Robert “Gordon” Freeman, 52, of Rochester, MN, died Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, MN from complications of cancer following a short illness.
Gordy was born September 21, 1959 in Perry County to Robert and Mary (Cravens) Freeman. He was a 1977 graduate of Tell City High School and worked as a heavy equipment operator in Indiana for a number of years and after moving to Minnesota in 1997. He enjoyed vegetable gardening and giving away the produce to all his neighbors and working on every one’s lawn equipment. He also enjoyed squirrel and rabbit hunting with his dogs.
Surviving are his sons, Kurt (Kim) Freeman of Branchville and Craig Freeman of Ferdinand; his companion, and love of his life, Julie Schnabel of Rochester; his parents, Robert Freeman of Loogootee, IN and his mother Mary (Cravens)Freeman of Cannelton; siblings, Ann Zuelly, Dan (Nickii) Freeman, all of Tell City, Karen (Chris) Herzog of Cannelton; Jason (Julie) Freeman of Newburgh.; nieces, Megan, Taylor and Lindsay Freeman; nephews; Derek Zuelly, Ethan, Spencer and Hunter Herzog, Clayton Mogan, Jacob and Nathan Freeman; great nephews, Silas and Zeke Zuelly.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Clarence and Helen(Jordan) Freeman and Vernon and Lily(Turner) Cravens.
A memorial service will be Sunday, August 5, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at Zoercher-Gillick Funeral Home. Visitation will be Sunday from 3:00 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.