Albert Lareidus Larsson


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Albert Lareidus Larsson was born October 5, 1886, in Vissefjärda , Kalmar Lan, Småland, Sweden, and died October 10, 1975, in Missoula, Missoula Co., MT, at age 89. He is the son of Sven Larsson Freeberg of Fröbbestorp, Torsas, Kalmar lan, Småland, Sweden, and Hilda Sophia Karlsdotter/Nicklauson of Visseljerda, Kalmar lan, Småland, Sweden.

Florence Blanche Orman was born January 27, 1886, in Madelia, Ramsey Co., MN, and died April 28, 1969, in Missoula, Missoula Co., MT, at age 83. She is the daughter of Henry Clark Orman of Seneca, Ontario Co., NY, and Elizabeth "Betsey" Cummings of Canada West.

Albert Lareidus Freeberg and Florence Blanche Orman were married September 8, 1909, in Livingston, Park Co., MT.

Albert Lareidus Freeberg and Florence Blanche (Orman) Freeberg had three children:

  1. Evelyn Florence Freeberg: Born November 5, 1912, in Miles City, Custer Co., MT; Died Unknown. Married August 17, 1937, in Miles City, Custer Co., MT, to Gordon Eugene Johnson: Born December 15, 1910, in Midale, Saskatchewan, Canada; Died May 5, 1993, in Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN (age 82). Buried in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN. His Parents are G. Olof Johnson of Sweden, and Hulda Egedia Peterson of Alexandria, Douglas Co., MN. Gordon then married (2) before 1959 in Unknown to Beulah G. Unknown; Born March 10, 1915, in Unknown; Died September 1, 1999, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA (age 84). Buried in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN.
  2. Clark Albert Freeberg: Born June 8, 1916, in Miles City, Custer Co., MT; Died December 6, 2010, at Big Sky Senior Living Center, Butte, Silver Bow Co., MT (age 94). Buried in Bucyrus Cemetery, Bucyrus, Adams Co., ND. Married September 17, 1940, to Edith Fay Striker: Born October 6, 1913, in Bucyrus, Adams Co., ND; Died July 13, 2008, in Butte, Silver Bow Co., MT (age 94). Buried in Bucyrus Cemetery, Bucyrus, Adams Co., ND.
  3. Raymond H. "Ray" Freeberg: Born April 18, 1918, in Miles City, Custer Co., MT; Died November 17, 1989, in Seattle, King Co., WA (age 71). Buried in Issaquah Hillside Cemetery, Issaquah, King Co., WA. Married (1) February 14, 1945, at the Courthouse, Seattle, King Co., WA, to Doris Underdahl; Born Unknown; Died Unknown. Married (2) August 7, 1954, in Seattle, King Co., WA, to Ruth C. (McQueen) O'Brien: Born March 15, 1924, in Seattle, King Co., WA; Died July 6, 1995, in Seattle, King Co., WA (age 71). Divorced October, 1978, in Seattle, King Co., WA. Her parents: Carrie McQueen (died December 1965 in Seattle, WA). Ruth then married August 11, 1983, in Reno, NV, to Gunnar Johansen: Born January 10, 1918, in the Town of Port Richmond, Richmond Co., NY; Died August 25, 2001, in Seattle, King Co., WA (age 83). Durenne Louise Freeberg married Charles Weston Dickens August 29, 1981, in Seattle, King Co., WA.



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Clark Albert Freeberg and Edith Fay (Striker) Freeberg are buried in Bucyrus Cemetery, Bucyrus, Adams Co., ND.


Gordon Eugene Johnson and Beulah G. (Unknown) Johnson are buried in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN.


The 1885 Minnesota State Census U. S. Census taken on May 26, 1885, shows Henry C. Orman (age 46) born in New York to Foreign-born parents is living Riverdale Twp., Watonwan Co., MN. Living with him are: Elizabeth Orman (age 45) born in Canada to Foreign-born parents; Maga Orman (age 13) born in New York; Anna Orman (age 18) born in New York; Edith Orman (age 10) born in Minnesota; Ellis Orman (age 8) born in Minnesota; and Jennet Orman (age 5) born in Minnesota.

