Laura Mae Freeman

Hale, Michigan
May 24, 1927 - July 19, 2020

Service Location

A Celebration of Life Service at the Hale First United Mehtodist Church will be announced and held at a later date.

Obituary Notice

Laura Mae Freeman, age 93 of Hale, passed away peacefully at Hale Creek Manor.

She is survived by her beloved husband; Thomas. Loving children; Sherry (Daniel) Ross of Greenville, Michigan and Gary (Anne) Freeman of Oscoda, Michigan. Grandchildren; Kerry (Gene) Garza, Krista (Keith) Burkeen, Eric (Leslie) Freeman. Step-Grandson; Gilbert McCann II. Great-Grandchildren; Chad Burkeen, Lauren Burkeen, Peyton Freeman, Mia Freeman, Olivia Garza and Charlotte Garza. Step-Great-Grandchildren; Lily McCann and Olivia McCann. Many nieces and nephews also survive.

Mrs. Freeman was preceded in death by her Father; Elmer E. Walker and Mother; Mary E. (McLeod) Walker. Parents-In-Law; Roy and Nina Freeman. Sisters; Eileen (Don) Howe and Francis (Stan) Weaver. Brother-In-Law; Neil Freeman and Sister-In-Law’s; Norma Stanley and Mary Lou Loeffler.

Laura graduated from Hurley Hospital Nursing School in 1948 and began her career as a Registered Nurse in addition to being a Surgical Nurse. She enjoyed reading, gardening, volunteering and was a member of the Hurley Hospital Nursing Alumni Association and the Hale First United Methodist Church.

Per her wishes, Laura’s body has been donated to the University of Michigan to advance medical studies. A Celebration of Life service will be announced and held at a future date.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Laura to Hale First United Methodist Church, Heartland Hospice or the Salvation Army.


What an amazing example of how to live life with loving kindness. Rusty you were truly an inspiration to all of those that knew you. A loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother and friend.
You will always be remembered as those who know her will always carry part of her with us.
We will miss you Rusty, but your spirit remains.
My love to your remaining family and hopes that Tom and your family will learn to go on and keep your memories close.
— Dr Wayne C Ross
Sherry, Dan and family,
Your Mom was a precious lady, a real LADY, who loved all of you and who we know you will truly miss. May God comfort each of you with happy, joyful, memories. May you carry on her mantle of caring for others.
Love to each of you,
Peggy and David Vermeesch
— Peggy Vermeesch

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