INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WOWO): Today, Governor Mike Pence issued the following statement regarding the passing of Dick Freeland, to whom the Governor awarded his first Sagamore of the Wabash back in February.
“Today, Indiana lost an extraordinary Hoosier in the passing of Dick Freeland of Fort Wayne. Dick Freeland lived the American dream. A loving family man, successful entrepreneur and businessman, Dick Freeland used his success to lift up his community, his state and his nation through generous philanthropy to countless worthy causes. His leadership and example will be deeply missed. His contributions to the city of Fort Wayne and to the State of Indiana will be remembered always, and Karen and I send our deepest condolences and prayers for comfort to his beloved wife Deanna, his family and all those who mourn the passing of this good and great man.”
Governor awards his first Sagamore of the Wabash back on February 7th, 2013 to Dick Freeland.