Orville Freeman was governor from 1955 to 1961 and was U.S. agriculture secretary in the John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson administrations. During her husband’s political career, Mrs. Freeman did volunteer work with the United Nations and UNICEF.
She was president of the National Girl Scout Council from 1978 to 1984 and was a past president of the Woman’s National Democratic Club.
Jane Charlotte Shields was born in Winston-Salem, N.C., on May 25, 1921. She finished high school at 15 in Minneapolis, and she graduated at 19 from the University of Minnesota with a bachelor’s degree in political science. She met her future husband at the university.
He died in 2003 after 61 years of marriage. Survivors include two children, Constance Freeman of Rockville, Md., and Michael Freeman of Minneapolis; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Nipsey Hussle, a Grammy nominated rapper who sought to revive South Los Angeles, died at age 33 on March 31. Read the obituary (Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Warner Music)
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