Albert Lareidus Freeberg was born October 5, 1886, in Kalmar lan, Småland, Sweden.

Florence Blanche Orman was born January 27, 1886, in Riverdale Twp., Watonwan Co., MN.

The 1895 Minnesota State Census U. S. Census taken on July 3, 1895, shows Henry C. Orman (age 57) born in New York and having lived in Minnesota for 20 years and having lived in this district for 3 years is an Engineer and is living at 1210 E. 7th Street, 2nd Ward, City of St. Paul, Ramsey Co., MN. Living with him are: Elisabeth Orman (age 56) born in Canada to Foreign-born parents and having lived in Minnesota for 20 years and having lived in this district for 3 years; Anne Orman (age 21) born in New York and having lived in Minnesota for 20 years and having lived in this district for 3 years; Alice Orman (age 18) born in Minnesota and having lived in Minnesota for 18 years and having lived in this district for 3 years; Eva J. Orman (age 14) born in Minnesota and having lived in Minnesota for 14 years and having lived in this district for 3 years; and Florence B. Orman (age 9) born in Minnesota and having lived in Minnesota for 9 years and having lived in this district for 3 years.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 9, 1900, shows Swan Larson (age 39) born February 1861 in Sweden to Swedish-born parents and first married at age 18 and having emigrated in 1888 and a Naturalized citizen is a Foreman at the Railroad and renting his house at 308 Eighth Street, 2nd Ward, City of Duluth, 4th District, St. Louis Co., MN. Living with him is his wife Hilda S. Larson (age 37) born May 1863 in Sweden to Swedish-born parents and emigrating in 1894 with all 5 of the children born to her still alive. Also living at home are their children, who are unmarried: Alma C. Larson (age 17) born September 1882 in Sweden to Swedish-born parents and emigrating in 1894 who is a Servant; Charles O. Larson (age 16) born April 1884 in Sweden to Swedish-born parents and emigrating in 1894 who is a Cook; Albert L. Larson (age 13) born October 1886 in Sweden to Swedish-born parents and emigrating in 1894; Joseph E. Larson (age 4) born June 1895 in Montana to Swedish-born parents; and Liana M. Larson (age 2) born February 1898 in Montana to Swedish-born parents.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 11, 1900, shows Henry Orman (age 62) born December 1837 in New York to New York-born parents and first married at age 26 is a widowed Railway Engineer who owns his home free of a mortgage and is living on River Front West Side, Great Falls, Watson Twp., Cascade Co., MT. Living with him is his two unmarried daughters, both born in Minnesota to New York and English Canadian-born parents: Alice M. Orman (age 23) born February 1877, a Housekeeper; and Florence Orman (age 14) born January 1886.

Albert Lareidus Freeberg and Florence Blanche Orman were married September 8, 1909, in Livingston, Park Co., MT.


Albert Lareidus Freeberg and Florence Blanche Orman Marriage Records.


The 1910 U. S. Census taken on May 7, 1910, shows S. L. Freeberg (age 49) born in Sweden to Swedish-born parents is a Foreman at the Railroad who owns his home and is living at 402 Center Avenue, 3rd Ward, Miles City, Miles City Twp., Custer Co., MT. Living with him is his wife of 27 years, Hilda Freeberg (age 46) born in Sweden to Swedish-born parents, with all 7 of the children born to her still alive. Also living at home are his children: Oscar Freeberg (age 25) born in Sweden and unmarried; Aimell Freeberg (age 14) born in Montana; Leanna Freeberg (age 12) born in Montana; Gladys Freeberg (age 9) born in Minnesota, Albin Freeberg (age 6) born in Montana. Also living there is his married son and family: Albert Freeberg (age 23) born in Sweden; and his wife, Florence Freeberg (age 23) born in Minnesota to Canadian and New York-born parents.

