Joan Mary Freund, of Crystal Lake, Illinois, passed away on Wednesday, January 9, 2019, at the age of 86. Loving wife of 60 years to the late Donald Charles Freund; beloved daughter of the late Frank and Agnes Nell; devoted mother of Cindy Ingleby, Donald Freund, and Sharon Annen; cherished grandmother of Matthew (Madeline) Ingleby, Katie Ingleby, Steve (Jenni) Ingleby, Sarah (Richard) Rist, Michael Freund, Anna Freund, Bradley Annen, and Jessica Annen; treasured great-grandmother of Henry, Ruthie, Kendal, Dylan, and Tyler. Joan was preceded in death by her sisters, Elaine Schmaling and Sandy Nell.
Joan grew up in Johnsburg, Illinois, and married the love of her life, Donald, who she met as a young school girl. As a homemaker, she enjoyed raising and taking care of her family. She was a wonderful cook and loved sewing. She cherished spending time with her family and always looked forward to seeing her grandkids.
Growing up in ‘Nell’s Ballroom,’ Joan was very active and loved dancing. She also looked forward to playing bridge and golf with her husband and friends. She was a member of the church choir for many years while living in Florida. She and her husband also enjoyed traveling with friends. Joan was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Memorial contributions may be made in Joan’s honor to the American Cancer Society.