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Rhayman Scott Freiburger, 19, of Paul passed away Monday, July 24, 2023. Rhayman was welcomed into a house full of older sisters -Sis, Alicia, and EMa- on December 23, 2003. Years later, in order to get through an adolescent roughhouse need, he was blessed with a bonus brother, family friend, “twin be” John Riedlinger.
Rhay loved others and went out of his way to make their day special. He often stopped by former schools just to drop off a favorite drink for his mom and other teacher friends. Rhay was both fun and competitive. He and his dad played a mean game of cornhole, coming away victorious in three consecutive annual tournaments at his favorite 4th of July hangout event with the Bruns’ clan. He earned numerous Cowboy Shooting awards, a hobby he enjoyed throughout his middle school years. Though he excelled in both, Rhay mostly enjoyed the camaraderie with “the influencers” of each: Uncle Tom with cornhole and Uncle John and Aunt Joannie with cowboy shooting. Rhay was a fierce card player and enjoyed any chance to show off his skills, no matter the game. As for his genetic enjoyment of gambling, though he didn’t receive the same luck as his Gram, he was always willing to gamble for the win.
Rhay was blessed to have many friends and family who enjoyed spending time together - from family reunions to hunting trips to watching movies, laughter found Rhay at whatever event he was participating in. He loved teasing others and especially enjoyed spending time with his nephew, Beckam.
From the time Rhay was little, he enjoyed thinking deeply as well as creatively. He found peace and joy in constructing Lego projects, just recently completing a giant model of the Titanic. His ability to think deeply enabled Rhayman to be a well rounded student who succeeded at all he put his mind to. He enjoyed learning and was sometimes a bit annoyed by others who didn’t share his interest in academia. He very much enjoyed noting that he “actually” completed his associates degree before receiving his high school diploma which allowed him to join the Vandal family at the University of Idaho as a junior - Go Vandals! He proudly pledged himself to the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity and, as a member of the Idaho Alpha Chapter, held the bonds of his brotherhood in high esteem. All who loved him looked forward to seeing everything Rhay would accomplish in the future. Though his life was cut short, his family and friends will continue to feel his presence at social gatherings and sense his spirit when they see God’s glory in nature - especially rainbows.
On July 24, 2023 Rhay was united in heaven with his grandparents, Chuck and Dorothy Freiburger and Dorothy Thielman as well as three heavenly siblings, his Uncle Matt, Aunt Patti, Aunt Bernie, and his treasured great uncles, great aunts and great cousins. He is survived by his parents, Scott and Robynn Freiburger, his grandfather, John Thielman, his sisters Khristin (Corby Quigley), Alicia, and Elizabeth, and his super, over the moon, love - nephew Beckam.
Our “little” blessing from above is now in the arms of Jesus - we will forever hold him in our hearts and shall be with him again. Thanks be to God for the joy of being his family on earth. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to a school, organization, or charity of your choice in Rhayman’s memory.
Memorial Service will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, July 31, 2023 at Trinity Lutheran Church 909 8th Street Rupert, Idaho. Arrangements are under the direction of Joel Heward Hansen Mortuary.