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Freda Dzuris

November 29, 1927 — September 29, 2022

Coal City

Freda Dzuris

Age 94, a lifelong resident of Coal City, passed away at her residence on Thursday, September 29, 2022.

Born November 29, 1927 in Maroa, IL, a daughter to Fred and Edna (Schultz) Thomas. Freda was raised and educated in Maroa, IL and graduated Valedictorian. After being introduced by a friend, Freda married John Dzuris on June 11, 1949. Together they cherished 70 years until John's passing on October 7, 2020. Freda attended Illinois State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. Freda taught Kindergarten at Coal City Elementary until her retirement after 25 years.

She and John loved to travel having visited Switzerland, Hawaii, Bahamas and Alaska. During the winter months Freda and John would enjoy the warm sun in Florida after relishing the Fall in Door County. She volunteered at the Coal City Library for 20 years after retiring. Freda enjoyed numerous activities with Ranch Girls, exercising, bowling and many trips to Chicago. She was a Charter member of Evening Star for over 72 years. Freda was an active member with the Women's Golf league and also enjoyed playing with her husband John. Anyone who knew Freda would say she was sweet and generous with a kind, gentle and grateful soul that never changed.

Survivors include two daughters: Lauri Dzuris (Alan Long) of Aurora and Carol (Rick) Swearingen of Mahomet; grandchildren: Fana Dzuris Long of Aurora, Matthew Swearingen of Peoria, and Kate (Andy) Nelson of Champaign, and three great grandchildren: Madilyn Swearingen,  Ivy and Otto Nelson.

Freda was preceded in death by her parents, husband John, two brothers: Hubert and Glen, and two sisters: Kathryn and Bernadine.

Cremation rites have been accorded per Freda's wishes.

The family will receive friends for a memorial visitation at Coal City United Methodist Church, 6805 East McArdle Road, in Coal City on Wednesday, October 5, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. until time of memorial services at  2:00 p.m.. Pastor Jay Regennitter will officiate. Graveside services will take place at a later date in Braceville-Gardner Cemetery, where Freda will be laid to rest with her husband John.

In lieu of flowers preferred memorials in Freda's memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Research Foundation, Coal City Library or Coal City United Methodist Church.

Friends and family are encouraged to log onto www.ReevesFuneral.com to sign the online guestbook, upload photos and share Freda's memorial page via social media.

Cremation and memorial arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd., 75 N. Broadway Street, in Coal City. (815-634-2125)

To send flowers to the family in memory of Freda Dzuris, please visit our flower store.

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Visitation

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Coal City United Methodist Church

6805 E McArdle Rd, Coal City, IL 60416

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Memorial Service

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Coal City United Methodist Church

6805 E McArdle Rd, Coal City, IL 60416

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