Floyd C. Freed|
Jan. 27, 1922-March 1, 2014
Floyd C. Freed, age 92, of Sumner, passed away Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Covenant Hospital in Saginaw, following a three week stay at Midland Hospital. He suffered injuries in an ORV accident on his farm, January 31, 2014.
Floyd was born January 27, 1922 in Isabella County, the son of Edward and Anna (VanCleeve) Freed. He married Arlene Isabel Barnes on December 5, 1942 in California. Floyd served in the Army during WWII from 1942 until his honorable discharge in 1946. He was on Omaha Beach at Normandy during the first wave of ships to arrive. Floyd remained a very patriotic man and sincerely loved his country and was always proud to be an American. Floyd was part of the, "Greatest Generation." He farmed his entire life, in addition to being an avid hunter, trapper, and fisherman. Hunting with his grandsons had become an annual event, along with the famed Apple Butter/Hog Roast Day at the Barnes-Freed Centennial Farm.
Floyd is survived by his wife of 71 years, Arlene; and two children, Jerry (Carol) Freed of Alma, and Lucinda (Bruce) Mackie of Gladwin; as well as his sister, Nina (widow of Bud) Curtis of Branch, MI, Don Freed of Alma, Audley (June) Freed and James (Margaret) Freed of Florida, and David (Joan) Freed of Mt. Pleasant. His brother-in-law, Bill (Jo) Barnes and Bob (Pat) Barnes of Sumner, John (IdaJean) Krantz of Mt. Pleasant, Mike (Carol) Barnes, Jack (Pat) Barnes, Richard (Jeanette) Bidwell of Carson City, and Jack (Nina) Kipp of Belding, and his sister-in-laws, Betty (Bill) Freed of Alma, Dorothy (Leland) Freed of Wisconsin. Floyd and Arlene have 14 grandchildren; and 16 great grandchildren; along with many special nieces; nephews; and cousins.
Floyd was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Bill Freed of Sumner, Edward V (and Hulda) Freed, Leland Freed, Chuck (and Ann) Freed; and an infant sister, Meridith Freed. In addition, he was preceded by brothers-in-law, and sisters-in-law, Lucy Freed, Virginia Freed, Bud Curtis, Howard and Rosie Barnes, Hubert and Mildred Barnes, Mary (Clayton) Stearns, Charles (Margaret) Sowles, and Margaret Kipp.
Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Lincoln Road United Methodist Church. Entombment will be in Sumner Cemetery in the family mausoleum. Visitation will be held Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. all at the Lux and Schnepp Funeral Home, Riverdale. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lincoln Road United Methodist Church. To view Floyd's obituary or to leave a condolence for the family, please visit:
Published in The Morning Sun on Mar. 3, 2014