SOUTH BEND ---- Stephen R. Freeman, 82, of South Bend, passed away at 7:55 p.m. on Thursday, March 11, 2004, at Methodist Hospital Yellow Rose Hospice Unit of Indianapolis.
Born on Aug. 14, 1921, in Dugger, he was the son of Benjamin and Dove Freeman.
He was retired from teaching vocational agriculture at North Liberty and science at Jackson High School in South Bend. He was also a World War II veteran of the Pacific Fleet and was the Commanding Naval Officer of the ship LSM Lucky Lady. He graduated from Purdue University with a degree in science and agriculture. He was a FFA and 4-H leader, he enjoyed gardening, home repairs, and horseshoes.
Survivors include one daughter, Debbie Johnson and her husband, Denny of Brookston; one son, Dr. Stephen Freeman and his wife Tina, of Carmel; and four grandchildren, Jace, Zane, Ross and Macy Freeman.
He was preceded in death by his wife Edna June (Bays) Freeman, whom he married on June 21, 1952, she passed away on Feb. 1, 1992; his parents; two brothers, David and Bill Freeman; and two sisters, Margaret Dickey and Frances Moody.
Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday at the Trinity Evangelical Free Church with the Rev. Steve Meek officiating. Burial will follow in Southlawn Cemetery with military services.
Friends may call at Southfield Village Main Entrance 6450 Miami Circle today from 6-8 p.m.
Johnson Funeral Home, Hudson, is in charge of the service. Please call 260-587-3733 for further information.
Memorials are to be to the church.