The 1910 U. S. Census taken on April 22, 1910, shows Henry C. Orman (age 71) born New York to English-born parents is a widowed Tinner at a Railroad who owns his home free of a mortgage and is living at 616 East Lewis Street, 1st Ward, City of Livingston, Park Co., MT.

Evelyn Florence Freeberg was born November 5, 1912, in Miles City, Custer Co., MT.


Evelyn Florence Freeberg Birth Certificate.


The WWI Draft Registration Report dated June 5, 1917, shows Albert L. Freeberg is a married Express Agent and is living in Miles City, MT.


The 1920 U. S. Census taken on January 17, 1920, shows Albert L. Freeberg (age 33) born in Sweden to Swedish-born parents and having emigrated in 1894 and Naturalized in 1894 is as an Express Agent at an Express Company and is renting his home at 617 S. Center Avenue, 3rd Ward, Miles City, Custer Co., MT. Living with him is his wife, Florence B. Freeberg (age 32) born in Minnesota to New York and Canadian-born parents. Also living there are his three children, all born in Montana to Swedish and Minnesota-born parents: Evelyn F. Freeberg (age 7-5/12); Clark A. Freeberg (age 3-2/12); and Raymond H. Freeberg (age 1-8/12).

The 1920 U. S. Census taken on February 5, 1920, shows Gustaf E. Johnson (age 54) born in Sweden to Swedish-born parents and having emigrated in 1887 and Naturalized in 1918 is as a General Farm Farmer and owns his farm with a mortgage and is living in School District 45, Garfield Co., MT. Living with him is his wife, Hilda E. Johnson (age 41) born in Minnesota to Swedish-born parents. Also living there are his four children, all born to Swedish and Minnesota-born parents: Gordon E. Johnson (age 9) born in Canada; Ruby H. Johnson (age 6) born in Minnesota; Judith E. Johnson (age 4) born in Montana; and Gladys E. Johnson (age 1) born in Montana.

The 1930 U. S. Census taken on April 4, 1930, shows Albert L. Freeberg (age 43) born in Sweden to Swedish-born parents is working as an agent at Railway Express and owns his home worth $4,500 emigrating in 1894 and a naturalized citizen living at 406 S. Center Avenue, Miles City, Custer Co., MT. Living with him are his wife, Florence B. Freeberg (age 43) born in Minnesota to New York and Canadian-born parents, along with his children: Evelyn F. Freeberg (age 17) a Music Teacher; Clark A. Freeberg (age 13); and Raymond H. Freeberg (age 11). All children born in Montana. Also living there is Hilda S. Freeberg (age 66) born in Sweden to Swedish-born parents, the widow of Swan Freeberg.

On November 30, 1933, A. L. Freeberg is a local agent for the Railway Express Co. in Miles City, MT.

Gordon Eugene Johnson and Evelyn Florence Freeberg were married August 17, 1937, in Miles City, Custer Co., MT.


Gordon Eugene Johnson and Evelyn Florence Freeberg Marriage Records.


The 1940 U. S. Census taken on April 4, 1940, shows Albert L. Freeberg (age 53) born in Sweden and a Naturalized Citizen, and 5 years ago was living in Miles City, Custer Co., MT, and with 7 years of School, is a married Express Agent for an Express Company who rents his home for $35/month, and is living at 324 Adams Street, City of Missoula, Missoula Co., MT. Living with him are: his wife, Florence Freeberg (age 53) born in Minnesota, and 5 years ago was living in Miles City, Custer Co., MT, and with 1 year of College; his unmarried son, Clark A. Freeberg (age 23) born in Montana, and 5 years ago was living in Miles City, Custer Co., MT, and with 1 year of College, who is Absent; and his unmarried son, Raymond H. Freeberg (age 21) born in Montana, and 5 years ago was living in Miles City, Custer Co., MT, and with 4 years of High School, a Shipping Clerk at a Motor Supply Company.

