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Doris M. Freund

Obituary for Doris M. Freund

August 21, 1929 - October 3, 2021
McHenry, Illinois | Age 92


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

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