Brian D. Freeman
November 12, 1950 - July 19, 2022

Brian D. Freeman

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Brian D. Freeman, age 71, of Ames
Died Tuesday, July 19, 2022 at Dunklau Gardens in Fremont

Brian was born November 12, 1950 in Fremont. He was raised by his parents J.R. and Dona 'Eskilsen' Freeman. He graduated from Fremont High School in 1969. After his schooling he worked for the Fremont Department of Utilities trimming trees, Schuyler Pack (now Cargill), Hormel for several years and then he purchased his own truck and became an independent owner/operator.

Brian married MelRae Buchholtz on November 29, 1975.

Wife - MelRae of Ames
Son - Justin (Paige) Freeman of Fremont and their son Liam
Daughter - Kari (John) Reeg of Genoa and their family Dylan and Delaney
Daughter - Melissa (Stuart) Schnell of Fremont and their family Kirsten and Dakota
Sister - Julie (Curt) Helgenberger of Nebraska

Brian was preceded by his parents J.R. and Dona and in-laws Melvin and Thelma Buchholtz.

There are no services at this time. Memorials are suggested to the Methodist Fremont Health Hospice.

Ludvigsen Mortuary in Fremont in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Ann Settje Taylor
    MelRae - I’m so very sorry to hear of your husband’s recent passing. My sincere condolences to you and your family.
    I don’t know if you remember me, but my family lived across the street (Hancock) from yours in Fremont. You were always so nice to me - - your family moved before we went to grade school, I think.
    Again, so very sorry for your loss.
  2. Eugene Mastny
    Melrae, our deepest sympathy to you and your family.
  3. George Gottschall
    I worked with Brian at Hormel and send my condolences to all of your family. RIP my old friend.
  4. Linda Thomas
    Melrae and family, Sorry to hear of Brian's passing. Thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

    Linda and Bud Thomas
  5. Jim and Jean Brown
    MelRae and Justin and family,

    Don't have the words for you but know that Jim and I are thinking of you at this very sad time, lots of memories with Brian and stopping at the shop to say hi and him always giving me a bad time, so we do have that. So for you and Justin sending our love and hugs and prayers, God Bless and stay in touch.

    Love Jim and Jeanne
  6. Kathy Dolezal
    So sorry Mel. We had talked about him at Gary's luncheon. I supposed it is better and easier now on him and you but it is still so hard to see them go. God bless you sweetie and do thing's for yourself. Pain will ease but memories are forever. Love ya girl. My memoey is all of us playing 30 point pitch and having a blast when we beat them.
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