Military veteran

Robert “Bob” L. Freeze Sr., 79, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, at his home in Licking.

He was born June 25, 1931, in St. Louis, son of Dolphie and Zella Hill Freeze.

He grew up in Licking on the family farm. After attending Licking High School and working at Pevely Dairy in St. Louis, he served in the Air Force during the Korean War.

He settled in St. Louis and raised a family. He retired from Kroger Dairy in 1989 and settled in Licking, where he was known as the “Licking Locksmith.” He retired in 2007.

He enjoyed photography and was an advocate of the second amendment.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Sue Marie; a daughter, Darlene; a granddaughter; a brother, Lloyd; and a niece.

Survivors include four children, Connie Stegman of Eureka, Robert Freeze Jr. of Licking and Ronald Freeze and David Freeze of Ormond Beach, Fla.; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many nephews.

Services are 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, at Fox Funeral Home Chapel with Ronald Riggle officiating.

Memorials may be made to Licking Bridgebuilders Senior Center. Online condolences may be made at

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