He was born on July 3, 1924, in McCune to William R. Freeberg and Anna C. (French) Freeberg. He moved with his family to Pittsburg in 1929 and then to Parsons in 1939. He graduated from Parsons Senior High School in 1942.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1944 to 1946. Following his discharge, he returned to Parsons. He worked as a truck driver and bus driver for a time. He later worked as a manager of grain elevators in Mildred, Colony and Parsons, retiring in 1987.
He was a member of First Baptist Church in Parsons and the Brown-Bishop Post No. 704 Veterans of Foreign Wars. He also was a member of the Parsons Lodge No. 117 A.F. & A.M.
In earlier years, Virgil enjoyed square dancing.
He married Dorothy Sayers on Dec. 12, 1943, in Parsons. She survives of the home.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Freeberg of the home; two sons, Donald L. Freeberg of Gardner and Ricky E. Freeberg of Parsons; a daughter, Dianna Jean Frazier of Joplin; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Ronald Freeberg; and two brothers.
The service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery with Masonic rites given by the Parsons Lodge No. 117 A.F. & A.M. and military honors given by the Brown-Bishop Post No. 704 Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or to the Hospice Care of Kansas and may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, P.O. Box 374, Parsons, 67357.
Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.