Doris M. Freund

  • Born: August 21, 1929
  • Died: October 3, 2021
  • Location: McHenry, Illinois

Colonial Funeral Home & Crematory

591 Ridgeview Drive
McHenry, IL 60050
Tel. (815) 385-0063

Tribute & Message From The Family

Doris M. Freund, age 92, of McHenry passed away peacefully at her home on October 3, 2021, and is now reunited with her beloved husband, Jim.

She was born on August 21, 1929 in Johnsburg to the late Ben and Martha (Neisen) Freund. On November 3, 1951 she married James C Freund at St John the Baptist Church in Johnsburg.

Doris was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She loved being a homemaker and cherished her 70 years of life on Maple Avenue, where she and Jim raised their six children. She was an avid Cubs and Bulls fan. She seldom missed listening to a game on the radio or watching it on television. She was kind and thoughtful, never missing a special occasion with her cards or her infamous banana cakes.

Doris is survived by her children, Sandy (Mike) Gavin of Northbrook, Kathy (David) Service of McHenry, Nancy (Tom) Gladfelter of Palatine, Debbie Hettermann of McHenry, Gary (Kim) Freund of Cary and Scott (Meagan) Freund of Crystal Lake; 10 grandchildren Erin Gavin, Shannon (William) Hartman, Nathan (Kristin) Service, Kailey Service, Abbey (Steven) Braun, Andrew (Margaret) Hettermann, Morgan Hettermann, Brandon Freund and Natalie and Collin Freund; 7 great grandchildren Vivian, Eloise, Hudson, Brayden, Emilia, Kinsley and Wyatt; sister-in-law, Renee Freund of McHenry and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband James; her parents; dear son-in-law, Bob Hettermann; sisters, Marion Schoenholtz, Delma Rusboldt, Glorice Jackson; brothers, Stanley and Loren Freund; brothers-in-law, Mervin Schoenholtz, Bob Rusboldt, Art Jackson; sister-in-law, Lorraine Freund; mother-in-law and father-in-law Mary and George P. Freund; brothers-in-law, George M. and Robert Freund; sister-in-law Gloria Freund; nephew Bob Freund

The family is so very grateful for Sarantuya Sainbayar, her devoted caregiver for the past six years. They are also appreciative of Journey Care Hospice, who was there to support the family and make Doris's final weeks peaceful.

Visitation with the family will be held on Friday, October 8, at Colonial Funeral Home, 591 Ridgeview Drive, McHenry from 9:30 to 11:30, proceeding to the 12:00 Mass of Christian burial at St. Mary's Church, 1401 N. Richmond Road, McHenry. Interment will be in St Mary's Cemetery, McHenry.

In lieu of flowers, it would be appreciated if donations in Doris's memory be made to her wonderful caretaker, Sarantuya Sainbayar or St Mary's Church, 1401 Richmond Road, McHenry, IL 60050.

For information, call the funeral home at 815-385-0063, or visit


Condolence & Memory Journal

To Doris' big beautiful family,
What a beautiful tribute to one of the loveliest examples of God's love. Doris shared the goodness of God throughout her life in her quiet grace, her laughter & in her love for each of you...May she be on your hearts always & in your kitchens with every delicious spoonful of her potato salad & banana cake
God bless and keep each of you always! We Love you all

Posted by Collins-Leveille family - Family   October 05, 2021

Dear Sandy, Kathy, Nancy, Debbie, Gary, and Scott,
I was so sorry to learn of your mother´s passing. She was one of the sweetest and kindest person around. There was nothing she wouldn´t do for anyone. Your mom was "the store" when my mom needed something. You could count on her for anything. I particularly have found memories of times in the Dells with your mom and dad.
Many games of "Old Shucks" were played with my parents, Al and I, and Tom and Kathryn. I think it was one of your mom´s favorite things to do up North. Her banana cake was to die for. I´m sure she´s having the time of her life in heaven right now with your dad and my parents. Please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of your wonderful mother.


Posted by Grace Weber Beaudoin - Other   October 04, 2021

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