Charles Zachary Freeman

CIMARRON - Charles Zachary "Zach" Freeman, age 35, died Oct. 5, 2020 at his home in Cimarron, KS surrounded by his family. He was born Oct. 17, 1984 in Fairfax, MO., the son of Chuck and Kathy (Acklin) Freeman. Zach moved with his family from Tarkio, MO. to Garden City, KS. in 1986.


He attended Garden City schools and graduated from Garden City High School in 2003. He then attended and graduated from Garden City Community College. Zach then attended and graduated from Northwest Oklahoma State in Alva, OK with a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science. He returned to Garden City where he lived until 2014 when he moved to Cimarron, KS. Zach worked as a feed yard manager and assistant manager. He was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church in Garden City, a member of USTRC, KPRA, IFCA, and was involved in 4-H for many years. He enjoyed animals, team roping, competing in ranch rodeos, playing pool, and making people laugh.


Survivors include the love of his life, Dr. Mikaela Sundgren of the home; his parents Chuck and Kathy Freeman of Garden City, KS; two siblings Kristin and husband Billy Olivas of Liberty, MO and Luke Freeman &and fiancé Dr. Julie King of Garden City, KS; and six nieces and nephews Courtney Olivas, Ryan Olivas, Darrin Olivas, Jason Olivas, Sylvie Sundgren, and Marigold Sundgren.


Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Oct. 9, 2020 at the Gray County Fair Grounds Rodeo Arena in Cimarron, KS. Burial will follow at the Ingalls Cemetery in Ingalls, KS. Friends may call from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday at Garnand Funeral Home in Garden City, KS. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials given to the Zach Freeman Memorial Fund which will be used for rodeo scholarships in care of Garnand Funeral Home of Garden City. Condolences may be given at garnandfuneralhomes.com.