5-7 p.m. Friday, November 8, 2019 at Holland Barry &
Bennett Funeral Home
11 a.m. Saturday, November 9, 2019 at the funeral
Funeral home: Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral
John A. Freese, 59, of Lincoln,
passed away November 1, 2019 at Memorial Medical
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday, November 8,
2019 at Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday,
November 9, 2019 also at the funeral home. Casual
dress is requested. Burial will follow in Zion
John was born September 1, 1960 in Lincoln, IL., the
son of Robert and Esther (Staton) Freese. He married
Donda Sutton on July 28, 1984. John was a 1979
graduate of Lincoln Community High School where he
played football. He was formerly employed at
Builder's Supply, Burwell's, Logan Correctional,
Eaton, Thrall Car, and Trinity Wind Towers. He was
an avid Jeff Gordon Racing fan. He enjoyed welding,
fishing, playing slot machines, and Pepsi Cola.
His "kids" were the light of his life. His children,
grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and others were
always considered his "kids" and he was always happy
to see them and spend time with them.
Surviving are his mother Esther Freese (John Berberich), wife
Donda Freese, daughter Shawna (Dakota) Martinie, son Shane (Abbey) Freese,
grandchildren: Zowie, Rylee, Landon, Lillian, Hunter, Gracie, Faith, and Bailey;
brother Doug Freese, sister Dr. Bonnie Crickman, and sister Carla (Jack) Depoy.
Several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends also survive.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents: John and Mary Freese, Hazel and
Marian Bunker, and Drew Staton; and granddaughter Hinley Ann Freese.
Memorial donations may be made to Donda Freese to assist with expenses and will
be accepted at the funeral home.
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