The 1940 U. S. Census taken on April 26, 1940, shows Gordon Johnson (age 29) born in Canada, and a Naturalized Citizen, and 5 years ago was living in Miles City, Custer Co., MT, and 4 years of College, is a married Service Man for Wisconsin Power and Light, and who is renting his home for $25/month, and is living at 809  West Rollin St., 2nd Ward, City of Edgerton, Rock Co., WI. Living with him are: his wife, Evelyn Johnson (age 27) born in Montana, and 5 years ago was living in Miles City, Custer Co., MT, and 1 year of College; and his son, Raymond Johnson (age 7/12) born in Sussex, Waukesha Co., WI.

Raymond H. "Ray" Freeberg and Doris Underdahl were married February 14, 1945, at the Courthouse, Seattle, King Co., WA.


Raymond H. "Ray" Freeberg and Doris Underdahl Marriage Document.


Raymond H. "Ray" Freeberg and Ruth C. (McQueen) O'Brien were married August 7, 1954, in Seattle, King Co., WA.


Raymond H. "Ray" Freeberg and Ruth C. (McQueen) O'Brien Marriage Document.


The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Spokane Co., WA, Sunday, September 20, 1959

160 at Reception for Missoulans

MISSOULA, Mont., Sept. 19, - A reception at the First Presbyterian church in honor of their wedding anniversary was given for Mr. and Mrs. Albert L. Freeberg, 801 Woodford street. More than 160 friends and relatives attended. Their wedding was solemnized September 8, 1909, in Livingston. Those in the receiving line included their son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Clark Freeberg of Missoula; Mrs. Hugh Eldridge, a sister of Mrs. Freeberg; a brother of Mr. Freeberg, C. O. Freeberg, his wife and a cousin, Mrs. Emil Carlson, all of Seattle. Mrs. Lucy Tackle, accompanied by Mrs. Earl McConnell, gave vocal selections and Lyle Carr also sang, accompanied by Mrs. Carr.


Gordon Eugene Johnson was a professor in Electrical Engineering. He was already married to Beulah by that time.

 

Florence Blanche (Orman) Freeberg died April 28, 1969, in Missoula, Missoula Co., MT, at age 83.

Albert Lareidus Freeberg died October 10, 1975, in Missoula, Missoula Co., MT, at age 89.


Clark A. Freeberg and Craig Freeberg, 2007.


Albert Freeberg's home, 406 Center Street, Miles City, MT, in 2007. It is located next door to his parent's home at 406 Center Street, Miles City, MT.


Edith Fay (Striker) Freeberg died July 13, 2008, in Butte, Silver Bow Co., MT, at age 94.


July 18, 2008

Edith Fay Striker Freeberg

BUTTE - Edith Fay Striker Freeberg was born Oct. 6, 1913, in Bucyrus, N.D., and died Sunday, July 13, 2008, in Butte. She was the daughter of Charles E. Striker and Lily Buffenbarger Striker in a family of four brothers and three sisters. Her childhood was spent on the homestead farm. She worshipped at Bucyrus Lutheran Church, and Edith was graduated from Bucyrus Public School. She was employed at the United States Farm Program in Hettinger, N.D., and later at North Dakota State College. Eventually, Edith trained for and became a nurse aid. On Sept. 17, 1940, Edith and Clark were married, the beginning of 67 happy years together. They have lived in Hettinger, Seattle, Missoula and for the last several years in Butte at the "Waterford." Edith was a Christian who loved to share God's Word. Recent words to a dear great niece encompass her life well; with a smile of pure joy she said, "The Lord has a home for us and someday we will all have a beautiful reunion." She is survived by her husband, Clark; her sister, Doris Wangsvick of Key West, Fla.; and four generations of cherished nieces and nephews. A family graveside service will be in Bucyrus at a later time. Memorials may be made to the Butte Assembly of God or Bucyrus Lutheran Church. Condolences may be sent to Clark Freeberg, 258 Waterford, Butte, MT 59701.


