Lillian H. Freeman (Stamm), age 93, of Minneapolis and formerly of Stacy passed away August 14, 2017 at River Oaks in Anoka. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, August 18th at Strike Life Tributes in ISANTI. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in St. John Lutheran Cemetery in North Branch.
Lillian Hattie Louise Freeman was born on September 12, 1923 on her family farm in Oxford Township, Stacy, Minnesota to Karl “Charlie” and Martha (Onasch) Stamm. She grew up there with siblings Emmie, Carl, Henry, Gordon, Roy and Lloyd.
At age 16, she moved to Minneapolis and lived with girlfriends. She often mentioned the fun they had riding the street car to work or going between Minneapolis and St. Paul. The girls would make fudge every Saturday night.
Lillian went to work at the arsenal during the war making bullets and then worked at Brown & Bigelow, where she made beautiful leather wallets. She married Clinton Freeman on May 13, 1950 at St. John Lutheran Church in Weber. They bought a house in North Minneapolis and she lived there for 60 years.
On June 13, 1951 they had a daughter, Linda Freeman. Lillian worked at Home Brands for 30 years, making peanut butter and jellies. She walked to work every day, never missing a day of work. She had many great friends there.
Lillian was always known for her love of making cookies and bars. She baked every week. Every cookie or bar was always the exact same size. If they were not perfect, she would call those “cripples” and we could eat those ahead of time. They always tasted heavenly. Her two grandsons, Dan and Adam, knew exactly where she kept them in the freezer and would go right to them whenever they came to visit her. They always said it had to be “Grandma’s cookies” or no one elses.
Lillian loved to tend her beautiful yard with abundance of flowers and vegetables. She looked forward to visiting with family and friends “up home”. She had deep roots with her family, friends and old neighbors.
Lillian passed away on August 14, 2017 at River Oaks of Anoka, Minnesota at the age of 93 years, 11 months and 2 days. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Clinton; and siblings, Emmie, Carl, Henry, Gordon, Lloyd and Roy.
She is survived by daughter, Linda (John) Beecham; grandchildren, Daniel (Deanna) Rollings and Adam (Jaime) Rollings; great-grandchildren, Catherine Forton, Carson, Sarah and Kody Rollings; as well as many other relatives and friends.