Obituaries

Galen Lee Freeman 1928 - 2017 Cottonwood, AZ

Galen Lee Freeman, 89, of Cottonwood, Arizona, passed away, December 29, 2017 at his home. A celebration of life service will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, December 6, at Quisenberry Funeral Home, 604 E 4th St, Tonganoxie, KS 66086. Pastor Doug Freeman will be officiating. Burial will follow at Hubble Hill Cemetery in Tonganoxie. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that you consider donations in honor of Galen to the National Veterans Foundation (www.nvf.org). Those wishing to sign Galen’s guestbook, share photos or memories, may do so at www.nevergone. com ./memorials/galenfreeman Galen was born Decemeber 12, 1928 in Lawrence, KS to Lewis Dale and Elizabeth (Hawkins) Freeman. He worked on the Freeman family farm in Tonganoxie until he entered the Navy at the age of 17, where he served as a seaman during World War II. On December 30, 1950 he married the former Betty Jean (Lay) Freeman in Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri. Galen worked as a heavy machine operator in building construction, and as an assembly line worker for General motors before he found his long career as a freight hauler. He spent his free time, in retirement, working as CommanderinChief of his local VFW Post 9271. He also continued to drive tour busses all around the country in addition to volunteering his time delivering meals on wheels in Cottonwood, AZ. He enjoyed reading, puzzlesolving, studying history and watching western movies. Galen played softball in the senior league and was in the National Senior Olympics in San Antonio Texas and was a competitive bowler for many years. Hunting and fishing were lifetime activities. Galen is survived by his daughter Lisa Gail Powell of Kansas City MO; his son, Douglas Alan Freeman and his wife Karen of Cottonwood, AZ; seven grandchildren; twelve greatgrandchildren; and one greatgreatgrandchild. He is also survived by sister Dalene Mulich of Bonner Springs, KS; and three brothers: Earl and Debbie Freeman of Piper, KS., Stewart Freeman of Bonner Springs, KS., and Rick and Brenda Freeman of Bonner Springs KS.