Monica Free, 86, of Colorado Springs, died peacefully at home February 3, 2013. Monica was born a twin with her sister Mary on September 15, 1926 to Aloysius and Anna Niemeyer in Breese, IL. She married Duane Free on August 22, 1953 and moved to Colorado Springs in 1954. Monica is survived by her daughter Kristine Siemieniak of Colorado Springs, her sister Odelia Niemeyer of Breese, IL, and numerous nieces and nephews. Monica was a civil service employee at Scott AFB in Belleville, IL, Ent AFB, Ft. Carson, Peterson Field AFB, and the Chidlaw Building in Colorado Springs, retiring after 19 years. Monica was eternally optimistic, energetic, full of life and compassion. An unceasing giver to family, friends, and strangers alike. She was an avid John Elway and Broncos fan, blowing kisses at the TV during game time. She loved entertaining and baking delectable pies with her twin sister Mary. Monica volunteered with Silver Key Senior Services for many years. Memorial Mass will be held at 10:00AM, Saturday, February 9, 2013 at Divine Redeemer Catholic Church, 927 N. Logan Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO with a recitation of the Rosary at 9:30AM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Silver Key Senior Services, 2250 Bott Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80904, or Divine Redeemer Catholic Church, 926 Farragut Avenue, Colorado Springs 80909. "In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love." Mother Teresa
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Published in The Gazette on Feb. 7, 2013