Robert C. Freis, 76, a resident of McLeansboro, Illinois, passed away Monday, March 22, 2021 at SSM Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon, IL.
He was born in Joliet, IL on August 17, 1944 to Clarence M. and Hildagard (Forrester) Freis. Robert was a retired educator and school administrator having served as principal of the Hamilton County East Side Grade School, the former Beaver Creek Grade School and Circuit Breaker School in Seneca, IL for special needs children. He served in the United States nave Seabees during the Vietnam War and was a lifetime member of American Legion Post 106 and VFW Post 1671 in McLeansboro, IL and served as VFW Post Commander in Marseilles, IL. Robert was a strong supporter of the Second Amendment and was a lifetime member of the NRA and Illinois Rifle Association.
Robert is survived by two sisters: Carol Nota of Palatine, IL and Linda Blostica of Fowlerville, MI; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Terry Lee Freis.
Funeral mass will be held Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro with Fr. Slawomir Ptak conducting the mass. Visitation will be Thursday, March 25 from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. He will be laid to rest at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, IL.
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