47.1 F
Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Glen Walter Freed

Glen Walter Freed
Glen Walter Freed

Glen Walter Freed, retired Master Sergeant of the U.S. Army, passed away peacefully on March 12, 2023, at Waterman Hospital in Tavares, Florida.

Glen, also known as Walt to his family, was born in Lima, Ohio, November 14, 1947, to Addie and Glen Armer Freed. Knowing he was a 1A in the draft, he enlisted in the Army in 1964, and was sent to Germany where he spent 15 of his 23 years in the service. Glen loved the military and had a very successful career. He earned many medals and commendations for his hard work and military leadership. He was highly respected by those with whom he worked. He received calls from the military personnel all over the world requesting his advice and expertise.

He met and married Haanelore Weber during his first tour in Germany and had two children with her. Martina Hassinger of Tucson, Arizona and Timothy Freed of Chandler, Arizona. He has one grandson Shane Hassinger also of Tucson.

He settled in Federal Way, Washington in 1985 with his second wife Kathleen and retired from the Army in January 1991. He tried to keep busy in his retirement and established a painting company. He painted houses for a while and then sold cars for two different dealerships in Federal Way.

He is preceded in death by his only brother Eugene Endicott of Lima, Ohio and a sister Donna Hughes of Lima, Ohio.

He is survived by his wife of forty years, Kathleen Freed and his children Martina and Timothy. He also has three surviving sisters; Betty Farler of Lima, Ohio, Cathay Thomas of Rineyville, Kentucky, and Regina Prindle of Elizabethtown, Kentucky; along with many nieces and nephews.

There will be a gathering of family and friends on Saturday March 25, 2023, from 12pm- 1pm, with a service to immediately follow at 1pm in the Hamlin & Hilbish Chapel.

He will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida.

Most Popular

More articles

Pennbrooke Fairways residents concerned about traffic from development approved in Leesburg

Pennbrooke Fairways residents are concerned about traffic from a development approved in Leesburg

Man stopped for window tinting jailed on drug and gun charges

A Bushnell man was arrested on drug and gun charges after being pulled over for his dark window tinting.

Follow Us