George William Freund, Jr.
Sep 10, 1925 – Jan 12, 2018
George William Freund , age 92, passed away peacefully at home January 12th 2018. He was born in Danzig , ND to George and Maggie Freund.
He enlisted in the US Navy August 10th 1943 in Farragut, ID and was sent to the battleship USS New Mexico and was in the Asiatic Theater, He spent over 2 years there. He separated from the Navy in April 1946. He married Lyla in 1947. He became an electrical apprentice at local 46 IBEW. In 1962 he founded Puget Electric Co, Inc and worked there with Lyla until they retired.
George and Lyla left Seattle to spend many great winters in Yuma Arizona as Snowbirds.They moved back to Seattle and enjoyed fishing, hunting, clamming and visiting with friends and family.
After Lyla passed, he bought a house in Tacoma where he lived with his sister Eltha (Alfy) They enjoyed many friends and many social activities. George became an avid gardener spending his days outside from sunrise to sunset
He is preceded in death by his wife Lyla and son Douglas.
He is survived by sisters Eltha (Alfy) Tandy , Eleanor Nesbitt, Evangeline Newton, and brother Fred Freund, Son Steve Freund (Melinda Darden), Wendy Freund, and grandson Shane Freund.
The family wishes to give sincere thanks to the amazing CHI Franciscan Hospice Team. Every one of them were caring, patient, loving and kind. Thanks for what you do! We couldn’t have done it without each and every one of you.
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