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Stephen William Freese

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Stephen William Freese passed from this life into the presence of His Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Saturday, June 20, 2015. Steve was born in Los Angeles on March 23, 1940 to Herman and Lillian Freese. Steve founded and built BF Energy Company and O.F.F. Inc. into vital and successful enterprises and established and supervised operations world-wide. He retired as president of the companies and continued to serve on the Board of Directors for a number of businesses throughout his career and well into his retirement. Steve was a long-time member of Desert Springs Church in Palm Desert, serving for many years on the Board of Directors and was dedicated to supporting the ministry and mission of the church. Steve is survived by wife, Gwenda, their son Dan and grandsons Eric and Bryant, Daughter, Gayle, sister, Chris and several nieces and nephews. His warmth and compassion, his genuine concern for others and his delicious sense of humor attracted friends and admirers all over the world. Steve will be remembered by friends and family for those qualities and for his generous and giving spirit And, we'll remember Steve in a celebration of life service on Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Desert Springs Church, located at 43-435 Monterey Avenue in Palm Desert, 92260. The church is located across the street from College of the Desert.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from June 30 to July 3, 2015
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