396. Loran Willis FREEMAN28,53 was born on 4 January 1917 in Fargo, Cass County, North Dakota. He was buried in 1969 at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Fargo, Cass County, North Dakota. He died as a robbery/murder victim while working on 18 August 1969 at the age of 52 in Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon.
His name has been spelled Loren and Loran. The Social Security and military records indicate Loran. He was commonly called Willis.
Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Certificate of Blessing, #483, Fargo, Cass County, North Dakota; 4 March 1917.
In the 1930 Census he is living with his parents in Fargo, Cass County, North Dakota (1117 7th Avenue North).
For World War II, he enlisted into the Army on 13 July 1942. At that time he and his family were living at 914 1st Avenue South, Fargo, Cass County, North Dakota. He was inducted at Fort Snelling in Minnesota on 26 July 1942. He was discharged honorably as a TEC 5 on 12 October 1945 at the Separation Center, Camp McCoy, Wisconsin. He served with Battery B, 463 Anti-Aircraft Battery Auto Weapons in Normandy Day + 2, Northern France, Rhineland, Central Europe, and went as far as river Elbe and met the Russians. He received the Good Conduct Medal, Duropean-African-Middle Eastern Theater Service Medal, three Overseas Service Bars, no days lost under AW107, and ASR Score 99.
In 1962 (at the time of his mothers death) he lived at 3005 8th Street North, Fargo, Cass County, North Dakota.
In 1969 when Business Manager of Taco House Restaurant in southeast Portland, Oregon, Willis was shot to death during a robbery of the restaurant. [Walla Walla Union - Bulletin [Oregon], Friday, August 22, 1969, Page 5.]
Loran Willis FREEMAN and Alma M. KNABLE were married on 9 September 1937 in Cass County, North Dakota. Alma M. KNABLE was born (date unknown).
Loran Willis FREEMAN and Virginia TISCHLER were married on 25 January 1942 in Moorhead, Clay County, Minnesota. Virginia TISCHLER28, daughter of Frank TISCHLER and Irma Dorothy UNKNOWN, was born on 4 July 1916 in Flasher, Morton County, North Dakota. She died on 29 December 2006 at the age of 90 in Keizer, Marion County, Oregon. Obituary from The Fargo Forum - 01/21/2007
Virginia E. Freeman.
Freeman Virginia E. Freeman, 90, passed away December 29, 2006 in Keizer, Oregon of congestive heart failure. She is sadly missed by her children, their families, and her friends. Virginia was born July 4, 1916 in Flasher, ND to Frank and Irma Tischler. She married Loran Willis Freeman January 25, 1942 in Moorhead, MN and they resided in Fargo, North Dakota. Virginia was the organist for the RLDS Church in Fargo, ND until June, 1963 when they moved to Portland, OR. She was a very accomplished/talented pianist/organist which she enjoyed very much.
Her husband preceded her in death on August 20, 1969, in Portland, OR. Virginia is loved and survived by three sons and one daughter: Leland (Lee) W. Freeman and his wife Anita, of Olympia, WA.; Franklin (Frank) R. Freeman of Lee’s Summit, MO; Kenneth G. (Gibby) Freeman, residence unknown; and Leighann E. Burt and her husband Bryan of Three Rivers, TX. She is also loved and survived by six grandchildren: Amy Freeman Callaway, Lance W. Freeman, Wendy Freeman Roth, Loran F Freeman, Jason Welch, and Sariah Welch Lopez. She also is loved and survived by ten great-grandchildren: Christian, Riley and Alison Freeman; Jackson, Perri and Marin Callaway; Thompson and Carson Roth; Jesse F. Freeman; and Matthew B. Welch. Sisters Betty Drenkowski and Imogene Vanderewall and brother Kenneth Tischler and his wife AlmaLou, all of Portland, OR, survive her all of whom love her.
Per Virginia’s request no Services were held. Cremation was handled by V.T. Golden Mortuary Inc., Salem, OR. Condolences may be sent to email@example.com.
Loran Willis FREEMAN-6 and Virginia TISCHLER-151 had the following children: