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Walter Freund

Deacon Walter Freund, age 91, passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2020, at his son and daughter’s-in-law home in Emory, where he had been a resident since moving here in September.   Until then, Walter had been a life-long resident of McHenry, Illinois.

Walter was born on January 15, 1929, in McHenry, Illinois to the parentage of Walter John and Olive Gertrude Freund.  He married Catherine Marie Wagner in Volo, Illinois in August 1949.  His lifetime work was home construction and remodeling. Walter was ordained a Deacon in 1978, where he served in numerous parishes in the Rockford Diocese.  Walter was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Emory. He was an Honorary Life member of Knights of Columbus and a life member of the Forresters. 

Survived by:
Son: Mark Freund, and wife, Cynthia of Emory, Texas
Daughter: Mary Jayne (Freund) Bennett, and husband, John, of Dillingham, Alaska
Grandchildren:  Adam Freund, and wife Kimberly, Noah Freund, and wife, Marlena, Dillon Bennett, and Max Bennett
Great-grandchildren:  Andrew, Angelynn, Isabella, Charlie, Sophia , Matthew, Jacob and Gabriel

Preceded by:
Parents; Wife: Catherine in 2014; Daughter:  Kimberly Freund in 1995; Siblings:  Madeleine, Bolger, Claire Moran, Roger Freund, Eugene Freund, Gerald Freund.

Due to the corona virus quarantine, the interment and Mass of Resurrection will be delayed until August and will be held in IL.

 Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home of Emory is in charge of these arrangements. 

Online guestbook may be signed for the family at

Walter Freund
With our condolences.

Author: Chad Young

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