Mr. Freels passed away Saturday, March 15, 2014, at his home. He was born October 30, 1929, in Evansville.
He was the owner of Jim Freels Lake Shore Boats in Cadiz and was involved with the Marine Industry for 29 years. Jim built five full-sized boats, and in his later years he enjoyed designing and building custom model boats. He was a member of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary and former Commander of the Evansville Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla.
Jim is survived by his wife of 66 years who resides in Carbondale, Ill., Lois Freels; son, James Paul Freels II and his wife, Wanda of Cadiz; two daughters, Linda Happel (and husband Dennis) of Wadesville, Ind., and Leslie Lloyd of Goreville, Ill.; brother John Freels of Guyton, Ga.; sister Carol Grimes of Sebree; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 101 NW First Street, Suite 203, Evansville, IN 47708. Condolences may be made online at www.AlexanderWestChapel.com.