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Craig Freeman - 41

10/9/1977 - 9/11/2019
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Craig E. Freeman, age 41 of Walnut, died Wednesday, September 11, 2019.


Craig was born on October 9, 1977 in Morrison, the son of William and Gayle (Helgesen) Freeman, Sr. He was in the United States National Guard serving during the war in Iraq. He married Gina Gothard on September 25, 2004 in Walnut. He was employed by the Illinois Department of Transportation in Rock Falls. Craig was a member of Ducks Unlimited and The Happy Hookers Club. His love of life included fishing with his children, attending many sporting events with his children and friends, outdoor activities and woodworking. Craig was always willing to lend a hand when requested by friends and family.


Survivors include his wife, Gina; two daughters, Morgan and Ellie Freeman, at home; one son, Ethan Freeman, at home; his parents, William Freeman, Sr of Polo, IL and Gayle Helgesen of New Bedford, IL; four sisters, Cheryl (Michael) Strauch of Lena, IL, Shaun (Robert) Palmer of Thomas, OK, Sharleen (Robert) Seas of Stockton, IL and Carrie (Jay) Stokes of North Pole, AK; three brothers, William Freeman, Jr of Lena, IL, Kevin (Karen) Freeman of Walnut and Michael Freeman of MO; and many nieces and nephews.


Visitation will be Tuesday, September 17, 2019 from 4:00-7:00 P.M. at the Garland Funeral Home in Walnut. Funeral service will be Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. at the funeral home with Reverend Thomas Shaw, officiating. Burial with Military Honors will conclude at Walnut Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established in his memory. 


Garland Funeral Home, Walnut Tuesday, September 17, 2019 from 4:00-7:00 P.M.


Garland Funeral Home, Walnut, Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. View Craig Freeman 's Guestbook

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