1925 | GUS H. FREITAG, JR. | 2019



With a heavy heart, I want to inform all of our loyal customers and friends of G & G Model Shop that our patriarch and my father, Gus Freitag, passed away peacefully on March 21, 2019. He loved working at the shop. It was truly his second home.

Gus was many things to many people. He was a husband, a father, a brother, a friend and a fellow model railroader. You could often find him either sitting on his stool, greeting customers coming into G&G, or up in his HO scale model railroad layout, working on scenery, laying track, scratch building or out in his yard, working in his gardens.

Gus is survived by his wife of 71 years, Rhoda, and children, Derwood Freitag, Rhonda Herrington, Deb Jaska and Diane Kopfensteiner as well as by twelve grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

Gus attended St. Thomas High School where he graduated early to join the Navy in 1944. He was assigned to the USS Alabama and served for the next two years. Up until two years ago, he made his yearly pilgrimage to visit the Alabama to remember and celebrate the victories of WWII with his fellow crewmates.

If desired, memorial contributions may be given in his memory to the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park. Click the following link to download the donation card to print and send to the foundation or contact the foundation at 251-438-2834.

Click here to download a donation card for the U.S.S. Alabama in Gus's name.

Gus will always live on through his family, friends and customers of G & G Model Shop.


Diane, Keith, Jack, Gary, Richard and Thomas


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