Joseph Emanuel Freeberg


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Joseph Emanuel Freeberg was born June 9, 1895, in Pompeys Pillar, Yellowstone Co., MT, and died March 25, 1944, in Seattle, King Co., WA, at age 49. He is the son of Sven Larsson Freeberg of Fröbbestorp, Torsas, Kalmar lan, Småland, Sweden, and Hilda Sophia Karlsdotter of Vissefjärda , Kalmar Lan, Småland, Sweden.

Francis Gertrude "Florence" Schliesman was born September 27, 1893, in Cambria, Columbia Co., WI, and died January 15, 1970, in Seattle, King Co., WA, at age 76. She is the daughter of Adam F. Schliesman of Cambria, Columbia Co., WI, and Mary Elizabeth "May" McNerney of Lowville Twp., Columbia Co., WI. Adam was married November 15, 1892, in Columbia Co., WI.

Henry Schliesman (age 31) and Ada Harriett McNearney (age 26) were living in Lowville Twp., Columbia Co., WI, in the 1905 Wisconsin State Census. They were married May 2, 1900, in Columbia Co., WI.

Joseph Emanuel Freeberg and Francis Gertrude "Florence" Schliesman were married May 2, 1917, in Miles City, Custer Co., MT.

Joseph Emanuel Freeberg and Francis Gertrude "Florence" (Schliesman) Freeberg had eight children:

  1. Donald Emanuel "Don" Freeberg: Born May 22, 1918, in Miles City, Custer Co., MT; Died December 29, 1998, in Seattle, King Co., WA (age 80). Never married. Possibly married October 18, 1961, in Kootenai, ID, to Dorothy E. Williams: Born Unknown.
  2. Dolores Ethel "Dodie" Freeberg: Born February 22, 1920, in Seattle, King Co., WA; Died September 28, 2000, in Kirkland, WA (age 80). Buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Seattle, King Co., WA. Married (1) before 1944 in Unknown to DeLoreo Fisher: Born Unknown; Unknown. Married (2) October 17, 1946, in Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA, to Keith Earl Snow: Born February 29, 1916, in Nebraska; Died August 21, 1984, in Bremerton, Kitsap Co., WA (age 68). Keith's parents are Harold D. Snow (born March 1871 in Illinois) and Elizabeth Unknown (born about 1876 in Wisconsin). Keith was unmarried when he enlisted April 23, 1942, in Seattle, King Co., WA, as a Private, with four years of college. He was released from the U. S. Army November 28, 1945. Keith and Delores divorced before 1952. Keith then married February 24, 1952, at the Office of Justice, Seattle, King Co., WA, to Carrie M. Lombardo: Born about 1927 in Corvallis, OR; Died August 29, 1967, in Seattle, King Co., WA (age 40). At that time Keith was living in South Gate, CA, and Carrie was living in Baldwin Park, CA. Carrie Marie Dew (age 20) and Robert T. Lombardo (Born October 9, 1915 in Chicago, Cook Co., IL; Died November 7, 1971, in Portland, Multnomah Co., OR, at age 56. (age 30, U. S. Army) were married September 30, 1947, in Seattle, King Co., WA. Carrie asked for a divorce from Keith in July 1954 based upon cruelty. Robert is buried in Willamette National Cemetery. Pauline Dew and Richard Wikoff were married September 3, 1947, in Seattle, King Co., WA. Robert T. Lombardo and Carrie M. Dew were witnesses. Pauline was separated from her husband when she died from a fall from a second story window of the Earl Hotel, Seattle, on June 13, 1950. died in June 1950. She had a brother, Clifford L. Dew Jr. Carrie Maree Lovos, married to Daniel Cyrus "Dan" Lovos (Born February 1, 1920, in Kern Co., CA; Died July 15, 1999, in Unknown), died at her home, was a cocktail waitress, and came to Seattle from Los Angeles in 1945.
  3. Clayton Arthur Freeberg: Born April, 1921, in Seattle, King Co., WA; Died November 9, 1928, in Seattle, King Co., WA (age 7).
  4. Kenneth Garvin "Ken" Freeberg: Born October 14, 1923, in Seattle, King Co., WA; Died June 26, 2011, at the Hospice of Kitsap County, Silverdale, Kitsap Co., WA (age 87). Married July 28, 1951, in King Co., WA, to Marie M. "Mary" Forland: Born October 7, 1924, in Seattle, King Co., WA.
  5. Joseph Aaron Freeberg: Born June 24, 1925, in Arbor Heights, West Seattle, King Co., WA; Died July 11, 2015, at Providence Hospice and Home Care of Snohomish County, Everett, Snohomish Co., WA (age 90). Married June 23, 1951, at North Hill Christian Church, Spokane, Spokane Co., WA, to Cora Jean Rogers: Born September 13, 1929, in Benge Pct., Adams Co., WA.
  6. Lucille "Louie" Freeberg: Born February 9, 1927, in Seattle, King Co., WA; Died May 12, 2014, in Seattle, King Co., WA (age 87). Married March 28, 1952, at University Lutheran Church, Seattle, King Co., WA, to Bradley W. "Brad" Young Jr.: Born March 28, 1926, in Seattle, King Co., WA.
  7. June Mae Freeberg: Born June 28, 1929, in Seattle, King Co., WA. Married April 2, 1955, at Holy Family Church, Seattle, King Co., WA, to Leopolde A. "Leo" Jochum Jr.: Born May 26, 1927, in Elgin, Antelope Co., NE.
  8. James Valentine "Jim" Freeberg: Born February 14, 1931, in Seattle, King Co., WA. Married December 15, 1951, at Hillcrest Presbyterian Church, Seattle, King Co., WA, to Joann Lee Dail: Born February 23, 1933, in San Francisco, San Francisco Co., CA.



