Moss Funeral Home - Trenton, IL

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535 N. 5th St.
Breese, IL 62230

105 South Main Street
Trenton, IL 62293


Joseph H. "Captain Joe" Freeman


  Visitation: Thursday October 29, 4 to 9 PM

 Friday October 30, 2009 8:30 AM
                    St. Mary Catholic Church, Trenton
                    Interment Jefferson Barracks
                    National Cemetery       10:30 AM

                    Lunch and fellowship to follow interment
                    at the home of Terry Heady & Karen Cook


Joseph H. “Captain Joe” Freeman, 75, of St. Jacob, died Saturday, October 24, 2009 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. 

He was born March 25, 1934 in St. Louis, MO to Joseph H. and Mary (Kelleher) Freeman, Jr.; they preceded him in death. 

Also preceded in death by a son-in-law, Scott Billhartz. 

He married Wendy (McIlvena) Wisdom on February 20, 1985 in St. Louis, MO; she survives in St. Jacob. 

Also surviving are children, Stacy (Robert Thomure) Billhartz of Trenton, Scott Freeman, Stacey Freeman, and Kim Freeman all of St. Louis, MO;  

4 grandchildren, Cody and Joseph Billhartz, Dustin and Ryan Freeman;  

a sister, Carol Ann DeWees of Des Peres, MO; 

sisters-in-law, Cathy (Joe) Bienkowski of Florissant, MO and Susan (Steven) Kramer of Wentzville, MO; and nieces and nephews and many friends. 

Joseph was a purchasing agent and driver for Bates Utility in Weldon Springs and was a parts manager for Holekamp Equipment in Westport. He also served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. 

Member of the St. Louis Street Rod Association, Gateway River City Rodders, and the National Street Rod Association 

Funeral Mass of Christian burial will be at 8:30 am Friday, October 30, 2009 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Trenton with Fr. Gene Kreher officiating. Interment Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO 

Visitation will be on Thursday October 29 from 4 to 9 PM at the Moss Funeral Home in Trenton, IL. 

Memorials can be made to the American Heart Association or Donor’s Choice and will be received at the funeral home



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