Dorothy Mae Freeman, 95, North Manchester, died at 5:30 a.m., Saturday, June 30, 2018, at Miller’s Merry Manor East in Wabash.
She was born Nov. 30, 1922, in North Creek, Putnam County, Ohio to John and Eva (Schafer) Brecht.
She was a 1940 graduate of Northside High School in Fort Wayne. She married Richard Freeman on Jan. 1, 1950, in North Manchester; he died July 18, 1990. She worked at Snyder IGA and then at Heckman Bindery for 20 years, retiring in 1984. She was a member of the Congregational Christian Church, Past Matrons, 73 year member of the Ivy Chapter #69 Order of the Eastern Star, and Past Grand Representative of Indiana Grand Chapter of Order of the Easter Star. Dorothy loved the Chicago Cubs and Indiana Hoosier basketball. She enjoyed making pies and fried chicken, and loved being with her family at family dinners.
She is survived by her daughter, Ritchie (Dennis) Frieden of North Manchester; six grandchildren: Mitchell (Tracy) Harper of Columbia City; Chris Harper of Plymouth; Aaron (Shannan Krull) Harper of North Manchester; Sarah (Kim) Carpenter of Wabash; Jennifer Carr of Walkerton; and Tony (Stacy) Frieden of Elkhart; eight great grandchildren: Blake (Emily) Harper, Colton Harper, Jaxson Harper, Emerson Harper, Kailen Carpenter, Kamden Carpenter, Konner Carpenter, and Dane Frieden, two step great-grandchildren, Chris and Nick Quarandillo.
She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Sandra Sue Harper on Aug. 13, 2015, two brothers, and two sisters.
Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m., Saturday, July 7, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Bender Chapel, 207 W. Main St., North Manchester, with Pastor J.P. Freeman officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester. Friends may call 11-2:30 p.m. Saturday, at the funeral home.
Preferred memorial is Congregational Christian Church.