TIMELINE


Kenneth Garvin "Ken" Freeberg entered the U. S. Navy at the age of 17 and served five years, which included the bombing of Pearl Harbor in December of 1941.


Francis G. "Florence" Schliesman was born September 27, 1893, in Cambria, Columbia Co., WI.

Joseph Emanuel Freeberg was born June 9, 1895, in Pompeys Pillar, Yellowstone Co., MT.

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 1, 1900, shows Adam F. Schliesman (age 34) born August 1865 in Wisconsin to German-born parents is a Farmer owning his farm with a mortgage and is living in the Village of Kingston, Kingston Twp., Green Lake Co., WI. Living with him is his wife of 7 years, Mary Schliesman (age 29) born June 1870 in Wisconsin to Wisconsin-born parents, with all 4 of the children born to her still alive. Also living at home are his children, all born in Wisconsin to Wisconsin-born parents: Frances Schliesman (age 7) born September 1892; Ethel Schliesman (age 5) born April 1895; Royal Schliesman (age 3) born January 1897; and Garwin Schliesman (age 1) born October 1898.

The 1905 Wisconsin State Census taken on June 1, 1905, shows Adam F. Schleisman (age 36) born in Wisconsin to German-born parents is a Hotel Keeper owning his home with a mortgage and is living in the Village of Rio, Rio Twp., Columbia Co., WI. Living with him is his wife, Mary E. Schleisman (age 34) born in Wisconsin to Irish-born parents. Also living at home are his children, all born in Wisconsin to Wisconsin-born parents: Francis Schleisman (age 12); Ethel M. Schleisman (age 10); Royal P. Schleisman (age 8); and Garvin M. Schleisman (age 6). A Servant also lives in the household.


   

Joseph Emanuel Freeberg's Report Card, 1905-1906, Miles City, MT. Please note his father's signatures on the card.


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 and owning his house at 402 Center Avenue, 3rd Ward, Miles City, Miles City Twp., Custer Co., MT and married for 27 years. Living with him is his wife 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, and 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 23, 1910, shows Adam F. Schliesman (age 43) born in Wisconsin to German-born parents is a General Farm Farmer owning his farm with a mortgage and is living in Springdale Twp., Roberts Co., SD. Living with him is his wife of 17 years, Mamie Schliesman (age 39) born in Wisconsin to Wisconsin-born parents, with all 6 of the children born to her still alive. Also living at home are his children, all unmarried and born to Wisconsin-born parents: Frances Schliesman (age 16) born in Wisconsin; Ethel Schliesman (age 15) born in Wisconsin; Roy Schliesman (age 13) born in Wisconsin;  Garwin Schliesman (age 11) born in Wisconsin;  Ewedd Schliesman (age 3) born in Wisconsin; and Donald Schliesman (age 1) born in South Dakota. 


