Ray Ronald “Butch” Freese

Ray Ronald “Butch” Freese

Birth
Austin, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Death 23 May 2012 (aged 63)
Austin, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
Plot SECTION CC1 ROW 6 SITE 56D
Memorial ID 90939948 · View Source
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Ray Ronald ‘Butch' Freese, age 63 of Austin, died Wednesday May 23, 2012 at St. Mark's Lutheran Home in Austin.

He was born August 10, 1948 in Austin, Minnesota to John J. and Ruby (Truhlar) Freese. He attended school in Brownsdale and Rose Creek, and served in the United States Marine Corps from 1971-1972. Ray worked as a route carrier for the Austin Daily Herald and the Mower County Shopper. Most recently, Ray worked as a truck driver and helped set up carnival rides.

Ray is survived by his longtime companion Becky Schuna of Austin; three sons; siblings Rosie (Cecil) Haskin of Denver, Iowa, Jacob ‘Jack' (Karen) Freese of Grand Meadow, MN, Frank ‘Sonny' Freese of Austin, MN, Joe (Betty) Freese of St. Paul, MN, Joyce Chapek of Albert Lea, MN, Pearl Ferguson of Austin, MN, Ward ‘Peewee' (Sue) Freese of Blooming Prairie, MN; many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents John and Ruby; brothers Elmer ‘Cookie' and John ‘Johnny' Freese; sister Peggy Batdorf, brothers-in-law Alvin Chapek and Richard Batdorf; great nephew Randy Stahl II; niece Betty Jo Oswald.

Memorial services will be held at the Worlein Funeral Home Chapel in Austin at 1:00 p.m. Thursday May 31, 2012, with Chaplain Pam Solberg of St. Mark's Lutheran Home, officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Military honors by American Legion Post 91. Interment will be in Fort Snelling Cemetery.

Obituary and photo from Worlein Funeral Home.


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  • Created by: DaveVangsness
  • Added: 29 May 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 90939948
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ray Ronald “Butch” Freese (10 Aug 1948–23 May 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 90939948, citing Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by DaveVangsness (contributor 16959198) .