Funeral services for Robert Walter Freitag, 89, Lawrence will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 14, 2018 at West Side Presbyterian Church in Lawrence. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. He passed away Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community.
Robert was born September 23, 1928 in Denver, CO, the son of Walter R. and Lilly (Hintz) Freitag.
He was a graduate of Rockmont College in Denver, CO and Lincoln University, Pennsylvania.
He was a minister at the West Side Presbyterian Church in Lawrence and is Pastor Emeritus. He was an active Supply Pastor for Northern Kansas Presbyterian. He had been a minister for 40 years of which four years were in Colorado and 35 years at West Side Church. He was a member of Kaw Valley Blue Bird Association and member and former president of Lawrence Jayhawk Kiwanis. He was a Moderator for Northern Kansas Presbytery and volunteered for the Lawrence Visitor’s Center.
Dad was a lover of the outdoors, especially Rocky Mountain National Park where he hiked all the trails at least once. He passed his love of the outdoors along to his children through month long camping trips during the summers.
He married Charline Warder on August 6, 1950 in Denver, CO. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include his daughter, Kat (Patrick) Cooney, Harrisonville, MO; son, Mark R. (Stephanie) Freitag, Wichita, KS; step granddaughter, Jenny; three great grandchildren, Thomas, Kate Lynn, William; and sister-in-law, Ginger (Ervin) Minks. He was preceded in death by his sister, Frances Chandler; sister-in-law, Pat (Phil) Ramer and step-grandson, Joshua Robberson
The family will greet friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Friday, July 13, 2018 at the church.
Memorial Contributions may be made in his name to Medical Benevolent Fund and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.