LOOGOOTEE — Robert “Grizz” Freeman, 78, formerly of Tell City, died at 3:17 p.m. Wednesday at his home. Born Aug. 7, 1933, in Perry County, he was the son of Clarence and Helen (Jordan) Freeman. He was a retired heavy equipment operator, working in coal mines and construction. He attended St. John Lutheran Church in Loogootee and was a U.S. Army veteran. Grizz was a member of the Loogootee American Legion and he was an avid hunter, fisherman and treasure hunter. He was a fan of NASCAR, Pacers basketball, Colts football and St. Louis Cardinals baseball. He is survived by his companion and the love of his life, Sharon Ann Kerns of Loogootee; two daughters, Ann Zuelly of Tell City and Karen and husband Chris Herzog of Cannelton; two sons, Dan and wife Nickii Freeman of Tell City and Jason and wife Julie Freeman of Newburgh; two sisters, Betty Freuwald and Sue Faulkenberg, both of Tell City; one brother, J.C. Freeman of Grandview; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents; one son, Robert “Gordy” Freeman on July 25, 2012; and one infant brother, Bruce Freeman. Memorial services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday at Brocksmith-Blake Funeral Home in Loogootee. Visitation is from 3 p.m. until the hour of service Friday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at www.brocksmithblakefuneralhomes.com.
Aug. 7, 1933 - Aug. 1, 2012
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