Orin Glenn Freeman


April 23, 1962 - December 13, 2016


Orin Glenn Freeman was born April 23, 1962 to Edwin and Jessie (Behrendt) Freeman in Mitchell, SD.  Through second grade he was a student at Worthen 1 country school  and then attended Ethan Public School; graduating from Ethan High School in 1980.  He attended South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD.  Orin then took over the family farm and for the last 26 years he worked for Heart of America Dairy Herd Improvement Association.  He was united in marriage to Karen Hilden on May 24, 1997 at Kviteseid Lutheran Church in Milan, MN.  To this union, three sons, Jonathon, Matthew, and Michael were born.

Orin’s greatest joy in his life was his family.  He loved them and was so proud of them.  He taught them much about life working alongside of them on the farm.  He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, the South Dakota Rabbit Breeders Association, and was very active in 4-H with his boys.  We will all miss his sense of humor and his laugh. 

Grateful for having shared his life are his wife, Karen of Ethan; three sons, Jonathon, Matthew, and Michael at home; father-in-law, Glen Hilden of Milan, MN; brother, Lynn Freeman of Ethan, SD; sister, Anita Freeman of Dublin, CA; brother-in-law, Terry (Autumn) Hilden of Montevideo, MN; uncle, George Freeman of Mitchell, SD; two aunts, Beverly Parks of Lewisville, TX and Amy Behrendt of Salem, SD; along with many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Orin was preceded in death by his parents; an infant brother, Stanley; mother-in-law, Barbara Hilden; grandparents and several aunts and uncles.


Sunday, December 18, 2016
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saint John Lutheran Church
Dimock, South Dakota


Monday, December 19, 2016
10:30 AM
Saint John Lutheran Church
Dimock, South Dakota


