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Freeman Lynn Higgason 1934 - 2018

LAWRENCE — Memorial services for Freeman Lynn Higgason, 83, Lawrence, were held at 10 a.m., Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, at Lawrence Free Methodist Church. Private family burial will take place later at Clayton Cemetery.

He died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Freeman was born Oct. 22, 1934, in rural Norton County, Kan., the son of Frank Le Roy and Mary Pauline Wonderlich Higgason. He graduated from Clayton High School. Later he went on to receive his bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University.

After college he farmed, taught school, and began a career in business. He retired from banking after more than 20 years. He and his wife retired to Texas where they enjoyed golfing, traveling, and visiting their family. Six years ago they moved to Lawrence, Kan. He married Janice Kay Kaiser on April 19, 1990; she survives, of the home.

Other survivors include sons, Stanley Higgason, and wife Barbara; Steven Higgason and wife Lisa; Scott Higgason and wife Kim; Janice’s children John Highfill and wife Rebeca; Katy Hayden and husband Kyle; grandchildren, Caitlin and Brock Higgason, Sam, Nick, and Luke Higgason, Brianne, Taylor, Rowan, and Lauren Highfill, Meron, Gage, and Brette Hayden. He is preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Dillon Higgason.

Memorial contributions made in memory of Freeman may be made to the Children’s Mercy Hematology and Oncology Department, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana Street Lawrence, KS 66044. Online condolences made at

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Sept. 11, 2018