Auburn – Paul E. Freeburn, 96, of Auburn, died Monday, August 12, 2019, at the home of his son in Garrett.
He was born July 16, 1923 in Butler to Glen and May (Waite) Freeburn.
Paul was an electrician for Warner Automotive for 32 years before retiring in 1976. He served as the first Emergency Management Director for DeKalb County for many years.
He was a WWII U.S. Army veteran.
He was a member of the Garrett First Church of Christ. He also was a HAM Radio Operator.
He married Gladys V. Cribbs on January 28, 1945 in Ridgeville, South Carolina, and she passed away May 24, 2015.
Surviving are two sons; David G. (Anita) Freeburn of Garrett and Cecil E. (Myra Maldeney) Freeburn of Auburn; two grandchildren, Mandy (Jon) Young and Michelle Likes; three great grandchildren, Aaron Young, Ethan Young, and Kagan Likes.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; three sisters, Georgie Schuller, Mabel Gray and Glenora Bakel; and two great granddaughters, Kirsten Likes and Nora Young.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 14, 2019, at Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 1860 Center Street, Auburn, IN 46706, with Brother Bud Owens officiating. Burial will follow the service in Woodlawn Cemetery in Auburn.
Calling is 2 hours prior to the service from 12 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
Preferred memorials are to the Alzheimer’s Association.