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John August Freeman
(02-03-1944 - 02-03-2021)

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 John August Freeman, 77, of Carpentersville, formerly of Elgin and currently of Davis Junction, IL, passed away on February 3, 2021 at Alexian Brothers Medical Center, Elk Grove Village, IL. He was born on February 3, 1944 in Elgin, IL the son of Louis and Juanita (Dillon) Freeman. John had worked at ITW-Shakeproof for many years prior to his retirement. He enjoyed racing cars at the Meadowdale Race Track as a young man, contributing many photos to the book published about the track, and in his later years, he flew RC Airplanes.


Survivors include his life partner: Gail Edwards of Davis Junction, IL; 4 children: Christine (Tom) Ries, Joan (Jeff) Koehnke, Chip (Angela) Freeman and Kurt (Rana Churchill) Freeman; 14 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; 3 siblings: Ree Freeman, Louis Freeman and Gerry (Barbara) Freeman, along with many nieces, nephews, family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother: Jimmy Freeman.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 7, 2021 from 1:00pm-3:00pm at the Laird Funeral Home, Elgin, with a service of remembrance beginning at 3:00PM. Burial will be private at Mount Hope Cemetery, Elgin.

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