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James "Jim" Freiburg

James "Jim" Freiburg

James "Jim" Freiburg, age 71, of Quincy, died on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy. He was born on January 5, 1950 in Quincy. He was the son of Donald and Ann (Bosse) Freiburg.

Jim grew up attending St. Francis School and Parish and then raised his children at St. Dominic School and Parish where he developed several friendships and was involved in various clubs. He graduated from Quincy Senior High School, then served in the U.S. Army and he was a paratrooper in the Vietnam War.
Jim attended Quincy College and Morrison Tech and then obtained a Bachelor's Degree in business from Western Illinois University. He retired in 1986 from Fisher Business Supplies, where he was a salesman. Jim was diagnosed with primary progressive multiple sclerosis in 1985 and had lived with that disease for over 35 years.

Jim was a loving and compassionate man who always enjoyed spending time with his friends and family. He had lived at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy for the last 16 years and developed great friendships with his roommates and caretakers.
He is survived by his two children: Michael Freiburg (Ashley) of Brentwood, TN and Jessica Freiburg (Michele) of Oak Park, IL.
Five grandchildren: Caroline Freiburg, Evelyn Freiburg, Harrison Freiburg, Lillian Freiburg and Nolan Freiburg; and two siblings: Rose Culbertson and Patrick Freiburg (Ann)
Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives also survive.

Jim was preceded in death by his father and mother.
Jim's funeral services are being held at Duker & Haugh Funeral Home for immediate family only.
Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery with military honors by the American Legion Post#37 and the Illinois National Guard Honors Detail. In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to The Illinois Veterans Home Activities Fund. www.dukerandhaugh.com

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From:
Kristin and Beth
Chicago, IL
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We are so sorry for your loss and sending all our love snd support.
From:
Bert Freiburg and family
Quincy, IL
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You have our deepest sympathy at the loss of your father, brother and grandfather. We remember a lot of good times with all of the Freiburg gatherings.
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Marie Heinecke
Quincy, IL
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So saddened to hear of Jim's passing. He was such a kind, compassionate man. I truly enjoyed the times I came to clean for gim
From:
Debbie Giesing
Quincy, IL
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Mike , Jess and family-we send our sympathy for the loss of your dad. We hope to celebrate his life with you soon. Rick & Debbie Giesing & family.
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Pam Donley
Quincy, IL
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Praying for the family. RIP cousin, save me a place in heaven. Luv ya all!
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Mecki Kosin
Quincy, IL
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Just saw this! I am so sorry for your loss! Jim was a great guy! Always had a smile on his face!!! I will miss Jim terribly! It won't be the same at Fifer once I will be able to be there again!
From:
Mark A. Wiewel
Quincy, IL
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Mike & Jessica:
I am very sorry for the loss of your dad. I truly enjoyed meeting both of you. Your dad and I prayed together many times.
Eternal rest James.
Chaplain Mark Wiewel
Blessing Hospital
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Mary Jarvis
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Jim was a kind and caring person. Always had a smile on his face. I enjoyed his company and meeting his mother- your grandmother. Thier Sunday outings to church then a bite for lunch. My prayers our with you.
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Teresa Ley Holman
Saint Louis, MO
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I’m so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. He has been in my prayers. I’m so happy I got to go visit him when I was in Quincy with my friend, Fr Zachary Edgar. May eternal rest be granted Jim and perpetual light shine upon him. He certainly has earned it!
May God bless you all. I look forward to gathering to remember him and celebrate his life!
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Sara Hankins
Quincy, IL
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So sorry for your families loss! Jim was an amazing man. Always had a smile on his face. Was always very nice to everyone.Thanks for the opportunity to care for Jim ! Always loved talking to him and hearing his stories. Enjoyed when grandma would visit to hear more stories also. It was a pleasure taking care of Jim.
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Tom & Marcia Hilbing
Quincy, IL
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We were sad to hear of the passing of Jim. May the loved ones of Jim know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. There is no doubt in our minds that he will rest in eternal peace.
From:
Kay Koch
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Jessie, so sorry to hear of your dads passing. Prayers for your families.
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Lonny Lemon
San Tan Valley, AZ
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Jessica & Michael,
I am so sorry to hear about your father. I will pray that God gives you the strength you need in the days ahead and that HE will fill your hearts and souls with only the wonderful memories you shared as a family. God Bless.
From:
Dave and Cindy McNeilly
Quincy, IL
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We are so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. You are in our prayers.
From:
Sarah Baumgartner & Pascha Boyd
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Christine Schaller
Anderson, IN
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A lot of fun memories 50 years ago. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.🙏
From:
Edward "Marty" Martin III
Quincy, IL
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My deepest sympathy and condolences to the whole family. Jim was the first person I met when I came to the vets home and I will always remember his kind nature. I'm glad to have known him as my friend.
From:
Diane Ruff
Columbia, MO
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So sorry for your loss Rose Ann and Freiburg family. I knew Jim and family from St Dominic. He was a good and kind person.
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Michael Leffman
Lake Havsau City, AZ
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Pat and Ann My deepest condition on your loss. I’m sure Jim fought the good fight.
From:
Michelle queen
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Jim was truly a one in a million kind of guy, he was super nice, good to ppl and always remembered everyone. ❤️