James Freeman
1940 - 2020
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James Freeman
James Freeman, 80, of Sanford, passed away on Oct. 16, 2020. Jim was born on June 28, 1940 to the late Harold and Gladys Freeman in Beaverton.
Jim was a veteran of the U.S. Army, a member of the "Fraternal Order of Eagles," and retired after 34 years of service for the City of Midland. Jim lived every day to its fullest and for several years he became a highly regarded competitive motorcycle racer in National Enduro events along with competitive motorcycle ice racing during the winter months. After retiring from competition racing, he and his wife Carol enjoyed motorcycle touring across the country, traveling through nearly every state over the course of several years. Jim also enjoyed deer hunting since childhood, golfing and ice fishing on Saginaw Bay. His ultimate passion was his love for family, his wife (Carol) of 62 years and the many friendships made along the way.
Jim is survived by his wife, Carol; his son, Clark and wife Tracy; his son, Blane and wife Stephanie; his grandchildren, Jimmy, Mason, Mackenzie, Kristen and Addison; his great-grandchildren, Mariah, Michael, Emily, Juliana and Victoria; his brother, Don and wife Connie; his sister, Rosemary and husband Harold.
A Life Celebration Event will be held at a later date, timing and location TBD. To sign an online guestbook, visit www.cremationsocietymidmi.com Arrangements are made with Cremation Society of Mid Michigan.

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Published in Midland Daily News on Oct. 20, 2020.
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October 23, 2020
Heartfelt condolences to all of James family. I only knew him through his son and some memorable stories of the joy he had with his father. Rest in peace. He has a wonderful legacy that provides eternity.
Scott Wisniewski
October 22, 2020
I will always remember my Uncle Jim as the “Cool” Uncle. There was never a dull moment when you were around Jim, with his funny wise cracks. I have many fond memories, including motorcycle races, camping and Jim and Carl stopping by our house on the Gold Wing. Rest In Peace Uncle Jim. You will be missed.
Kirk Dundas
October 22, 2020
Sending prayers from Naples, Florida. I will miss Jim. Sending love Carol
Kelly Parks
October 20, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Colleen serylo
October 20, 2020
Very sorry to hear this he was a great man and I will miss him dearly love you Carol and rest in peace Jim
Colleen serylo
October 20, 2020
Thoughts and prayers with you and your family.
Mark & Debrina Dexter
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