February 4, 1944 - June 9, 2016

 

A gathering of family and friends will be from 5-8PM on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at the Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids for Thomas “Tom” O. Freihammer, 72, of Rice who passed away Thursday, June 9, 2016 at the St. Cloud Hospital. Interment will be in Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery with full military honors.

Tom was born on February 4, 1944 at home in Minden Township to Lawrence and Loretta (Riedeman) Freihammer. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during Vietnam. Tom was very proud to be First Cavalry while stationed in Korea from 1962 – 1964. He met the love of his life, Veronica Warzecha, at a dance; the couple instantly fell in love at first site. The couple was later married on November 21, 1964 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud. Tom was a “Jack of all trades;” he worked as a farmer and butcher in his younger years and most recently in the warehouse at Wiman Corporation until his retirement in 2010. He was a proud member of the Rice American Legion Post #473. Tom was hardworking, dedicated, and quick witted. He enjoyed Soduko and listening to the MN Twins games on the radio. Tom especially enjoyed being outdoors; hunting, gardening, and spending time with his granddaughters. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

Tom is survived by his wife of 51 years, Veronica of Rice; sons, Trevis Thomas Freihammer of Sauk Rapids, Troy Thomas (Lisa) Freihammer of Sartell, Trent Thomas Freihammer of St. Cloud, Tyler Thomas (Courtney) Freihammer of Rice; siblings, Rita Scapanski of Sauk Rapids, Margaret (Floyd) Traut of Sartell, Fred of Chicago, IL, Frank (Carol) of St. Cloud, Larry (Bev) of St. Cloud, Steve (Linda) of St. Cloud, Peter (Bev) of Sauk Rapids, John (Carol) of Sauk Rapids, Kathy (Roger) Thell of Holdingford, Jim (Nancy) of Sauk Rapids, Roseann Wentland of Sartell, Lolly (Tom) Traut of Sartell, Theresa (Eugene) Hollenkamp of Sauk Rapids, Mike of Crosby, Marilyn (Joe) Orren of Sauk Rapids; grandchildren, Alexandra Rose Freihammer, Willow Marie Freihammer, Josie Lynn Freihammer all of Rice; kindred, Rainy Marie and Kolby Lynn Beehler of Foley; dog, Mollie and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; infant son, Joseph Vincent and infant daughter, Rebecca Rose.

In lieu of flowers donations are preferred to the Salvation Army.