The Montana Standard, January 4, 2008

Chloe Eckes

Chloe Pearl Striker Bunn Eckes was born Sept. 15, 1914, in Bucyrus, N.D., and died Jan. 2, 2008, in Butte. She was the daughter of Charles E. Striker and Lily Buffenbarger Striker in a family of five brothers and three sisters. Her childhood was spent on the homestead farm and Chloe was graduated from Bucyrus Public School in 1934. She was grateful when her dad sold a wagon of wheat to buy her a Royal typewriter so she could attend Fargo Business College. In 1937 Chloe married Clifford Bunn; they lived in Miles City and Glendive where he was employed by Bell Telephone. Her family enjoyed many summer camping trips, fall harvesting back at the farm, and winter tobogganing on Sunday afternoon. Clifford departed this life due to serious illness in 1951. Chloe was grateful her secretarial skills could then support her and her four children ranging in age from 3 to 13. At Zion Lutheran Church, Chloe was known as the "movie lady" to the Sunday School children. She was a 4-H leader for 13 years and a staunch member of the Republican Women's Club. In 1959 she married Albert Eckes with whom she spent many happy years traveling south in their motor home during the winter months, visiting family and making many new friends. For the past eight years, Chloe enjoyed living at the Waterford and worshiping at Gold Hill Lutheran in Butte. Sewing hems and making friends, sewing Lutheran World Relief quilts, playing pinochle, and joining the Chateau Quilters filled her days with many new friends. As a schoolgirl, Chloe played basketball in Bucyrus so she loved watching the Lakers play and win - sometimes staying up very late to see the end of an exciting game. She especially enjoyed spending time with her adult grandchildren. Chloe had a zest for life. Her faith, family, and friends provided the drive for her to overcome many setbacks; she demonstrated remarkable resiliency and refusal to quit. In recent years her family nicknamed her the "Energizer Bunny" until a doctor topped that by saying "Chloe has more lives than a bunch of cats." She saw each day as a blessing; as a farmer's daughter she enjoyed each season, raindrop and snowflake. Her eight great-grandchildren provided a special joy and to them her beautiful smile was even brighter. Her passion and zest for life can be summarized by one of her favorite quotes: "If you want to go some place you have never been, you will have to do something you have never done." She had devotions daily and loved the book of James; she was grateful to live "in His loving arms." Chloe will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by her family and many friends. She was preceded in death by her five brothers; two husbands; son-in-law, Wayne Scott; and granddaughter, Holly Bunn. Chloe is survived by her children: Paul Bunn of Columbia Falls, Chloe Fay Scott of Charlotte, N.C., Miriam Haley and son-in-law, Dennis of Butte and Mark Bunn of Glasgow; grandchildren, Eric Bunn, his wife, Jen, and her great-grandsons, Avery and Owen, Lori Ann Scott, Cheryl Goosen, her husband, Bill, and great-granddaughter, Nikki, Crystal O'Connor and her husband, Pat, Jennifer Haley, Keith Haley and his wife, Kayla, and great-grandchildren, Cassie and Jace, Chelsea Bunn and her husband, Aaron Danner, and great-grandchildren, Ayla, Isha and Elowyn; sisters, Doris Wangsvick of Key West, Fla., and Edith Freeberg and her husband, Clark of Butte; stepson and his family, Frank and Claudine Eckes of Bozeman, and their daughters, Melanie, Marcelyn and Rachel; and numerous nieces and nephews. Services will be Monday, Jan. 7, 2008, at 11 a.m. immediately followed by fellowship and lunch at Gold Hill Evangelical Lutheran Church; and on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008, at 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church immediately followed by fellowship and lunch in Glendive. Burial will be at Dawson County Cemetery. Memorials: Gold Hill Lutheran Church Kitchen Project and Zion Lutheran Radio Fund.


Clark Albert Freeberg died December 6, 2010, at Big Sky Senior Living Center, Butte, Silver Bow Co., MT, at age 94.


