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William A. “Bill” Freund

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William A. “Bill” Freund, 86, Woodstock, died Wednesday, June 24, 2013, at Florence Nursing Home in Marengo.

He was born May 19, 1926, in Woodstock to Arthur N. and Margaret (Long) Freund.

On Jan. 31, 1948, he married Mary Huebsch in Woodstock.

He graduated from St. Mary High School in Woodstock and served in the Army Air Corps. He was an active member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Woodstock, and was a founding member of the Woodstock Little League. He also was a member of the Woodstock VFW.     He was a fireman in the Woodstock Fire/Rescue District for 36 years and was a trustee. He also served on various city commissions, including the board of building construction. He was a carpenter and contractor by trade and enjoyed golf and fishing.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Steve Freund and Bob (Denise) Freund, all of Woodstock; a daughter, Susanne (John) DePaul, Itasca; six grandchildren, Katrina, Boone, Alyson, Joe, Cole and Andrew; three great-grandchildren, Tori, Lilly and Riley; and two brothers, Don Freund, Alton, and Dick Freund, Arlington Heights.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation and the funeral Mass were June 29 at St. Mary Catholic Church. Interment followed at Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements were made by Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, Woodstock. Memorials can be sent to Passages Hospice, 929 S. Alpine Road, Suite 202, Rockford, IL 61108.

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