COUDERSPORT - Milton S. Freeman, 89, of Coudersport, died Sunday (October 17, 2021).
Born April 18, 1932, in Sweden Twp, he was a son of the late Milo S. and Martha Snyder Freeman.
On Oct. 12, 2002 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Coudersport he married Joanne Gillon and they have celebrated 19 years of marriage.
Milton graduated from the one room schoolhouse in Sweden Valley. He is a retired Master Sergeant of the Air Force, retiring in 1971 after 20 years of service. He served during the Korean War and the Vietnam War.
Milton was a member of the Park United Methodist Church, Coudersport, the Eulalia Masonic Lodge #342, the American Legion, Potter Post #192 and enjoyed woodworking, hunting, camping, working outdoors and spending time with family.
In addition to his wife, Joanne, Milton is survived by seven children, Deborah (Robert) Hults of Millerstown, Steven (Linda) Freeman, retired Master Sergeant Air Force, of Coudersport, Linda Brown (Colonel Victor Brown, Air Force) of Coudersport, Jeffrey (Mary) Freeman, Retired Sergeant First Class Army, of Coudersport, Lorraine (William) Brown of Milan, Mark (Mary Jo) Freeman of Coudersport, Emily Jo (Daniel) Skelton of Fisherville, Ind.; three step children, Carol Predmore of Texas; Bruce Predmore of Colo.; John (Thelma) Predmore of Ariz.; a sister-in-law, Alfreda Palmatier of Coudersport; 18 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren, and a great great grandson.
In addition to his parents, Milton was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty Ann (Palmatier) Freeman on July 11, 1984; his second wife, Barbara (Butz) Freeman on March 28, 2000; four sisters, Margaret Gross, Marie Greenwalt, Onley Easton and Alberta Easton; and a step daughter, Cindy Predmore Levier.
Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at the Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home, 210 North East Street, Coudersport on Saturday, October 23, 2021 from noon to 2 p.m., with a funeral service to follow at 2 p.m. with Rev. John L. Kallerson, officiating. Burial will follow in the Sweden Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in Milton's name be made to the God's Country Trout Unlimited, Project Healing Waters, P.O. Box 702, Coudersport, PA 16915.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.thomasfickinger.com.
Published by The Bradford Era from Oct. 20 to Oct. 27, 2021.