Carter Bryan Freeman, of St Charles, Missouri passed away 14 Nov 2023 at the age of 86.
Carter was born at the St Charles family residence on August 28, 1937. His father, The Late Dr. Will L. Freeman, (Lt Col, U.S. Army) served as a doctor from the late 1800s. His mother, The Late Helen E. Freeman, nee Priep, lived in St. Charles her entire life. Carter is also preceded in death by four siblings.
He was a life-long Pirate after attending St. Charles High School, where he met his future wife, The Late Ann Freeman, nee Feldman. Carter and Ann would stay close with their entire Class of 1955, the remainder of their lives.
He attended both Rolla and Columbia campuses of the University of Missouri. He kept himself busy as both a Mizzou cheerleader and a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity.
After graduating, Carter served in the U.S. Army as an artillery officer and he and Ann returned to St Charles in 1963 to start their family. Their children, Matt (Ruth), Julie (Howard) Thomas, Andy (Lisa) are celebrating great memories such as attending tractor and engine club meets, restoring the John Deere tractor, grinding corn meal and wheat flour and working on cars or other projects in his basement workshop.
He worked at General Motors for 2 years and McDonnell Douglas for 32 years, retiring in 1996. Carter was an experienced pilot and enjoyed many days flying and visiting with friends at the airport. He and Ann traveled extensively, either in their camper or small airplane. He is survived by numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Their pride and joy was enjoying their nine grandchildren: Erica (Cody) Bernat, Laura (Tyler) Detjen, Alayna, Adam, Leah, Marshall Thomas, Ben Thomas, John (Megan) Cassidy, and Bryan.
The five great-grandchildren are Isla Cassidy, Anja Cassidy, Nola Cassidy, Cooper Detjen, and Caroline Bernat.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Carter’s honor to Lutheran Senior Services.