Hafemeister Funeral Home And Cremation Service
Lavern G. "Doc" Freitag
Service: October 5, 2012
Lavern G. "Doc" Freitag
Lavern G. "Doc" Freitag, 92, of King, passed away on Wednesday, September 26, 2012, at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King where he was a resident.
Lavern Albert Gilbert Freitag, known to all as "Doc", was born February 21, 1920 in Watertown, the son of Albert Herman and Caroline Sophia "Lena" (Schmidt) Freitag. He married Ella M. George of Kansas on November 29, 1947 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Watertown. He served in the 105th Calvary, Troop K 3rd Squadron Watertown and in the U.S. Army during World War II with the Battery A 230th Field Artillery Battalion. He was an employee of the City of Watertown for many years with the Park Department, Street Department and Sanitation Department. After Retirement with the City, he moved to Merrillan, WI.
Doc enjoyed fishing, gardening and getting together with family and friends and playing cards.
He is survived by his children, Anna (Timothy) Timm of Waterloo; Wayne (Carla) Freitag of Grafton; Mary (Mike) Trapp of Nekoosa and Andrew (Lisa) Freitag of Green Bay; his Grandchildren, Chantel (Paul) Else, Michelle (Phil) Kidd, John (Bonnie) Bratz, Lucas (Amanda) Freitag, and Michael Trapp; his great grandchildren Noelle and Cody Else, Cassidy and Chelsea Kidd, Stellah Freitag, his sister Helen Becker of Harlingen TX, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Lavern was preceded in death by his parents; wife Ella and their infant daughter, Christine; brother, Walter; sisters, Esther Becker, Alyce Rowlands, Eileen Engel and Velma Krause.
Memorial services will be held on Friday, October 5, 2012 at 7 p.m. at the Hafemeister Funeral Home, 611 East Main Street in Watertown, with Rev. Robert W. Kosky, Jr. officiating. A private, family burial will be held at the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Watertown. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 5 p.m. until the time of the service.
The Hafemeister Funeral Home of Watertown is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.
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