OBITUARY

Theodora P. Freis

April 17, 1929February 17, 2021

Theodora P. “Teddy” Freis, 91, of Rockford, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at River Bluff after a long illness. She was born April 17, 1929 in Rockford, IL, the daughter of Paul and Louise (Sutherland) Soteropoulos. Teddy graduated from high school. She married the love of her life, John H. Freis in June of 1947. Teddy was a homemaker who enjoyed tending to her children, grandchildren, and was so excited about her great-grandchildren. She enjoyed shopping, traveling, and playing darts. Teddy was a very social person, who loved being with all of her family as much as she could. She was involved with the Covenant Companions, a group who met once a month. Teddy was the matriarch of our family and will truly be missed.

Teddy is survived by her children, Jacqueline (Dale) Swanson, Kathy Freis, Karen (Jerry) Kosinski and Kevin Freis; grandchildren, Jason Kosinski, Justin (Kali) Kosinski, Tina (Jay) Bush and Matthew (Erika) Swanson; great-grandchildren, Kane, Emilia, and Luke; sister, Debbie Martinkovic; sister-in-law, Mary Kay (Bob) Sterr; as well as several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul “Tule” Soteropoulos and Louise Renaldi, husband John Freis, grandson Mark Swanson, sister, Joy and brother-in-law, Bob Freis.

Due to Covid-19, a celebration of life will take place in the spring. Entombment in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

  • FAMILY

  • Teddy is survived by her children, Jacqueline (Dale) Swanson, Kathy Freis, Karen (Jerry) Kosinski and Kevin Freis; grandchildren, Jason Kosinski, Justin (Kali) Kosinski, Tina (Jay) Bush and Matthew (Erika) Swanson; great-grandchildren, Kane, Emilia, and Luke; sister, Debbie Martinkovic; sister-in-law, Mary Kay (Bob) Sterr; as well as several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul “Tule” Soteropoulos and Louise Renaldi, husband John Freis, grandson Mark Swanson, sister, Joy and brother-in-law, Bob Freis.

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April Juarez

February 26, 2021

I work at River bluff nursing home . That is how i came to meet this bright and bold little lady. How i soon came to love her❤Every morning i would make her coffee and she loved listening to music. My heart and prayers go out to the family. Losing anyone is hard but its even harder because of this virus. I will miss her so much. I had to move the rest of her things to blue jay. It broke my heart when i saw her but i told her i loved her. That same morning she got her wings. She truly will be remembered ❤

Nanette Lemke

February 19, 2021

From all of the visits we shared when Aunt Teddy and Uncle Jack would come to our house, or we would travel up to Rockford for the day, to spending a week or two in the summer with them at their house, to having them be a part of my wedding.....all of these memories will be with me always. Aunt Teddy had a beautiful smile and a gracious heart. You will forever hold a special place in my heart.
Much love to all at this difficult time.
Nanette, Craig, Luke, and Jack Lemke

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