Roger D. “Bud” Freeman
January 17, 1933 – August 31, 2023
He was preceded in death by his wife of 32 years, Sandra, and his son, Roger, Jr., who was a State Senator. Sandra often said of Roger, “athletics was his best subject.” Roger became a member of the YMCA in the year of 1948, where he spent 65 years playing handball. He attended the High School of Commerce in his hometown of Boston, Massachusetts and dabbled in Commercial Law. Often when asked why he left Boston, he would say he left for a woman from Omaha. Walking the streets of Boston was his favorite past time. Some of his favorite sites to visit were the Charles River, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Harvard University.
Roger was an Air Force Veteran in the Korean Conflict and was stationed in France and Germany. He was also a long time Omaha Public Schools employee, retiring in 2007. Roger was loved and cherished in his neighborhood and local community. He attended First United Methodist Church, where he sat in the first row every Sunday.
Roger is survived by brothers: Phil, Steve, and Reese; sister, Roslyn; son, Greg; daughter, Kristi; daughters-in-law, Vicky, and Sonya; grandchildren: Isaiah, Ayana, Jennifer, Eric, Allison (Aaron), James (Autumn), Heather, and Lola; great-grandchildren: Melody, Rosalie, and John. Roger wants to thank his very very special friends: Janice, Lisa, Hank, Rose, Pastor Liz, and her husband, Gary, for everything.
Visitation: Thursday, September 7, 2023, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the West Center Chapel, 7805 West Center Road. Funeral Service: Friday, September 8, 2023, 10:30 A.M. at First United Methodist Church, 7020 Cass St., Omaha, NE. Interment with Military Rites: Evergreen Memorial Park.