Joseph Emanuel Freeberg, about 1916


Joseph Emanuel Freeberg and Francis Gertrude "Florence" Schliesman were married May 2, 1917, in Miles City, Custer Co., MT.


The WWI Draft Registration Report dated June 5, 1917, shows Joseph E. Freeberg is married and is living in Miles City, MT.


Joseph Freeberg and son, Donny, about 1920, at the Freeberg/McLean cabin built about 1918 in West Seattle, WA.


Not sure of all in the picture, but Carl and wife Caroline are on the steps, Joseph is sitting on right bottom, Florence G. at the right top, Donny next to her, and Carl and Caroline to the left. Probably from the early 1920s. 


Joseph Emanuel Freeberg, June 11, 1936


Joseph Emanuel Freeberg, 1941


The 1920 U. S. Census taken on January 10, 1920, shows J. E. Freeberg (age 24) born in Montana to Swedish-born parents is a Mail Carrier renting his home at 1226 No. 45, City of Seattle, King Co., WA. Living with him is his wife, Florence G. Freeberg (age 25) born in Wisconsin to Wisconsin-born parents. Also living there is his son, Donald E. Freeberg (age 1-1/12) born in Montana to Montana and Wisconsin-born parents.

The 1920 U. S. Census taken on July 3, 1920, shows Adam F. Schliesman (age 53) born in Wisconsin to German-born parents is a Farmer owning his farm with a mortgage and is living in Springdale Twp., Roberts Co., SD. Living with him is his wife, Mary McA Schliesman (age 49) born in Wisconsin to Irish-born parents. Also living at home are his children, all unmarried and born to Wisconsin-born parents: Elevda C. Schliesman (age 13) born in Wisconsin; Jarvin M. Schliesman (age 21) born in Wisconsin, and Donald A. Schliesman (age 10) born in South Dakota. 


Joseph Emanuel Freeberg, Florence G. (Orman) Freeberg, and Donald E. Freeberg, taken at the Swan Freeberg residence, 402 Center, Miles City, MT, 1920.


Picture 1, probably Lars Pehrsson and Maria (Månsdotter) Pehrsson, about 1880-1885.


Picture 2, probably Hilda Sophia Karlsdotter's parents.



The 1923 Seattle, Washington, City Directory shows: Freeberg Jos E (Florence G) carrier PO h9742 42d av SW.

Clayton Arthur Freeberg died November 9, 1928, in Seattle, King Co., WA, at age 7.


The West Seattle Herald, Seattle, King Co., WA, November 15, 1928

Services Held For Clayton Freeberg

Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 o'clock for Clayton Freeberg, 6-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph E. Freeberg, 9742 42nd Ave. S. W., at the chapel of Daniels & Brinton. The sermon was preached by the Rev. Mr. Burgess of the Fauntleroy Church and interment was made in Forest Lawn Cemetery. He died Friday, November 9. Besides his parents he is survived by two sisters, Dolores and Lucille, and three brothers, Donald, Kenneth and Aaron.


The 1930 U. S. Census taken on April 10, 1930, shows Joseph E. Freeberg (age 34) born in Montana to Swedish-born parents and first married at age 21 is a Mail Carrier Postman owning his own home valued at $4,000 and is living at 9744 42nd Avenue SW, Arbor Heights Twp., King Co., WA. Living with him is his wife, Florence G. Freeberg (age 35) born in Wisconsin to Wisconsin-born parents and first married at age 22. Also living there are his children, all born to Montana and Wisconsin-born parents: Donald E. Freeberg (age 11) born in Montana; Dolores E. Freeberg (age 10) born in Washington; Kenneth G. Freeberg (age 6) born in Washington; Aaron Freeberg (age 5) born in Washington; Lucille Freeberg (age 3-1/12) born in Washington; and Jane Freeberg (age 10/12) born in Washington. 


The Joseph Emanuel Freeberg family, Seattle, WA, 1940, at the house Joseph built about 1926.

From top: Joseph Emanuel; Frances; Donald E.; Kenneth Garvin; Dolores Ethel; Aaron Joseph; Lucille; June Mae; James Valentine.


