Michael G. Freeman


November 7, 1951  –  April 19, 2022


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Michael G. Freeman

Mike was born in Minneapolis MN, the third of seven children.  When the family moved West, Mike attended St. Francis of Assisi School in Burien and graduated from Kentridge High School.

Mike had a long career as a longshoreman with the Port of Seattle and loved his second family of ILWU Union brothers and sisters.  Mike ran marathons (Honolulu, New York City, etc.), summited Mount Rainier, and was one of the first students enrolled in the Seattle Paragliding School, becoming a fervent and lifelong member of the Tiger Mountain Paragliding Group, traveling the globe for countless paragliding adventures.

Mike was a great brother to the family he loved dearly, always at family gatherings and sharing in his brothers’ and sisters’ big events. He is survived by his sister Joan Spring of Kent, brother Jim Freeman of Issaquah, sister Kate Koppa of Fall City, brother Tom Freeman of Bremerton and sister Kelly Hill of Kent.  He is preceded in death by his parents George and Elaine Freeman and his brother Rick Freeman of Kent.  Memorial service to be announced at a later date.

5 Responses to “Michael G. Freeman”

  • Matt. Ventoza says:

    Mike’s smiling face will be missed by all who new him. Mike was a longtime friend who I worked with before we became a part of the ILWU’s Original identified casual list in 1980. We worked together for over 40 years and he was always a great worker and a great person. Mike did not have a bad quality or mean bone in his body. He treated everyone with respect and dignity. He will be sorely missed.
    Rest In Peace my brother

  • Sue Evans says:

    Mike was the antithesis of the “Seattle freeze”. He was always quick with a smile and hello. He was a good neighbor who will be greatly missed.

  • Kelly & Tom Griffin says:

    Our last memories of Mike were at Easter in the home of his brother and sister-in-law, Jim & Janile two days before he passed. Mike was filled with joy showing us his travel videos hang-gliding in Mexico and in Turkey. He happily shared about a friend that he made on a plane. For over 30 years, Mike has shown us friendship and his kind nature at family events. We will miss you so much Mike. I hope you have a fantastic view from on high.

    With love, Kelly, Tom & Hayley Griffin

  • Yazel Boudour says:

    Our next door neighbor is dearly missed. Mike’s warm presence and joyful mood were part of what makes living on the block enjoyable and safe. Solid, consistent, predictable yet always new and interesting to chat with, he left a void we are still learning to live with. RIP brother.

  • Keith Gardner says:

    A beautiful life- a meaningful walk -touching those around him in positive and lasting ways, seeing the world and learning to fly…..
    Michael , gentle yet strong- kind but no push over and hard working yet easy going with an infectious smile and magnetic life force.

    Thank you to Freeman family and good friends for the wonderful services aboard WSF to celebrate Michael and send him off together so meaningfully and lovely.

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