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Eunice Freeberg

Eunice Freeberg

Eunice Ilene Freeberg, 87 of Colfax departed peacefully with her family by her side on Friday, May 29, 2020 at Colfax Health and Rehabilitation.

Eunice Ilene was born on June 14, 1932 on the family farm to parents Oscar and Olga (Anderson) Lee.  She was baptized and confirmed at Hay River Lutheran Church. Eunice attended Plainview School through the 8th grade and graduated from Colfax High School in 1950. On August 1, 1953 she married Daniel Freeberg of Colfax at Hay River Lutheran Church. To this union three children were born, Mike, Judy and Greg. Throughout the years Eunice held different jobs working at the Colfax Schools and retiring from UW-Stout. She was a strong woman of faith; and attended church at Colfax Lutheran Church where she was active in circle. She loved having family and friends over for coffee and homemade treats, sewing and doing crafts, reading the newspaper and going to thrift sales in town.

Eunice is survived by two sons, Mike (Denise) Freeberg of Colfax, WI, Greg (Jodie) Freeberg of Windsor, CO; two grandchildren, Justin (Candace) Freeberg of Mobile, AL and Danielle (Trinston) Jeffries of Cheyenne, WY; two great grandsons, Matthew and Lucas Freeberg of Moblie, AL; sister Elaine Amble of Wheeler, WI; and brother and sisters-in-law, Chuck and Betty Freeberg of Colfax and Shirley Freeberg of Eau Claire, WI; numerous nieces, nephews, and other friends.

Eunice was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Olga Lee, parents-in-law, Helmer and Olga Freeberg, husband Danny, daughter Judy, and foster brother LaVern and Norma Gustum.

Family said it is hard to find the right words to describe such an amazing woman and hard to fathom that you are gone. For being so tiny you are one of the strongest women that we have ever met. Your selflessness and patience were admirable traits that we aim to work on ourselves. You were so sweet that it was impossible to not like you. No one would know it, but you were also one of the most stubborn people that we have ever known, and you kept your sense of humor handy in case you needed it. We will miss you so much but find comfort in knowing that you are with God and other family members. We truly need more people in the world like you!

The family wishes to thank the staff of Colfax Health and Rehabilitation, and Jessica and Sara of the St. Croix Hospice for their wonderful care of Eunice.

Funeral services will be held at a later.

Memorials can be directed to Colfax Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 425, Colfax, WI 54730 or the charity of your choice.

Olson Funeral Home of Menomonie is assisting the family.

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1 Comment

  1. betty dodge on June 12, 2020 at 1:59 pm

    As one of the many 1950 classmates and also a nieces to an uncle we ashared. Me on Knutson side to Aunt Anna and Uncle Henry. Many memories and sad to have her pass. I visited with her a couple of times when I came to Colfax to see Juverna. She had a lovely apartment as long as she could and her room was kept inviting and friendly. Condolances to you Elaine and I am sure you will truly miss her. God bless. I understand she was quite ill the last days.

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