Mitchell Charles Freem Jr.

Mitchell Charles Freem Jr.

March 12, 1931 - July 28, 2019
Lake Forest CA

Mitchell Charles Freem Jr.

March 12, 1931 - July 28, 2019
Lake Forest CA



Lake Forest – Mitchell C. Freem Jr. 88 died unexpectedly July 28th, 2019 at his daughter’s home in Calimesa, Ca.

He was born March 12, 1931 in Atlantic City, New Jersey to Mitchell C & Helen Freem Sr.

Mitch was a lifeguard and taught lifeguard training to local kids. He joined the Navy at 17 and then after a couple of years joined the Marine Corps where he served for over 30 years. During that time in the Marine Corps he met our mother Shirley. They married and had 4 children. Sadly, Shirley 72, passed away in November 2003. They were married for 47 years.

After retirement he loved to play golf. One of his greatest pleasures was his family.

He was a loyal member in the VFW, American Legion, Cooties and MOAA.

He is survived by his 4 children Michele Celeste Collins McCandless, of Lake Forest, Nanette Sue Howe, of Calimesa, Dawn Dee Southard, of Calimesa & Mitchell Charles Freem III and his wife Gina (Donohoe), of Lake Forest; 8 grandchildren, Michael, Jaime, Mitchell, Nikki, Garrett, Ashley, Matthew & Jenna; 5 great grandchildren Jadin, Gabe, Peyton, Lyla and Kaislee.


Funeral Service

  • Date & Time: August 19, 2019 (10:00 AM)
  • Venue: O'Connor Mortuary
  • Location: 25301 Alicia Parkway Laguna Hills, CA 92653 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (949) 581-4300

Graveside Service

  • Date & Time: August 19, 2019 (1:31 PM)
  • Venue: Riverside National Cemetery
  • Location: 22495 Van Buren Blvd. Riverside, CA 92518 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (951) 653-8417

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13 responses to Mitchell Charles Freem Jr.

  1. We are deeply sorry for your loss. There’s no doubt in my mind that your father was a great man because he raised a wonderful son like you Mitch. Sending love, peace & comfort at this difficult time.

  2. Tracy says:

    We are sadden by your loss, and will be honored to attend the services. Although we have never had the pleasure of meeting him, he sounds like such a wonderful man with a huge heart that loved his family and was an honorable military hero.

  3. William Ahl says:

    Semper Fi Marine

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