Bruce Freeman


Posted: Wednesday, March 17, 2004

Kasilof resident Bruce Freeman died Wednesday, March 10, 2004, in an Anchorage hospital after a brief illness. He was 72.

He was cremated, and no services will be held.

Mr. Freeman was born Aug. 4, 1931, in Pasadena, Calif., to Ralph and Johanna Freeman.

He graduated from Taft Union High School in 1950. After high school, he attended Humboldt State College and was on the 1952 football team that recently was inducted into the Humboldt State Hall of Fame.

Mr. Freeman joined the U.S. Navy Seabees after college. Before shipping out, he married his college sweetheart, Barbara Anderson, the mother of his children.

He was a self-proclaimed "Jack of all trades, master of none," working in many fields, including mechanics and sales and as a pipe fitter on oil rigs. In recent years he enjoyed traveling with his special friend, Phyllis Torwick of Sterling.

"Bruce will be deeply missed by all who knew him, as will his quick wit and comebacks that brought joy to our hearts," his friends and family said.

Mr. Freeman was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Johanna.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Eva Freeman of Eureka, Calif.; daughter and son-in-law, Traci and Luca Lund of Everett, Wash.; grandchildren, Danielle Freeman and Alexander Lund; and brother, Irving Freeman of Taft, Calif.

Arrangements were made by Witzleben Funeral Home in Anchorage.

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