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Douglas Martin Freese

March 23, 1928 ~ June 24, 2018 (age 90)
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Freese, Douglas

Age 90

Douglas Martin Freese was born to LeRoy Freese and Grace Ralphe Freese in Farmington, MN on March 23, 1928, the sixth of seven children. He graduated from high school in Hastings, MN in 1946. He served in the

US Army of Occupation of Japan until his honorable discharge in 1948. He then went to work for Ingram Products towing oil from New Orleans to St. Paul on the Mississippi river until 1952. In 1952 he married

Gail Gullickson and they relocated to Spokane Washington where he worked for Northwest Airlines and was a member of BRAC until his retirement in 1988. He loved his family and was never happier than

when he was with any or all of them. He enjoyed camping, Alaskan fishing trips, fishing on local lakes, bowling, playing softball,

traveling to visit family and friends, playing pinochle and cribbage with anyone who was up for a game. He loved to waterski with his last

run being the summer of his 80th year! He was a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church, he served the Lord all of his days and put his trust

in Him until the end.

Gail and Doug had four children, Paul(Patty) Freese of Puyallup, Catherine(John) Neer of Kennewick, Rod(Deanna) Freese, Mary(John)

Nyman, both of Spokane. He is survived by his wife, Gail of 65 years, his children and grandchildren, Krister(Monika) Freese,

Jessica(Matthew) Weber, Myja(Brian) Rieley, Elizabeth(Nina) Freelander, Chelsea(James) Bernhardt, Daniel(Amy) Freese, Kimberly

Freese, Lindsey Nyman, Stephanie(Shane) Baker, Rusanne(Jason) Modeland, and Trisha(Brayden) Stone, and great-grandchildren George

and Claire Freese, Issac and Caleb Weber, Sydney Rieley, Charlotte, Georgia and Audrey Bernhardt, Aria Freese, Elliana and Rilynn Baker,

Andrew Modeland and Tarec Stone and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, siblings, grandson Garrett Neer and

great-grandchildren, Christopher and Elizabeth Bernhardt. His memorial service will be held Sunday July 15 at 2:00pm at St Luke

Lutheran Church 9706 N Division, Spokane.

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