Bruce Robert Freitag

Posted: Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Longtime Juneau resident Bruce Robert Freitag died March 9, 2010, in Portland, Ore., after a short illness. He was 67.

Born Aug. 5, 1942, in Tacoma, Wash., he graduated from Parkrose High School in Portland and Oregon State University. He was a civil engineer for the Alaska State Highway Department for 30 years and did many projects throughout the state. He loved seeing Alaska and commercial fished part-time with Dave Carnes and Bob Slighter. His ashes will be placed in his beloved Alaska waters.

He retired and spent the last 10 years of his life traveling with his fiancé Alana Minge across the United States, Canada and Mexico. They had many adventures.

He was a lifetime member of the Elks and an active member of the Moose Lodge and Moose Legion.

"He will be missed my many," his family said.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father; and brother, Lee Freitag.

He is survived by his daughters, Toni Greer and Tami Sommerville; brothers, John Freitag and Dean (Beth) Freitag; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

No services will be held, but a celebration of life potluck will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 11, at the Juneau Moose Lodge. Bring good stories.

Donations may be made to a charity of choice.

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