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.


Deb Jeans
Everett, Wa
Feb 20, 2018


You were one of the kindest, most loving man I knew. Always there to support us and to make sure we were having a good time. So many great memories at the cabin, playing cards watching mom get lost in the parking lots haha You were such a great influence on me and I have thought of you so often through the years. Now you are reunited with Lyla and Doug. RIP my friend you will always be rememberedanc close to my heart. You guys were my second family and what a great family to have

Wendy Freund
Puyallup, Wa
Jan 21, 2018

Love and miss you Dad, you were always so loving and kind to me...I have so many fond memories of our times together that will forever hold a very special place in my heart. Loved camping and claming in the earlier days. It was cold on the beach, but so much fun all of us just being together. I remember seeing my first biggest birds nest ever with you!! Playing pinochle, family dinner get togethers, trips to Yuma Arizona, Las Vegas at Christmas or New Years just to name a few. Those are some of the special memories I'll always cherish in my heart. Although I know you are in a better and beautiful place with your Lord and Savior it gives my heart comfort as I know one day I'll se you again. Rest in Paradise my wonderful Father in-law. I love you

Vicki Cates
Vancouvet, Wa
Jan 21, 2018

I have so many fond memories, beginning my first trio to the beach with Uncle George and Aunt Lyla, when I was a very young girl...about 10. They had me try eating raw oysters and laughed as I tried to keep from vomiting them back up.

Many trips yo visit them, as family, in Seattle. Their very generous wedding get to me ...aunt Lyla took me shopping at JC Penney and let me pick out 10 sets of towels.

Family reunions too. And after Aunt Lyla passed, I spent times camping with Uncle George in his motorhome as well as visiting for a few days at a time while he was parked in Seattle. Ad then visited when he bought his home in Taoma too. We walked his yard, talking about plants, vegetables, pruning etc. Uncle George was a kind, happy, patient, generous man. I loved him dearly and was blessed to spend time with him his last year's talking about The Lord. I will miss him here on earth and know he is with Jesus now. We will be reunited one day. You had a good life, my sweet, sweet uncle . No more suffering, no more pain for you.

Shane Freund
Shoreline, WA
Jan 20, 2018

I love you Grandpa. I miss you. Tell Grandma her Admiral says hi.

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