Lorraine Marguerite Freeman Yount

Lorraine Marguerite (nee Swiger) Freeman Yount, of the Cortez Trailer Park, Cortez, Florida died December 11, 2009, in Bradenton. She was born in Paris (Mecosta County, Michigan) on February 6, 1919 to Lewis DeForest Swiger and Josephine Alberts Swiger. Lorraine married her first husband Edd Freeman in 1941 and her second husband, Rufus Yount in 1969 and retired to Florida in the early 1970’s. Blessed with strong ambition, an outgoing personality, and natural beauty she was carried to unusual heights in the days before women had many opportunities. She was a reporter for the Traverse City Record Eagle in the 1940’s. She was appointed Friend of the Court and later Justice of the Peace in Lake City (MI), and later operated her own bail bonding company covering Northern Michigan. She is survived by her daughters, Josette Rae Freeman of Sarasota, Florida and Jacquelyn Freeman of Traverse City, Michigan; a sister, Coila DeYoung of Martinsville, Virginia; 2 grandsons Eric Hulsman (Lori) of Atlanta, Georgia, and Jordan Lindberg (Marcy) of Traverse City, MI; and great grandsons Connor and Kyle Hulsman and Miles Lindberg; and neices and nephews. A gathering of friends will take place at Cortez Park.

Published in The Herald on December 15, 2009


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