The 1940 U. S. Census taken on April 19, 1940, shows Joseph Freeberg (age 45) born in Montana, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 1 year of High School, is a married Mail Carrier for the U. S. Post Office who owns his home worth $3,500 and is living at 223 42 SW, Arbor Heights Twp., King Co., WA. Living with him are: his wife, Florence Freeberg (age 46) born in Wisconsin, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 2 years of High School; his unmarried son, Donald Freeberg (age 21) born in Montana, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 3 years of High School, a Floor Finisher in a Building; his unmarried daughter, Delores Freeberg (age 20) born in Washington, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 4 years of High School; his unmarried son, Kenneth Freeberg (age 16) born in Washington, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 2 years of High School; his unmarried son, Aaron Freeberg (age 14) born in Washington, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 8 years of School; his daughter, Lucille Freeberg (age 13) born in Washington, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 7 years of School; his daughter, June Freeberg (age 10) born in Washington, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 4 years of School; and his son, James Freeberg (age 9) born in Washington, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 3 years of School.

Joseph Emanuel Freeberg died March 25, 1944, in Seattle, King Co., WA, at age 49.


The Seattle Daily Times, Seattle, King Co., WA, March 28, 1944

FREEBERG - Joseph E., of 9844 42nd S. W., beloved husband of Florence, father of Mrs. DeLoreo Fisher, Miss Lucille and June Freeberg, Don Freeberg, U. S. Army; Kenneth, U. S. Navy; Aaron Freeberg, U. S. Navy, and Jimmy, Seattle; sister of Mrs. Alma Johnson and O. Freeberg, Seattle; one brother in Montana; one grandson. Member National Association of Letter Carriers, secretary of Arbor Heights Community Club, chief of sherrif patrol of Arbor Heights. Services Tuesday, 4 p. m., West Home Chapel.


Keith Earl Snow and Dolores Ethel "Dodi" (Freeberg) Fisher were married October 17, 1946, in Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA.


Keith Earl Snow and Dolores Ethel "Dodie" (Freeberg) Fisher Marriage Certificate.


Leo A. Jochum Jr. and June Mae Freeberg were married April 2, 1955, at Holy Family Church, Seattle, King Co., WA.


Leo A. Jochum Jr. and June Mae Freeberg Marriage Certificate.


Florence G. (Schliesman) Freeberg died January 15, 1970, in Seattle, King Co., WA, at age 75.


The Seattle Daily Times, Seattle, WA, January 28, 1970

FREEBERG - Florence G., Beloved mother of John, James, Mrs. Delores Snow, Mrs. Lucille Young, all Seattle; Ken, Bremerton; Aaron, Lewiston; Mrs. June Jochum, Norfolk, Neb. 24 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren. Sister of Don Schilesman. Founder of Arbor Heights Community Club. Member of Auxiliary of Letter Carriers No. 79. Services Saturday, 10 a. m., Yarington's White Center Funeral Home.



Brad Young and Lucille (Freeberg) Young, Seattle, WA, 2006


Left to right: Don, Ken, Jim and Aaron Freeberg


Left to right: Cora (Aaron), Joan (Jim), Marie (Ken), Dodi, and Lucille (Louie and Brad Young)


Don Freeberg and Cheri (Craig) Freeberg


The above picture from 2006 shows (from left to right): Jim, Ken (Kenneth) and Aaron Freeberg. Joseph Emanuel Freeberg had a fourth son, Donald, but he has passed away. Kenneth, Aaron and Donald "Don" Freeberg served in WWII. Donald "Don" Freeberg was in the army air force as an airplane mechanic. His entire duty was in the States. Aaron Freeberg was (from late 1942) in the submarine division. Kenneth Freeberg, who Per Carlzon met the summer of 2006, served in the navy from February 1941 until autumn 1945.


The Seattle Daily Times, Seattle, WA, January 28, 1970

FREEBERG - Florence G., Beloved mother of John, James, Mrs. Delores Snow, Mrs. Lucille Young, all Seattle; Ken, Bremerton; Aaron, Lewiston; Mrs. June Jochum, Norfolk, Neb. 24 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren. Sister of Don Schilesman. Founder of Arbor Heights Community Club. Member of Auxiliary of Letter Carriers No. 79. Services Saturday, 10 a. m., Yarington's White Center Funeral Home.


