Carl W. Freeman

August 11, 1912 ‒ July 06, 2010

Grand Ledge, Michigan

Carl W. Freeman, 97, of Galion, died Tuesday, July 6, 2010 at home.

Born Aug. 11, 1912 in Grand Ledge, Michigan, he was the son of the late Rev. Hersey Freeman and Lillie White Freeman. He married Harriett C. Campbell Freeman on March 28, 1942 and she survives.

He was a graduate of DuBoise High School in DuBoise, Penn. and graduated from the University of Alabama with a Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering.

Carl was a member of the former Grace Episcopal Church, a 50 year member of the Galion Masonic Lodge 414 Free and Accepted Masons, American Institute of Electrical Engineers, U.S. Independent Telephone Pioneer Association, Registered Professional Engineers and during World War II he had a special clearance at the Pentagon and did special design work in communications for the Signal Corp and Navy. Carl was a lapidist, cutting and polishing stones. He also enjoyed model railroading, traveling, bowling, golfing and played music in the “Big Bands” in the late 1930’s.

He served as the supervisor of the circuit design group and then as chief engineer at the former North Electric in Galion until retiring. After retiring, he did consulting work.

In addition to his wife he is survived by one grandson, Kyle Austin Freeman of South Carolina and three great-grandchildren, Makayla, Destiny and Austin.

He was preceded in death by one son, Carl Freeman, one brother and one sister.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 17, 2010 at First Presbyterian Church in Galion with Rev. Evelyn Weaver officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Galion Historical Society, P.O. Box 125, Galion, OH 44833 towards the preservation of the former Grace Episcopal Church.