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Betty A. "Bets" Freund of Arlington Heights Betty A. "Bets" Freund, formerly of Woodstock, was born Jan. 16, 1935, in Woodstock, to John F. and Mamie (nee Selchow) Tornow. She died on Saturday, May 26, 2012, at her home in Arlington Heights. Bets was a nurse at Lutheran General Hospital until her retirement in 2000. She was both a minister of care and a Eucharistic minister at St. Edna Catholic Church. She was involved with the PADS organization through both St. James Catholic Church and Kingswood Methodist Church. Bets was also a volunteer at the Chicago Botanic Gardens. She touched the lives of others with her love, care and laughter. Betty is survived by her husband, Richard A. "Dick" Freund, whom she married in December of 1955, in Woodstock; her children, Jamee Downing of Arlington Heights, Kristine (Robb) Zerfass of Palatine and Peter (Darcelle) Freund of Palatine; her grandchildren, Rebecca Downing, and Matthew, Benjamin, and Timothy Zerfass; and her siblings, John K. (Jan) Tornow of Longmont, Colo., Joyce (Don) Perkins of Woodstock and JoAnne (Jim) Rizzo of Custer, Wis. Visitation will be from 3 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, at the Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Heights Road (four blocks south of Palatine Road), Arlington Heights, and Wednesday, May 30, from 9 a.m. at St. Edna Catholic Church, 2525 N. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights, until the time of Mass at 10 a.m. Interment is private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the American Liver Foundation, 67 E. Madison, Suite 1613, Chicago, IL 60603 or Catholic Charities, 721 N. LaSalle, Chicago, IL 60654. For funeral information and condolences, www.GlueckertFH.com or 847-253-0168.

Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald from May 28 to May 29, 2012
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