Joanne T. Brefeld

  • Born: April 25, 1931
  • Died: January 18, 2020
  • Location: Crystal Lake, Illinois

Colonial Funeral Home & Crematory

591 Ridgeview Drive
McHenry, IL 60050

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Loving Mother, Grandmother, Sister and Friend

Joanne T. Brefeld, age 88, of McHenry, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday morning, January 18, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. Joanne was born April 25, 1931, and raised in Richmond, the daughter of William and Ottila (Hiller) Stilling. On October 6, 1956, Joanne married, Paul R. Brefeld at St. Joseph Catholic Church, then moved to McHenry where she worked and they raised their family of four. She worked at and retired from McHenry State Bank as a teller. Joanne also later worked at her daughter's home daycare business. She was a parishioner at St. Mary's Catholic Church and was a member of the Christian Mother's Assn. Joanne was an avid life-long Cubs fan, and she also enjoyed playing cards and traveling. More than anything, Joanne loved spending time with her family and friends.
Joanne is survived by her loving children: Paul G. Brefeld of Chicago Heights, Rebecca Beck of Racine, Annette (Ken) Mavec of Crystal Lake, and Thomas (Donna) Brefeld of Dearborn, MI; grandchildren: Alyssa (Zack) Barber, Courtney (Kyle) Cappell, Hannah Brefeld, Thomas Brefeld, Jr., Lindsay (Adam) Barber, Michael Beck, and Jacqueline Mavec; and great-granddaughter, Charlotte Barber. She is further survived by her sisters: Patricia (Leon) Busch, Nancy (John) McGee, and Judith (John) Huff. In addition, Joanne was preceded in death by her husband: Paul R.; parents: William and Ottila Stilling; sister: Rosemary Babcock; brothers: Maurice, Roger, and William G. Stilling; and father-in-law and mother-in-law: Paul J. and Kathryn Brefeld.
Visitation will be held on Friday, January 24, 2020, from 4-8 p.m., at Colonial Funeral Home, 591 Ridgeview Dr., McHenry. A Rosary Service will be held at 8 p.m. Visitation will continue on Saturday morning, January 25, 2020, from 9-10 a.m. at Colonial Funeral Home. Mass will be held at 11 a.m., at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 1401 N. Richmond Road, McHenry. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, N. Richmond Rd.
Memorials may be made in Joanne's name to St. Mary's Catholic Church, 1401 N. Richmond Rd., McHenry, IL 60050.


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Heartfelt condolences to the family. May God give your heart peace and comfort.

Posted by A friend   January 27, 2020

I am so sorry for the loss of your mother Tom! My sincere condolences and prayers for her soul to rest in peace.

Posted by Chandra Krishnamurthy - Canton, MI - Coworker   January 24, 2020

So sorry for your loss Annette. Your mom was such a gentle and loving lady. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers always.

Posted by Gail Voce and family - Crystal lake, IL - Family Friend   January 24, 2020

I am so sorry for the loss of your mother! You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers!

Posted by Kriss Liebetrau - Woodstock, IL - Friend   January 22, 2020

I am so sorry for the loss of your mother, Annette! You and your family are on my thoughts and prayers!

Posted by Kriss Liebetrau - Woodstock, IL - Friend   January 22, 2020

I am so sorry for the loss of your mother, Annette! You and your family are on my thoughts and prayers!

Posted by Kriss Liebetrau - Woodstock, IL - Friend   January 22, 2020

Annette and Family, so sorry to hear of your Moms passing.
Our condolences and prayers Dave and Kathy Devyak

Posted by Kathy Devyak - Crystal Lake, IL - Neighbor   January 21, 2020

So sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy to all.

Posted by Joanne Sutton - Richmond3, IL - Classmate   January 21, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Joanne was such a warm and caring person.

Posted by Jim & Evelyn Brefeld - Poplar grove, IL - Family   January 21, 2020


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