Karroll Alan "Swede" Freitag, 74, longtime area resident, died Monday, December 16, 2013, at the Colorado Plains Medical Center in Fort Morgan.
Karroll was born February 17, 1939 in Enderlin, North Dakota, to Henry and Ida (Johnson) Freitag. He married Sharon Heronema March 1, 2003 in Fort Morgan.
He was an avid horseman. Karroll was a member of the Saddle Club, and was an active member of the Lion's Club. He enjoyed reading the newspaper, especially the comic strip, and was known to "coffee" with his friends, sometimes three times a day.
Karroll is survived by his wife, Sharon of Fort Morgan; step-children, Elisabeth Ferguson (Richard) of Fort Morgan, Monique Weerman (Jay) of Broomfield, Dominic Blanch of Erie, and Michael Blanch of Fort Morgan; brothers, Dennis Freitag of New Ulm, Minnesota, and Dale Freitag of Malta, Montana; twelve grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, and two nephews, Hal and Joe, that were like his own children; and numerous other nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his older brother, Maynard Freitag; and his first wife, Norma.
There will be a visitation on Thursday, December 19th, from 5 until 7 p.m. at the Heer Mortuary in Fort Morgan.
Funeral services will be held Friday, December 20, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at the Saint Charles Episcopal Church in Fort Morgan. Interment will follow in Memory Gardens. Friends who wish may make memorial gifts to the church.
The Heer Mortuary in Fort Morgan is in charge of the arrangements.