Jun. 16, 1994 Springfield Greene County Missouri, USA
Obituary for Michael R. Freese from the News Democrat of Friday, June 24, 1994:
"Freese. Michael R. Freese, 48, Willow Springs, Missouri (formerly of Festus), died Thursday, June 16, at St. John's Regional Hospital in Springfield, Missouri. He was born May 26, 1946, in St. Louis, to Chester Henry and Betty (nee Sheets) Freese. He was preceded in death by his father. He is survived by his mother, Betty Freese, Willow Springs; his wife, Kathleen (nee Pope) Freese, Willow Springs; one daughter, Kaydee Freese, Willow Springs; one son, Michael John Freese, Willow Springs; four brothers, Karl L. Freese, Bonita Springs, Florida, Richard L. Freese, St. Louis, Ronald A. Freese, Santa Clara, California, and Aaron T. Freese, Little Rock, Arkansas; and one sister, Joyce Roth, Fenton. He was an office director of the state Division of Employment Security. He served in the U. S. Army in Vietnam. He was a member of Plattin United Methodist Church, Willow Springs Rotary Club, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Willow Springs Chamber of Commerce. Funeral services were June 20 at Vinyard Funeral Home of Festus, with Rev. R. Marvin Braungardt, Rev. Lou Lyon and Rev. Jim Lyon officiating. Burial was in Doe Run Cemetery of Doe Run, Missouri. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association."