David E. Freese, 60, of Magnolia, died Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2009.

    David E. Freese, 60, of Magnolia, died Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2009, at home, with his family at his side.

    Born in Skowhegan, Maine, he was the son of the late Willard and Doris E. Freese.

    Mr. Freese graduated from Madison High School, Maine, and went to the Skowhegan Business School in Maine. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

    He had retired from the Harrington Post Office, where he had worked as a mail carrier.

    In his spare time, Mr. Freese enjoyed watching the Boston Red Sox. He loved reading, gardening, and playing golf. The most important thing in his life was his relationship with Jesus Christ, Lorraine, the love of his life, and his family.

    He was an extraordinary man who lived a simple life and cared for others more than himself. He gave life to his son-in-law, James Cross, by donating a kidney in 2006. His life served as a strong Christian example to everyone.

    Mr. Freese was a member of the Manship Chapel, where he was a deacon for the past three years.

    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Bob Freese.

    Mr. Freese is survived by his wife, Lorraine Freese of Magnolia; a son and brother-in-law, Kevin and Michelle Freese of Dover; three daughters and their husbands, Melissa and James Cross of Bremen, Maine, Alane and Brian Bruns of Felton and Jenni and Stephen Glick of Dover; a brother and sister-in-law, Allan and Vickie Freese of Maine; two sisters and their husbands, Julie and Bill Flanigan of Florida and Cheryl and Bob Bardwell of Maine; and six grandchildren.

    Memorial donations in Mr. Freese’s name may be made to the Manship Chapel Building Fund, 4912 Burnite Mill Road, Felton, DE 19943-3665.

    Funeral arrangements were by the Melvin Funeral Home, Harrington.