Harry V. Freeman

Harry Freeman

Luning, Nevada

Jan. 8, 1938 — Dec. 17, 2017

Harry was born in Astoria, Oregon, on Jan. 8, 1938, to Harry Grant Freeman and Edith Senja Lindberg Freeman. He died in Hawthorn, Nevada, Dec. 17, 2017, due to health issues.

Shortly after graduating from Astoria High School in 1957, Harry Joined the Marine Corps. He served a great deal of time in Subic Bay, Philippines.

Receiving an honorable discharge in 1963, Harry returned to his hometown, Astoria, where he worked in the commercial logging and fishing industries, and he owned his own drag fishing boat, The Priscilla.

In 1966, Harry joined the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 50 in Astoria. He later transferred to Local 13 in Long Beach, California, in 1985, and in 2000 retired as a crane operator and moved to Luning, Nevada, where he owned property for several years.

Harry was active in the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and was the post commander of his VFW until his deteriorating health required him to step down.

Harry is survived by his wife of 30 years, Mary McDevitt Freeman; daughter Priscilla Van Sluis, and grandsons Cameron and Brandon Van Sluis, of Vancouver, Washington; son Lesley Freeman of Texas; stepdaughters Beverly Garcia of Florida, Lori Duckett of California, and Judy LaFountain of Luning; step-grandchildren Joshua Fazekas, Ken Pate, Ashley Demarco, and Mathew Keen; step-great-grandchildren Alexis LaFountain and Jack Demarco; and friends Rich and Mike Vetricek.

Services have been held. Harry is buried in Mina, Nevada.

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