Vernal H. Freeman
Vernal H. Freeman, 89, of Old Hickory, Tennessee, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Dec. 23, at Hospice of Nashville.
Vern was born Jan. 9, 1931, in Winamac, to Harry and Lydia Freeman. He married Martha Sehstedt, from Winamac, and they moved to South Bend where they worked and raised their family. They had two sons Douglas and Ronald and a daughter Debra.
Vern was a 40-year member of the Iron Workers Union. He was also a member of the VFW and Elks of Madison, Tennessee.
Vern grew up on a farm and was a hard worker who always seemed to have a project going on. “There wasn’t anything he couldn’t fix.”
In his younger days he enjoyed go-cart racing, fishing and snowmobiling.
In his retirement years his interests shifted to NASCAR where he always enjoyed placing a wager or two.
Vern had a big heart and a wonderful sense of humor. He will be greatly missed by his large extended family and many friends.
Vern is survived by his sons: Doug [Darlene] and Ron [Linh]; sister Marjorie [Thomas]; nine grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents Harry and Lydia (Friske); brothers: Lloyd, Marion, William, Paul, George and Rodger; and sisters: Mary Jane Sloderbeck, Dorothy Seidel, Olive Braun and Clara Ruth Rude; first wife Martha (Sehstedt); second wife Doris (Philabaum); and daughter Debbie [Larry Kruegar].
(Pulaski County Journal — Jan. 6, 2021)