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