Obituary of John N. Freeburg, Jr.
Freeburg, John N., Jr. at the age of 88, passed away on November 8, 2021 at his home in Robbinsdale with his beloved wife by his side. Preceded in death by his parents John and Ruth (Carpenter) Freeburg; the Gordon brothers, Garold and Roland Freeburg; brother-in-law Bernard Reisberg; sisters-in-law Roseanne and Bea Freeburg; and niece Ruth Anne Freeburg. He is survived by his beloved and cherished college wife Carol, 64 years old. He will be sadly missed by his sons John N. Freeburg III, James (Tara) Freeburg and Charles (Lisa) Freeburg; grandchildren Alex, Merdena, Lara, Jack and Charlie; sisters-in-law Joanne Reisberg and Carol Freeburg; and his many nieces and nephews. Born in Mpls., Grew up in Anoka, graduated from Anoka high school, class of ’51. Enlisting in the Air Force, he served four years to include overseas service, and after his honorable discharge enrolled at the University of Minnesota, where he graduated BS in ’58. After graduation he went to work in sales for Goodin Company, a plumbing and heating wholesaler in downtown Mpls. The business grew and expanded and he retired as a sales manager after 32 years. He loved being part of the community and was active in Toastmasters for 20 years. He served on the Church Council at Salem Lutheran and was an active member of the Lutheran Church in Elim. John coached church basketball and enjoyed coaching his sons’ Little League teams. He expertly taught driver education classes for the elderly and they enjoyed his instruction and humor. He loved to travel and he and Carol traveled to China, all over Europe and South America. They have also traveled to Sweden several times to visit relatives. He enjoyed spending time with his family in his cabin on Big Eagle Lake, where he could enjoy nature and work on his projects. John was a wonderful and loving husband, a kind and welcoming father and a warm friend. John’s Memorial Service will take place on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. with one hour visits to the Elim Lutheran Church, 3978 W Broadway, Robbinsdale. Favorite memorials at the Lutheran Church in Elim. Washburn-McReavy.com Glen Haven Chapel 763-533-8643
Posted on November 16, 2021
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