The Missoulian, Missoula, Missoula Co., MT, December 9, 2010

Clark Freeberg

BUTTE - Clark Freeberg died on Monday, Dec. 6, 2010, while living at Big Sky Senior Living in Butte. He was born on June 8, 1916, to Florence and Albert Freeberg in Miles City. His family included a brother and sister. Clark attended Miles City public schools and was graduated from Custer County High School. Clark worked in the Seattle shipyards during the war and eventually at the plywood plants in Missoula. Clark married Edith Striker on Sept. 17, 1940. The Freebergs lived in Seattle; Bucyrus, N.D.; and Missoula. On April 1, 2005 they moved to the Waterford in Butte where they were close to Edith's sister, Chloe Eckes and Chloe's daughter, Miriam Haley. Edith died on July 13, 2008 and Clark has missed her immensely. Clark loved God and had an intimate relationship with Him. He served Him with worship and goodness to any neighbor in need. Clark loved to fix everything and always had work waiting for him. He had beautiful fruit trees and an outstanding vegetable garden. Clark loved to leave a few carrots protected in the winter ground to later surprise children with a mammoth carrot. Clark had a ready smile and a kind sense of humor. His visitors were always sent with the blessing, "The Lord be with you." Clark's funeral will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12, in the Theater/Chapel at Big Sky Senior Living in Butte. Burial will be later, for both Clark and Edith, in Bucyrus. Memorials are appreciated to Easter Seals Goodwill Highlands Hospice, 3703 Harrison Ave., Butte, MT 59701 in honor of Kristi, Jenny, and Julienne; or to Stephen Ministry, Gold Hill Lutheran Church, 934 Placer St. Butte, MT 59701 in honor of Jon Williamson. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Wayrynen & Richards Funeral Home in Butte.


Gordon Eugene Johnson died May 5, 1993, in Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN, at age 82. Buried in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN.


The News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne, IN. May 7, 1993

Birth: Dec. 15, 1910
Saskatchewan, Canada

Death: Mar. 5, 1993, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, USA

Burial:
Greenlawn Memorial Park , Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, USA

GORDON E. JOHNSON, 82, of Fort Wayne died Wednesday in St. Joseph Medical Center. The Saskatchewan, Canada, native retired in 1974 as a professor of electrical engineering for the Indiana Institute of Technology. He formerly worked on development of computerized missile guidance systems at ITT Aerospace/Communications Division for several years and wrote a book, "Basics of Circuit Analysis." He was a member of First Presbyterian Church and West Central Neighborhood Association. Surviving are his wife, Beulah; sons, David of Los Angeles, Alan of Decatur and Raymond of Pittsburgh; a sister, Judith Whitesitt of Rock Hill, S.C.; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services are 1:30 p.m. tomorrow in the church, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Calling is 5 to 8 p.m. today in Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Home, Winchester Road Chapel, 6424 Winchester Road. Preferred memorials are gifts to the church.  


 

 

The Missoulian, Missoula, MT, Thursday, July 12, 2001

Donald L. Whitesitt

COLUMBIA, Md. - Donald L. Whitesitt, 88, a retired senior methods, procedures and systems analyst for the Social Security Administration, died Monday, July 9, 2001, at Lorien Nursing Center in Columbia, Md.

Don was born on Dec. 9, 1912, to Florence Amy and Roy Newton Whitesitt in Stevensville.

After receiving a bachelor of arts in mathematics from the University of Montana in 1937, he studied actuarial science at the University of Iowa. He began his career with the Social Security Administration in 1939, managed the SSA office in Miles City, worked in the agency's offices in Cheyenne, Wyo., Butte and San Francisco, and finally at the headquarters in Baltimore where he helped set up the Medicare program and record-keeping system.

Retiring in June 1972, he moved back to Montana and settled in Hamilton with subsequent moves to Christiansburg, Va., Rock Hill, S.C., and Coral Springs, Fla.

During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Air Force with the Air Transport Command in Calcutta, India, serving the China, Burma and India theaters.

Don spent many years on the administrative boards of several United Methodist churches and was a member of Kiwanis clubs and Boy Scout councils. He was also active with the National Association of Retired Federal Employees.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Judith J. Whitesitt of Columbia, Md., and daughter Linda M. Whitesitt and her husband Bennett Lentczner of Silver Spring, Md.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Whitesitt Funeral Home in Stevensville with Rae Hensman officiating. Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery in Stevensville with military honors by VFW Post No. 1507.

