Fred E. "Freddie" Lemon
1932 - 2021
Cooper-Quiram Chapel - Genoa
202 E. Main St.
Genoa, IL
Fred E. 'Freddie' Lemon
Born: December 4, 1932 in Elgin, Ill.
Died: September 2, 2021 in Genoa, Ill.
Fred E. "Freddie" Lemon, 88, of Genoa, Ill., died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021, at home, surrounded by family.
Born Dec. 4, 1932, in Elgin, the son of Fred A. and Sara F. (Lowell) Lemon, Fred married Joan Nagel on Sept. 17, 1960, in Franklin Park.
A veteran of the US Army, Fred received a bachelor's degree from University of Colorado-Boulder. Through his company, Glessner Corp., he was a power transmission sales rep, beginning in 1969 and retiring in 1991.
Fred enjoyed being outdoors and spending time with family, especially at the cabin in Northern Wisconsin. He was a Green Bay Packers super fan, and loved playing Crazy 8s with his grandchildren. He will be remembered as being a true gentleman, as honest, hardworking and driven, but quiet, and a close friend.
Fred is survived by his wife, Joan; daughters, Sue (John) McCluskey of Genoa and Beth (Dan) Schwarz of Kingston; and grandchildren, Katie and Matthew McCluskey.
He was predeceased by his parents; and sisters, Virginia Hopp and Carol Marble.
The family thanks Unity Hospice, especially Denise, for their care of Fred.
Memorials can be made to Unity Hospice, 915 N. Caron Rd., Rochelle, IL 61068, 815-561-8866, or to plant a tree in his name.
Memorial visitation will be held from 2 to 5 pm Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, at Olson's Cooper Quiram Chapel, 202 E. Main St., Genoa, with a Celebration of Life to be announced at the visitation. Masks are required.
Visit to express a condolence or to plant a tree in Fred's name. Arrangements by Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, 815-784-2518.

Published by The MidWeek News from Sep. 4 to Sep. 22, 2021.
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Ali Nick Tay Evan Cassie Mitch
September 20, 2021
I never met your dad, but I can tell how wonderful he must have been just by knowing Beth and Sue. I was lucky enough to visit Fred's beautiful lake house in the Northwoods and could tell what a special person he was by the love he put into that home. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Sue Everett
September 11, 2021
I have known Fred for many years. He employed me as a sales Rep when he owned Glessner Corp. Fred had an outstanding, fine reputation with all of his customers and he guided me through a number of business issues. Fred was rock steady in all of his business dealings. He will be missed by everyone. Farewell Fred.
Bob Lettecci
September 4, 2021
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