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11/6/2013 10:58:00 AM
Roger Freeman
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Mr. Freeman

Roger William Freeman, 71, of Oglesby passed away Nov. 2, 2013, as a result of a farming accident.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, north of Leonore, with the Rev. Roger Helgren, pastor, and the Rev. Robert Spilman officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Tonica with full military rites conducted by La Salle-Oglesby Veterans Memorial Group.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday in Mueller Funeral Home, Lostant. Additional visitation will be 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday in the church.
Mr. Freeman was born Dec. 1, 1941, in La Salle to Kermit and Florence (Nagel) Freeman. He married Ruth Elsesser on June 5, 1965, in Mendota.
Roger served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He retired from Owens in Streator and was a lifelong farmer. He enjoyed farm sales, collecting antiques, fishing, family get-togethers and the wildlife at his home.
He was a member of Oglesby Elks, La Salle County Farm Bureau, American Legion, Lostant Post 17 and VFW Post 1492 in Streator.
He is survived by two children, Steven Freeman of Winnebago and Diane Freeman and her fiancé (Carroll Breazeale) of Pearland, Texas; and Roger’s loving partner, Phyllis Jacobson of Oglesby; three grandchildren, Kyle Freeman, Emily Freeman and Cody Breazeale; three brothers, Richard (Bonnie) Freeman of Lostant, Robert Freeman of rural Tonica and Randy (Sharon) Freeman of Lostant; two sisters, Marjorie (Michael) VandeWyngaerde of Oglesby and Marilyn (James) Loveland of rural Spring Valley; one sister-in-law, Mary (Fred) Wehmeyer of DeKalb; two brother-in-laws, Richard Elsesser of Mendota and Albert Elsesser Jr. of Mendota; Phyllis Jacobson’s children including Eric Jacobson of La Salle, Jeff (Donna) Jacobson of Bethesda, Md., Andy Jacobson of Chicago, Dee Jacobson of Walworth, Wis., Betsy (Steve) Young of Chicago and Dan (Johanna) Jacobson of Evergreen Park; and Phyllis Jacobson’s 12 grandchildren, Josh, Sara, Mishy, Spencer, Justin, Brett, Dillon, Katie and Richie Jacobson, Grant Young, Logan Young and Jade Alfano; and his daughter in-law, Heidi Freeman of Oregon, Ill.
He was preceded in death by his wife on April 18, 1994; one brother, Ronald Freeman; and one sister in-law, Myrna Elsesser.
Memorials may be directed to the family or the donor’s choice.
The online guestbook may be viewed and remembrances shared at

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