 

 

 

 

 

Donald Lee "Don" Whitesitt

 

Birth:  Dec. 9, 1912
Stevensville
Ravalli County
Montana, USA
Death:  Jul. 9, 2001
Columbia
Howard County
Maryland, USA

He was born to Roy and Florence Whitesitt. He worked for the Social Security Administration from 1939 to 1972.

Obituary published in the Ravalli Republic newspaper in Hamilton, Montana on July 11, 2001. 
 
 
Burial:
Maplewood Cemetery
Stevensville
Ravalli County
Montana, USA

 

Married April 26, 1941, in Miles City, Custer Co., MT.

 

Judith Elaine Johnson

 

Birth:  Jan. 18, 1916
Rock Springs
Rosebud County
Montana, USA
Death:  Aug. 18, 2003
Hagerstown
Washington County
Maryland, USA

She was born to Egedia and Gustaf Johnson. She married Donald L. Whitesitt in 1941; he preceded her in death in 2001. She is survived by her daughter and family.

Ravalli Republic 21-August-2003 
 
 
Burial:
Maplewood Cemetery
Stevensville
Ravalli County
Montana, USA

 

 

Judith Whitesitt and Donald Whitesitt Fort Wayne IN 1945

 

David Gordon Peterson Los Angeles, CA.

 

 

Birth:  Oct. 6, 1913
Death:  Jul. 13, 2008



Edith Fay Striker Freeberg

BUTTE - Edith Fay Striker Freeberg was born Oct. 6, 1913, in Bucyrus, N.D., and died Sunday, July 13, 2008, in Butte. She was the daughter of Charles E. Striker and Lily Buffenbarger Striker in a family of four brothers and three sisters. Her childhood was spent on the homestead farm. She worshipped at Bucyrus Lutheran Church, and Edith was graduated from Bucyrus Public School. She was employed at the United States Farm Program in Hettinger, N.D., and later at North Dakota State College. Eventually, Edith trained for and became a nurse aid. On Sept. 17, 1940, Edith and Clark were married, the beginning of 67 happy years together. They have lived in Hettinger, Seattle, Missoula and for the last several years in Butte at the "Waterford." Edith was a Christian who loved to share God's Word. Recent words to a dear great niece encompass her life well; with a smile of pure joy she said, "The Lord has a home for us and someday we will all have a beautiful reunion." She is survived by her husband, Clark; her sister, Doris Wangsvick of Key West, Fla (now a Sacramento CA AL Facility); and four generations of cherished nieces and nephews. A family graveside service will be in Bucyrus at a later time. Memorials may be made to the Butte Assembly of God or Bucyrus Lutheran Church. Condolences may be sent to Clark Freeberg, 258 Waterford, Butte, MT 59701.

+Clark Albert Freeberg b 8 Jun 1916 Miles City MTm 17 Sep 1940. Edith and I communicated a good bit in the early 80's about the Charles Ernest Striker family. I am very thankful for her assistance. Edith being the eldest, had the responsibility of caring for her invalid mother. Clark & Edith had no children. They lived in Missoula MT. Carl Wangsvick (H12f2) wrote in Oct 2007 that Edith and Clark as well as her sister Chloe were in a home in Butte, MN. About her cousins, Edith wrote that they lived in Seattle about three years during WWII and visited in the home of Uncle Eli & Aunt Julia Wagner. They had two daughters Dessie & Lowildia Grothe, and also visited with Gladys Brill and her sister Georgia Striker who share(ed) an apartment in Seattle.

Clark Albert Freeberg: Born June 8, 1916, in Miles City, Custer Co., MT; Died December 6, 2010, at Big Sky Senior Living Center, Butte, Silver Bow Co., MT (age 94). Married September 17, 1940, to Edith Fay Striker: Born October 6, 1913, in Bucyrus, Adams Co., ND; Died July 13, 2008, in Butte, Silver Bow Co., MT (age 94).

 

Ken Striker's personal commentary.