Anthony Freeburg, 92, a long-time Sunnyside resident and businessman, passed
away on Monday, April 23, 2007, at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital.
born May 31, 1914, in Dusty, to Charles William and Lizzie Harley (Seemann)
Freeburg. Lloyd graduated from La Crosse High School in 1932. He married Esther
J. Kahler in the parsonage of Selbu Lutheran Church in La Crosse, WA on
Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23, 1939. At that time, Mr. Freeburg was working for the
Union Oil Co. Later, he and his brother Leonard built and ran a full service
gas and auto repair station. In the early 1940s, he also served as the fire
chief in La Crosse for 8 years.
He was a
member of the Junior Chamber of Commerce, and had served as its president.
Lloyd had been in business since 1952, as the owner and manager of Freeburg’s
Self Service Gas Co., U-Haul Rental Service and Softwater Company. He prided
himself as a salesman and businessman.
taught himself to play the piano, organ and violin, and enjoyed playing and
listening to music. He liked to keep his mind active by reading scientific and
technical magazines and by completing jigsaw puzzles.
a charter member of Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church. He served on the building
committee for the chapel on the hill. He was also founder and past president of
the Washington Gasoline Dealers Association.
survived by his wife, Esther J. Freeburg of Sunnyside; one son, David L.
Freeburg and wife, Jenny, of Sunnyside; two daughters, Katharine J. Swenson and
husband, Roger, of Monroe, and Elizabeth S. Jones and husband, Darryl, of
Yakima; nine grandchildren, Charlie, Patrick, Jeff, Chris, Kim, Tana, Tori,
Traci and Trista; and 13 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his
sister, Ethel A. Mueller of Kennewick.
preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Leonard E. Freeburg.
and visitation will be held Wednesday, May 2, 2007, from 1 to 8 p.m. at Smith
Funeral Home in Sunnyside. Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 3, 2007,
at 2 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home. Those wishing to honor his memory may
contribute to the American Diabetes Association. Smith Funeral Home is in
charge of arrangements.