Home, Medora.