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Robert D. Freer

Robert D. Freer

Fifty Lakes

Robert D. Freer, 84, of Fifty Lakes, died Monday, June 24, 2013, at Keller Oaks Nursing Home in North Richland Hills, Texas.

A memorial service was at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at the Camp Ripley Chapel at the Camp Ripley base in Little Falls, Minn., with military honors following and interment at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery. A reception followed the service at Camp Ripley Town Hall.

Robert was born Feb. 25, 1929, in Wayzata, Minn., the only child of Dale and Helen Freer. He attended Wayzata High School prior to serving in the U.S. Navy. On Aug. 13, 1949, he married Barbara Wilson. Bob and Barb moved to Cherokee, Iowa, in 1950, where daughter Valerie (Swanson) was born. The Freers moved back to Wayzata in 1954. Three years later son Neal was born and three years after that daughter Gleeann (Pendleton) was born and the family moved to Moorhead, Minn., in 1961. Bob retired in 1987 from Janesville Auto Transport out of Dilworth, Minn., and they moved to Fifty Lakes, Minn. Bob and Barb wintered in Bonita Springs, Fla., for 15 years. Bob enjoyed living on the lake, fishing and mowing the lawn. He also wintered in Texas.

Bob died following complications from open-heart surgery in Plano, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Barbara. He will be missed by his daughters, Valerie (Lyle) Swanson and Gleeann (Randall) Pendleton; son, Neal (Paula); grandchildren, Kim (Rod), Anita (Jerry), Ricky, Brandon (Anetia) and Chelsey; and 17 great-grandchildren.

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Arrangements were with Brenny Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services.