ARLINGTON HEIGHTS – Betty A. "Bets" Freund, 77, of Arlington Heights and formerly of Woodstock, died Saturday, May 26, 2012, at her home in Arlington Heights.|
She was born Jan. 16, 1935, in Woodstock, to John F. and Mamie (nee Selchow) Tornow.
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 Garden. 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 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.
The visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, at Glueckert Funeral Home, 1520 N. Arlington Heights Road, (four blocks south of Palatine Road), Arlington Heights. The visitation will continue at 9 a.m. Wednesday at St. Edna Catholic Church, 2525 N. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights, until Mass is celebrated at 10 a.m. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Liver Foundation, 67 E. Madison St., Suite 1613, Chicago, IL 60603 or to Catholic Charities, 721 N. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL 60654.
For information, call the funeral home at 847-253-0168.
Published in the Northwest Herald on May 28, 2012