Gladys Mae (Bygland) Freeman

Gladys Mae (Bygland) Freeman, 87, of Billings, MT passed away at her home in Jensen Cottage on Oct. 19, 2017, after an extended illness.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband Doug; her brothers, Stephen and John; sisters Gunhild and Agnes Kettleson; sister-in-law Edna Bygland; brothers-in-law Pershing Kettleson, Dale Larson and Duane Gladem; and son-in-law Steve Lakey.
She is survived by her children, Julie Hermsmeyer, Jayne Lakey, Doug (Lori) Freeman and Janet (David) Freeman; grandchildren Christine, Michelle, Shawn, Matt, Megan, Grace and Evan; great-grandchildren Cyrus, Bailey, Alana and Connor; sisters Cora Larson and Irene Gladem; and brother Iver (Darlene) Bygland; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.
A celebration will be Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 at 1 p.m. at Big Horn County Historical Museum in Hardin with Pastor Charles Bott officiating. Inurnment will be in Fairview Cemetery, with reception to follow at the museum. Cremation has taken place.
Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary (Billings) is entrusted with arrangements, and memories may be shared online at
Memorials may be made to the Big Horn County Historical Society; National Multiple Sclerosis Society; or St. John’s Lutheran Ministries Foundation.