November 13, 1958 - July 19, 2020
Heike Freiberg was born 1958 as the only kid of Norbert and Marga Krug in West Berlin Germany (American Sector). She was almost 38 years married to Karl-Heinz Freiberg, a German engineer who worked in the neighboring company with visual contact. After high school she got educated in sales, export and marketing. Her most loved job that she did for many years was selling industrial machines (fashion industry) to eastern Europe and Russia. This included the export and the special banking that is needed for non convertible currency. A fun part was when she could manage the fair presence for her company in Russia. It was always rewarded with some big cans, best Russian caviar, protein shock included. She loved it even when she knew she would be 2 days down with protein shock. Her boss always accepted, had the same problem. After the fall of the wall and the breakdown of the eastern European economy her sales office got closed and she didn't find a new comparable task, so she finally stopped working and started just to care about family. An early surgery prevented her from getting kids. So the family was always husband and cat. Actually her whole life was a collection of different health issues. She always struggled with some issues which doesn't stop her from being kind and lovely. She loved cats, actually all animals. Her husband showed her how beautiful reptiles are and so she started to love them too, even if they have no fur. They got a big terrarium with two two-foot reptiles (sailfin lizards, hydrosaurus pustulatus) and she spent a lot of time talking to them and making them pets. She managed it so that they became family. They finally become familiar with going in and out of the terrarium and playing with the cat (Main Coon Cariño). Her second love was ocean. Every vacation was going to the German coast. In 2007 she followed her husband to America who got an offer to move his working place to a daughter company. The pacific was an interesting option for her to come here. Her and her husband had a great time here. She loved the Alaska cruise so much they did it twice. They had a good time on the Willamette river with our motorboat while we lived in Charbonneau. She loved to organize the front and backyard of the house in Woodburn, and her little field with herbs. She loved to cook, especially Mediterranean style. Homesickness was always been an issue. Even if there was no place where she wanted to go. She requested German TV, German magazines and German food. Her last serious health issue led to home hospice. After about 5 months in hospice care with multiple ups and downs she finally gave up.
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