Lucille Young in Seattle says her grandfather, Sven, and Leigh Larson's ancestor, Olaus, were brothers. Per Carlzon met Lucille and her husband Brad II and some of their descendants in the summer of 2006. Don and his wife Mernie provided transportation. Joseph Emanuel Freeberg was the first of Sven and Hilda's children to be born in United States. Three (Alma, Oscar and Albert) were born in Sweden. Joseph Freeberg started to work at the railway in Miles City, Montana, and then later moved to Seattle where he was a mailman. During WWII Joseph Freeberg had other assignments. Lucille writes "Our father was a civil defense captain, on one of his many nightly? (1944) he collapsed and fell to the ground. His fellow wardens called for an ambulance and he was taken to the hospital. He died that night. My father was a very active and patriotic man. He was president of the local community club, an officer in the Letter Carrier's Association, a civil defense captain and a volunteer fireman for the local district and then of course he worried about the 3 boys in the service."


Joan Lee Dail was born February 23, 1933, in San Francisco, CA. Maiden name of mother: Goff.

Florence G. Orman was born September 27, 1894, in Wisconsin and died January 15, 1970, in Seattle, King Co., WA, at age 75.?????

Dolores Ethel "Dodi" (Freeberg) (Fisher) Snow died September 28, 2000, in Kirkland, WA, at age 80. Buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Seattle, King Co., WA.


The Daily Herald, Everett, WA, Sunday, October 8, 2000

Dolores E. Freeberg Snow

Feb. 22, 1920 - Sept. 28, 2000

Preceded in death by son, John Henry Snow and brother, Donald and Clayton Freeberg. Survived by daughter, Betti Jo Winchell of Bellevue; son, Arthur J. Snow of Federal Way; sisters, Lucille Young of Seattle and June Jochum of Norfolk, NE; brothers, Kenneth Freeberg of Silverdale, Aaron Freeberg of Lewiston, Idaho and James Freeberg of Seattle; eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Dolores "Dodi" was born in Seattle and raised in Arbor Heights graduating from West Seattle High School. She worked many years at Sears and later retired as an executive secretary with Washington State DSHS. She was a longtime member of the White Center Eagles #2568. Dolores enjoyed life and a Memorial Celebration of Life will be held 1:00 p.m. Sunday, October 29 at the McKee Club Room 10042 Main Street, Bellevue, WA. Remembrances may be given to North Shore Adult Day Care Center, 9929 NE 180th Street, Bothell, WA 98011 attention: Jane Spede. She was greatly loved and will be greatly missed.


Kenneth Garvin "Ken" Freeberg died June 26, 2011, at the Hospice of Kitsap County, Silverdale, Kitsap Co., WA, at age 87.


The Kitsap Sun, Bremerton, Kitsap Co., WA, July 19, 2011

Kenneth Garvin "Ken" Freeberg of Silverdale Oct. 14, 1923 to June 26, 2011

Kenneth Garvin Freeberg, 87, was one of the last remaining Pearl Harbor Survivors in the Kitsap area. He peacefully passed away after a brief two-week illness of a fastgrowing liver cancer. He died on June 26th, a beautiful Sunday morning with his family surrounding him. Kenny was born to Joseph and Florence (Schliesman) Freeberg on October 14, 1923. He was raised in Seattle with his brothers and sisters. At the age of 17 he entered the Navy and served 5 years which included the bombing of Pearl Harbor in December of 1941. Kenny married Marie Forland in 1951. They resided all of their 60 year marriage in Kitsap County. He built their beautiful home on the Hood Canal which they lived in for 40 years before living this last year at Crista Shores. Kenny worked 38 years for Pacific Northwest Bell. Kenny enjoyed fishing and hunting. He enjoyed many friendships, he never met a person who didn't become his friend. Kenny had a special love of dogs, he had many over his lifetime. Kenny was noted for his big beautiful smile and striking good looks. Kenny enjoyed finding treasures at garage sales, he loved the old-time electronic items and phones. Kenny was known for his love of fixing things with duct tape and always having cough drops in his pockets and snacking on black licorice. The highlight of Kenny's life was when his son Shawn was born in 1965. Kenny and Marie received a call from the doctor announcing the good news that there was a baby boy to bring home and love. Shawn blessed them with their only grandchild, Shelby Marie, in 2001. Kenny is survived by his wife Marie, his son Shawn, granddaughter Shelby, daughter-in-law Cheryl and her children. He is survived by his brother Aaron Freeberg (wife Cora Jean), sister Lucille Young (husband Brad), sister June Jochum (husband Leo), brother James Freeberg (wife Joanne), and his many nieces and nephews. Kenny was preceded in death by his brothers Don and Clayton Freeberg, and his sister Delores Snow. A special thank-you from the Freeberg family to Hospice of Kitsap County for their incredible support through Kenny's final days.


