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106 South Center
PO Box 192
Gardner, KS 66030
Phone: 913-856-7111
Fax: 913-884-7009
Melvin Freeman, Jr

Melvin Leland Freeman, Jr

Friday, March 3rd, 1939 - Thursday, February 21st, 2019
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Melvin L. Freeman, Jr, 79, of Olathe, KS passed away Feb. 21, 2019 at Olathe Medical Center. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 am Thursday February 28, 2019 at Divine Mercy Catholic Church, 555 W. Main Gardner, KS. with burial following at Spring Hill Cemetery, Spring Hill, KS with Military Honors. Visitation will be 9:30 am an hour before the service. Memorial contributions may be made to American Lung Association. Condolences may be left at

Melvin was born March 3, 1939 in Kansas City, MO to Melvin Leland Freeman, Sr and Esther May (Brown) Freeman. He grew up in Kansas City, MO, where he graduated from high school. Melvin married Helen M. Soetaert on May 22, 1965 in Gardner, KS. where they lived until moving to the farm in Spring Hill, KS in 1979, later on moving to town. Melvin retired at 68 years old from Smith and Loveless in Lenexa, KS as a welder. He was a member of the Union Steelworkers and Divine Mercy Catholic Church. Melvin enjoyed western movies and from that passion he built a replica of a western town by hand. The project took him 3 years to complete and was enjoyed by many. He will be dearly missed by family and friends.

Melvin was preceded in death by his parents, and his sister, Melvine Burke. He is survived by his wife Helen of 53 years; children: Craig Freeman and wife Angie of Spring Hill, KS, Scott Freeman and wife Ivonne of Las Vegas, NV, and Shane Freeman of Lawrence, KS., and his sister Frances Lindgren of Kansas City, MO; 7 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
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Sharron Smith

Posted at 12:15pm
Helen I am very sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time.
Sharron Barton Smith


Posted at 08:10am
I am sorry for your loss. Mat the resurrection hope mentioned at Acts 24:15 comfort you during this difficult time.


Posted at 09:30am
May the family of Melvin Leland Freeman please accept my sincere condolences hoping you find comfort in God's words at Acts 24:15 and Psalm 37:29.

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