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Official Obituary of

Kenneth "Ken" Richard Freeman

September 18, 1951 ~ March 16, 2024 (age 72) 72 Years Old

Kenneth "Ken" Freeman Obituary

A funeral service for Kenneth “Ken” R. Freeman, 72, of Coos Bay, will be held at noon, Friday, March 29 at Coos Bay Chapel, 685 Anderson Avenue in Coos Bay. Private interment will be held at Sunset Memorial Park in Coos Bay.

Kenneth was born September 18,1951 in North Bend, Oregon. He passed away peacefully in his home March 16, 2024.

Ken was the eldest son of 5 boys to Merlen Freeman and Barbara (McCulloch) Manske. He grew up in Coos Bay and his love of the outdoors grew. After high school, Ken began working for Weyerhaeuser as a timber faller. He was the youngest timber faller that they had ever hired. Working in the woods, Ken found his happy place being among big trees, rivers, streams, mountains and out among the wildlife. Many years of his best years were spent trailing the roads behind Dellwood gates, and he knew that land like the back of his hand. He worked for Weyerhaeuser for 30 years as a timber faller.

Ken met Christine Main, the love of his life. They were married December 24, 1971 in Coos Bay, Oregon. They were married for 52 years. Not long after finding each other, the couple began their family and one girl after another was added until they stopped after the 4th girl, as Ken always joked that he was outnumbered enough.

Ken was an avid hunter and outdoorsman. He shared this love with his family and taught his girls how to hunt, fish and pretty much do anything they put their minds to. He took pride in ensuring his girls were taken care of, but also knew how to keep up. His passion of hunting quickly grew when his sons-in-law were added to the family, as well as when grandkids came thereafter. The joy of talking about guns, or hunting trips, or if you really wanted to sit and stay a while, you got him on the topic of the proper way to fall a tree.

Ken’s retirement came with tending to his property on his tractor and feeding the local wildlife. He really enjoyed his time with family and seeing his grandkids and great-grandkids. 

He will be greatly missed by his family.

Ken is survived by his wife, Christine Freeman; daughters, Michelle (Adam) Hill, Kim (Carl) Hastings, Hanna (Dave) Grenade and Greta Freeman; grandchildren, Ashlee (Dillion) Skillings, Max Cole, Ryan and Zara Hill, MacKenzie Hastings, Dylan and Gavyn Grenade, Keanon and Lili Walton; great-grandchildren, Zoey and Dean Skillings.

Arrangements are under the care of Coos Bay Chapel, 541-267-3131. Family and friends are invited to sign the online guestbook at

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Funeral Service
March 29, 2024

12:00 PM
Coos Bay Chapel
685 Anderson Ave.
Coos Bay, OR 97420


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