Edith (Dee) Freitag-Rausch

January 2, 1926 — November 24, 2018

Edith (Dee) Freitag-Rausch

Edith (Dee) Freitag-Rausch

Age 92 of Tarpon Springs, Florida and formerly of Wilmington and Homewood, Illinois, passed away Saturday, November 24, 2018.

Born January 2, 1926 in Elmira, New York, Edith Marie was a daughter of Grant Lewis and Mary Elizabeth (Remphrey) Thorne.

Dee was the former wife of the late Henry W. Freitag, DDS. She lived in South Holland, Illinois from 1947 until 1953, and then in Homewood until moving to Wilmington in 1979. Dee was past president of the Harvey Opti-Mrs Club; charter member of Ingall's Memorial Hospital Auxilliary; past director of Thornton Township Republican Club, and past vice president of Southwestern Republican Club.

Survivors include four children: Roger (Georgia) Freitag of Wilmington, Illinois, Rodney (Rhonda) Freitag of The Woodlands, Texas, Dawn McBride of Naples, Florida, and Dana Freitag of Tarpon Springs, Florida; grandchildren: Erika (Mark) Butler of Hollywood, Florida, Ragan (John) Pattison and Morgan Freitag, both of Chicago, Illinois, Leslie Harnish (Jamison) Savage of Boquete, Republic of Panama, Chris (Lana) Freitag of The Woodlands, Texas, Greg Freitag of Inverness, Florida and Jeff (Elizabeth) Freitag of Evansville, Indiana; great grandchildren: Jamison, Peter Von, Hannah Jolie, Grace, Grant, Brandon, Evelyn and Eleanor, and several nieces.

Dee was preceded in death by her parents;  one daughter Teena in infancy; one sister Carolyn and one brother, Grant.

A private family visitation and funeral service was held at Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington, and entombment followed in Woodlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum in Joliet, Illinois.

Family and friends may sign the guestbook, upload photographs or share Dee's memorial page by logging onto: www.BaskervilleFuneral.com/notices/EdithDee-Freitag-Rausch

Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington. (815-476-2181)

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