Florence Agnes ‘Flo’ Freels
Date of Birth
April 10. 1923
Date of Passing
March 12, 2023
Date, Time, & Place of Visitation
Thursday, March 16, 2023 from 4:00 until 7:00 PM at the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home
Date, Time, & Place of Funeral
Friday, March 17, 2023 at 11:00 AM at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church
Florence Agnes ‘Flo’ Freels, of Cedarhurst, formerly of Curtiss Creek Assisted Living, passed away on Sunday, March 12, 2023. She was born on April 10th, 1923, in Quincy, a daughter of Joseph & Anna (Thiemann) Stallmann. She married Nelson E. Freels of Moberly, Mo on June 22, 1946. He preceded her in death in January 1987.
Mrs. Freels was a 1940 graduate of Notre Dame Academy, where she was active in the school newspaper, various clubs and a member of the National Honor Society.
She worked for Irwin Paper Co. for over 30 years, beginning as a secretary and becoming a well-known salesperson over the years. Never one to sit idle, after retirement, she worked several part time positions working up until she was 90!
She was an active member of Blessed Sacrament (formerly St. Mary’s Catholic Church) for nearly 70 years, where she was involved with the Altar Society and Young at Heart clubs, as well as volunteering for many church functions.
She was an avid walker, loved playing tennis as a younger person, and took up golf in her 40’s. She was an active member of Cedar Crest Country Club where she played golf well into her 80’s. She was also active with the Knights of Columbus Auxiliary and the St. Vincent Home Auxiliary.
Flo was known for her friendly smile and fun-loving personality. She loved to play cards and belonged to several groups of card playing friends. She could be found at many a church held ‘card party’ around Quincy. She was an avid jigsaw puzzle fan and always enjoyed having a puzzle on going as she loved having a table filled with friends enjoying conversation while searching for a puzzle piece.
She is survived by three children: Karen (Larry) Throgmorton of St. Louis, MO, James (Shari) Freels of Quincy, and Maureen ‘Marni’ (Dale) Newhouse of Port Orchard, WA. She is also survived by five grandchildren: Wendi (Zack) Jones of Keokuk IA, James (Lauren Riter) Freels II of Keokuk IA, Ean (Dendra) Freels of Keokuk, IA, Jason Beckgerd of Bremerton WA and Kara (Bri Murray) Beckgerd of Port Orchard, WA. She is also survived by four great-grandchildren: Kristopher (Hailee) Hopkins of Marion IA, Matthew (Rachel) Hopkins of St. Thomas, MO, Andrew (Jacey) Jones of Keokuk IA and Gabriel (Olivia) Jones of Keokuk IA, and four great-great-grandchildren, Shawn and Amelia Hopkins of St. Thomas, MO, and Harrison and Lane Hopkins of Marion, IA. She is also survived by one brother: J James Stallmann of Berwyn, IL.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one son, Kevin G. Freels, two sisters and their husbands: Elvira & Cyril Zehnle, Hilda & Leroy Nelson, one brother and his wife Robert & Mary Stallmann, and one sister-in-law, Violet Stallmann.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 17, 2023 at 11:00 AM at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Quincy. Interment will be Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 16, 2023 from 4:00 until 7:00 PM at the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Memorials can be made to Blessed Sacrament Catholic Parish in Quincy.