Hillcrest Cemetery
Ethan, South Dakota

Posted by M J Jarmon on December 25, 2016
I read about the recent death of Orin and I know Karen and the
Freeman family have saddened hearts today. So I wanted to share this beautiful scripture where our heavenly father, Jehovah, (Psalm 83:18), promises us that he is going to do away with man's greatest enemy, death. Rev. 21: 4; "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. Isaiah 33:24 guarantees us: "And no resident will say "I am sick." God's kingdom that Jesus taught us to pray for at Matt. 6: 9, 10 will bring about these wonderful promises, including the resurrection. None of us are guaranteed tomorrow, but we are all guaranteed a resurrection. (John 5:28, John 6:40, John 11:25) Also, Titus 1: 2 tells us this promise of a resurrection: "is based on a hope of the everlasting life that God, who cannot lie, promised long ago." Isaiah 26:19 "Your dead will live......And the earth will let those powerless in death come to life." Isaiah 25:8 "He will swallow up death forever. For Jehovah himself has spoken it." Jehovah invites you to throw all your burdens on him and he will sustain you in your time of grief. It is my prayer this scripture will give you comfort in your grief. If you feel up to contacting me, my email address is: myranj@centurytel.net
Posted by Anissa (Lange) Kuno on December 20, 2016
Karen and boys~So sorry to hear of Orin's passing. You have my deepest sympathy.You are in my thoughts and prayers....praying our heavenly Father will comfort you, sustain you and help you all through this very difficult time.
Posted by Jackie breck (ter meer) on December 19, 2016
I only heard about Orin today. I'm so sorry for your loss and my prayers r with u.
Posted by Becky Roth on December 19, 2016
Karen- shocked does not even come close to finding out this sad news. I just found out of Orin's passing. Please call if you need anything. I always looked forward to catching up during the fair. My deepest sympathy. Thoughts and Prayers for you and the boys.
Posted by Brittany Tilberg on December 17, 2016
So sorry to hear about Orin. My prayers go out to you and your boys.
Posted by MaryJo Boner on December 16, 2016
Karen; We always looked forward to and enjoyed visiting with you guys at state fair - could always count on one of you being in the rabbit barn and the other in the dairy barn. We will be thinking about you in the days ahead and praying for God's arms to wrap you and the boys in His loving comfort.
Posted by Ken Badker on December 16, 2016
thanks for all the hunting memories with you and your dad. thoughts and prayers. Have to work so I won't be there
Posted by Joe & Cindy Collins on December 16, 2016
So Sorry for your loss our prayers are with you
Posted by Shawn Stoley on December 16, 2016
Shocked and saddened to hear this news of Orin. Prayers and lots of hugs for you.
Posted by Jane Langstraat on December 16, 2016
So sorry for your loss he was a pleasure to work with when he came to Gary Amy Blase
Posted by Jodi Tongen on December 16, 2016
Karen - May God hold you a little tighter and give you strength during this difficult time. Sending you our thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
Posted by Carla (Nokleby) Anspach on December 16, 2016
Karen, Praying for peace, comfort and strength for you and your boys.
Posted by Linda and Robert Henglefelt on December 16, 2016
We are so sad for you and the boys. Please know we are praying for you during this difficult time. God's blessings to you all.
Posted by Karen Mohr on December 16, 2016
My deepest sympathy is extended to you and your family!! I'm so sorry for your loss!! May the Lord wrap his arms around you and give you strength !!
Posted by Amy Hohn on December 16, 2016
We are so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers your way in this difficult time!
Posted by Cherie Herrmann on December 16, 2016
Karen and boys, Orin always had a smile and was so proud of the boys. May the memories you have of him remain in your hearts forever. Prayers for your family.
Posted by Joanne Schoenfelder on December 16, 2016
We are so sorry for your loss. Orin was such a nice guy and we always enjoyed visiting with him. Our heartfelt prayers for you and your family.
Posted by Mary Froning on December 16, 2016
Karen and boy my heartfelt sympathy you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. May the strength and love of our Lord be with you all.
Posted by Barry Wagner on December 16, 2016
My heartfelt sympathy and prayers for you today and the days ahead.
Posted by Melanie Plooster on December 16, 2016
Karen and boys, my heart goes out to you in this time of sorrow. Orin was a wonderful man and I enjoyed working with you both at walmart. Keeping you in my prayers.
Posted by Jim & Cathy Tiede on December 16, 2016
Our Thoughts & Prayers to You Karen & the Boys! We will miss Smile & Sense of Humor!
Posted by Beth feiner on December 15, 2016
My heart goes out to you. oRin always was a pleasant good hearted person I always enjoyed visiting withh him. May Jesus wrap his loving arms around each of you in this time.
Posted by Mary Hoffman on December 15, 2016
My heart aches for all of you. You've been in my thoughts and my prayers. God bless you all and may he hold you all tight during this very sad sad time. Love you all ❤️
Posted by Eevi Prahl on December 15, 2016
Karen and boys...my heart cries for you and your loss. May you receive comfort knowing Orin is with our Lord. Deepest sympathies.
Posted by Lisa Kummer on December 15, 2016
Thinking of you all at this time. Peace and comfort in the days to come.
Posted by Chris and Christi (Gerlach) Mead on December 15, 2016
Karen and boy, We are so sorry for your loss and are sending prayers your way. If you need anything, let me know.
Posted by Jill Nydam on December 15, 2016
I am so sorry for your loss and will be praying for you and the boys. May God's peace and presence be with you!
Posted by Ruby Rezac on December 15, 2016
Karen and boys, many thoughts and prayers for you at this time.
Posted by Rhonda Gilchrist on December 15, 2016
So sorry for your loss. May you feel God's love to comfort you.
Posted by Myrna Adams on December 14, 2016
Words cannot begin to express my sympathies for your family. Orin was always the first with a smile and a friendly hello. He will be missed...
Posted by Tsc in Mitchell Sd on December 14, 2016
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Posted by Christie Ruml on December 14, 2016
Thoughts and prayers are with Karen and the boys. He will be missed by many!
Posted by Laurie Hemish on December 14, 2016
May the Lord wrap his arms around you for comfort and strength. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family.
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