Deloris Mary Jane (Rohloff) Freeman, age 79, was called home by the Lord on February 8th, 2011, in Freedom, Wisconsin. She was born in New London on November 14th, 1931, to the late Henry Rohloff and Irene (Alf) Kanamen. Deloris married Edward (Tony) James Freeman on April 13th, 1949. He preceded her in death on October 20th, 1992. Deloris found abiding love in her life which was centered around her family and her faith. She loved going for walks, watching and feeding the birds, listening to religious music, going out to eat, watching old westerns, playing tricks on April Fool’s Day and making the best apple pies. Deloris is lovingly survived by her children, Sue (Dave) Hess, Anchorage, AK; Lyndian Freeman, New London, WI; Major Freeman, Seattle, WA; Chip (Tammy) Freeman, Anchorage, AK; Malia (Steve) Lowney, Freedom, WI; Eric Freeman, Waupaca, WI; Ellen (Tim) Sellin, Madisonville, TN; Julie (Terry) Lind, Manawa, WI; Bonnie (Tom) Buchholz, Sweetwater, TN; and Joe (Judy) Freeman, Canisota, SD. Deloris surviving siblings are, Bernice (Ed) Ellenbecker, New London, WI; Nina Krause, New London, WI; Patricia (George) Jensen, Warden, WA; Dorothy Brock, Villageville, GA; and Fred Dahms, Arbovita, WI.; Sister in-laws, Gale Bohmann Hortonville WI and Ann Rohloff Clayton, IN; Brother In-laws, Neil (Dorothy) Freeman New London WI.; Sydney (Mary) Freeman New London WI.; and Andy Peterson New London WI. Deloris is also survived by her loving grandchildren, Lanora Freeman, Austin Freeman, James Jones, Melanie Simek, Seth Hess, Tony Riley, Jennifer Riley, Brian Wisneski, Zackery, Freeman, Jacob Freeman, Elizabeth Peterson, Quentin Freeman, Ashton Freeman, Tara Schelfhout, Toni Grosskopf, Garrett Lowney, Jordan Freeman, Jared Freeman, Katelynn Freeman, Tristan Drath, Kylah Sellin, Andrew Sellin, Tianna Sellin, Roberta Lind, Lauren Bogard, Caleb Lind, Tasha Cain, Nicole Buchholz, Thomas Buchholz, Nicholas Buchholz, Eric Joe Balthazor, Bobbi Jo Freeman, and Elijah Freeman. There are also 20 great-grandchildren who called her granny and many nieces and nephews who will miss her dearly. In addition to her husband and parents, Deloris was preceded in death by her son, Terry Freeman; sisters, Laverne Peterson and Mary Elmer; brothers, Dwayne Rohloff, Robert Rohloff, and Jim Dahms. The funeral service for Deloris was held on Monday, February 14, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at the Cline & Hanson Funeral Home in New London with Rev. Dave Uden officiating. Burial was in Little Creek Cemetery in the Town of Little Wolf. Visitation was held at the funeral home on Sunday February 13 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM. and on Monday from 9:00 until the time of the service at 10:00 AM.
Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Others stay a while, leaving beautiful footprints on our hearts. And we are never the same. God blesses each one of us the day we were born, because he brought us into your life. We each have special memories of you that we will hold in our hearts forever. We’ll never forget the day the angels came to bring you home, Mom. We love you forever and always.