Carolyn Frieburg Obituary (2022) – Bloomington, IL


Carolyn L. Freiburg

Oct. 26, 1940 – Mar. 13, 2022

BLOOMINGTON – Carolyn L. Frieburg, 81, of Bloomington, died Sunday, March 13, 2022, at her home surrounded by her family.

There will be no services or visits at this time. Cremation rites were granted by Carmody-Flynn Funeral Home, Bloomington. A memorial celebration of life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research at or to OSF Hospice, 1701 E. College Ave, Bloomington, IL, 61704.

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Carolyn was born on October 26, 1940 in Olney, the first child of Sylvester and Geraldine Fehrenbacher. Carolyn was predeceased by her parents; oldest son, Jason Allen Frieburg; and three of her sisters: Judy Russell of Newton, Susan Ryan of Madisonville, and Linda Fehrenbacher of Newton.

She is survived by her husband, Thomas P. Frieburg of Bloomington; their second son, Douglas E. (Kristy) Frieburg of El Paso; three grandchildren: Shawna Geever of Normal, Carson and Hannah Frieburg, both of El Paso; and his great-grandson, Carter Geever. Also survived are his two brothers: Wayne (Debbie) Fehrenbacher of Monrose and Dan (Janet) Fehrenbacher of Port Orange, FL.

Carolyn graduated from Illinois State University, Normal with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in business education. She began a successful career as a high school business teacher at Normal Community High School in 1968, then moved to other high schools following her husband’s career moves. She retired from teaching in 2003 at Wheaton North High School in suburban Chicago.

During her retirement years, Carolyn enjoyed spending time with her husband in Arizona and loved her grandchildren and great-grandson more than anything.

She was much loved and will be missed by many.

The family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to Keia, her caregiver from Synergy Home Care and OSF Hospice for their care, kindness and support of Carolyn and her family.

Published by The Pantagraph on March 16, 2022.


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