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Linda K. Freeland

KSAL StaffAugust 7, 2019

Linda K. Freeland, 70, passed away on Monday, August 5, 2019, at Salina Regional Health Center in Salina, Kansas.

She was born to Dale Renberger and Dolores (Nuss) Renberger on April 13, 1949, in Hays, Kansas. She graduated from McPherson High School in 1967.

Linda married David E. Freeland on January 10, 1971, in McPherson, and they celebrated their 48th anniversary just this year. Son Paul David was born February 15, 1975, and son Michael Robert was born September 28, 1979.

Linda received her degree in Early Childhood Education from Kansas State University in May 1971. She owned her own preschool, Four Seasons Preschool, for nearly 40 years, and retired in spring 2017. She taught more than 1,400 children during her time as a preschool teacher.

Survivors include husband Dave; son, Paul (Rachel), Melissa, Texas and their children, Sydney, Chase and Erynn; son, Michael (Kristina), Salina and their children, Gabriel, Dominic and Oliver; sister, Alana (Larry) Schafer, Salina; brother, Terry (Estelle) Renberger, McPherson; sister-in-law Gloria Freeland (Art Vaughan), Manhattan; sister-in-law, Gaila Freeland de Chambi (Humberto Chambi), La Paz, Bolivia; and six nieces and four nephews.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents, her father-in-law, Edgar Freeland, her mother-in-law Edla (Mostrom) Freeland; and her grandparents.

A memorial service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 9, at First Baptist Church of Salina, 843 Lewis Ave., with Pastor Dave Walters officiating. Burial will be at Roselawn Cemetery. Friends may call at the Ryan Mortuary on Thursday from 4 until 8 pm where the family will receive friends from 5 until 7 pm.

Memorial gifts may be made to First Baptist Church of Salina, The Greater Salina Community Foundation’s Linda K. Freeland Scholarship, which goes to Salina students who plan to study early childhood education, or to the Tammy Walker Cancer Center.

For more information or to leave condolences, go to www.ryanmortuary.com

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