Lucille "Louie" (Freeberg) Young died May 12, 2014, in Seattle, King Co., WA, at age 87.


The Seattle Daily Times, Seattle, King Co., WA, Sunday, May 25, 2014

Lucille Freeberg Young

Lucille Freeberg Young, loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother went to be with the Lord on May 12th 2014 at the age of 87. Lucille was born in the house her father built in Arbor Heights, West Seattle and was the daughter of Joseph and Florence Freeberg. She attended Fauntleroy Elementary then West Seattle High School before attending the University of Washington and then working at Seattle Trust and Savings Bank. While in college, she met her lifelong sweetheart, Bradley, and after their marriage in 1952 lived on a houseboat in Portage Bay. As children came, they moved to Lake City where she mothered four children, and later became a favorite person of immense influence to all of her 16 grandchildren, and more recently six great-grandchildren. Lucille, (known also as Louie to her siblings and old friends, and affectionately just "Ceel" to her children) was the perfect mom with commitments as a Sunday School teacher, room mother and PTA President at Olympic Hills Elementary, leader for Blue Birds and Campfire Girls and the driver for events from those busy years in raising her children. She was dearly loved by her family, and greatly adored by her grandchildren. As everybody's friend, she was always an eager and magnificent hostess, with an unfading smile, and a fabulous sense of humor, she will be missed sorely by all who had the privilege of knowing her. She is survived by husband Bradley, brothers Aaron (Cora) Freeberg and James (Joann) Freeberg, sister June (Leo) Jochum, children Jaime (Norm) Cornutt, Florence Woodbrook, Bradley (Roberta) and Martin (Jenny) Young. She was predeceased by brothers Donald and Kenneth Freeberg, and sister Dolores "Dodie" Snow. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 on 5/30/14 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. Donations would be welcome to www.navymemorial.org or www.woundedwarriorproject.org. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/seattletimes/obituary.aspx?pid=171125693#sthash.umTnUL7T.dpuf


Joseph Aaron Freeberg died July 11, 2015, at Providence Hospice and Home Care of Snohomish County, Everett, Snohomish Co., WA, at age 90.


The Lewiston Tribune, Lewiston, Nez Perce Co., ID, Sunday, July 19, 2015

Longtime Lewiston resident Joseph Aaron Freeberg, 90, passed away Saturday, July 11, 2015. Aaron was born in Arbor Heights, West Seattle, and was the son of Joseph and Florence (Schliesman) Freeberg. He grew up there with three brothers and three sisters. Aaron served in the U.S. Navy during World War II on the submarines USS Guardfish (SS-217) and the USS Trutta (SS-421), where he was assigned to the torpedoes. After the war he worked various jobs, including being a deckhand on a tugboat in Puget Sound. His job with Western Electric Co. took him to Spokane, where he met his wife, Cora Jean Rogers. They were married in 1951. His job next took him and his wife to Lewiston, where he built their house. They lived there for 60 years, raising three children. Aaron retired after a 44-year career that began with Western Electric Co. and evolved into what was U.S. West Communications at the time of his retirement. Forty of those years were spent as a communications technician in Lewiston, where he maintained the remote long-distance calling stations from Pomeroy and Colfax to Grangeville and Lewiston. After retirement, he enjoyed his daily long walks on the dike along the Snake River. In the evenings he would relax with his crossword puzzles and many games of solitaire. In 2014, Aaron and Cora left their family home in Lewiston and moved to the Seattle area to be near family, where they recently celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary. He is survived by wife Cora Jean; and children Diane Freeberg, Clay (Bertie) Freeberg and Marilyn (Barry) Larsen; and six grandchildren. He is also survived by brother James (Joann) Freeberg; sister June (Leo) Jochum; brother-in-law Bradley Young; and sister-in-law Marie Freeberg. He was preceded in death by brothers Donald and Kenneth Freeberg; and sisters Dolores "Dodie" Snow and Lucille Young. A memorial service will be held at a future date to be announced by the family. A special thank you from the Freeberg family to Providence Hospice of Snohomish County, Wash., for its support through Aaron's final days.