Patsy “Pat” Freise

Mass of Christian Burial for Patsy Marie “Pat” Freise of Old Monroe, MO will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, October 8, 2020 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church near Old Monroe. Fr. Richard Rath, church pastor, will officiate with burial in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Austin Craddock, Dan Zeller, Brandon Freise, Brett Freise, Darren Freise, Josh Cockrell and Buzz Rothermich.

Mrs. Freise, 81, passed away Sunday morning, October 4, 2020 at her home. A lifelong resident of Lincoln County, Pat was born December 6, 1938 in Troy, MO, she was the daughter of James Roy and Alma Schieffer Harrell. Pat was a 1956 graduate of Troy High School. She was united in marriage on June 10, 1961 in Troy to Dennis Herman Freise. This union was blessed with three children: Beverly, Roy and Sandra. Pat was the longtime secretary of Freise Construction. She was a loving homemaker and caregiver who cherished her time with her family. One of her greatest joys was babysitting and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was essential in the raising of her grandchildren as they grew into adulthood. Pat enjoyed cleaning and decorating her home, including adding to her avid doll collection. Pat was quite the straight shooter, who always knew where she stood, and always spoke her mind. She was a frequent bowler and loved fishing. Active in the Old Monroe community, she headed the American Legion Blood Drive for a number of years. Together with Dennis, they built the family farm and created their beautiful dream home with the gorgeous lake for family and friends to enjoy. Pat was a longtime member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, where she was a member of the Ladies Sodality.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Alma Harrell; two brothers: James Harrell, Jr. and Terry Harrell.; one daughter, Beverly Freise, who died on August 23, 2001; and her beloved husband of 45 years, Dennis Freise, who died on July 27, 2006.

Survivors include one son, Roy Freise, and his wife, Debra, also of Old Monroe ; one daughter, Sandra Freise, also of Old Monroe; six grandchildren: Crystal Zeller and her husband, Dan, Carmen Craddock and her husband, Austin, Brandon (Michelle Self) Freise, Jenna Cockrell and her husband, Josh, Brett (Pam Sachs) Freise, and Darren Freise and his wife, Nicole; and seven great-grandchildren: Bo, Adrian, Carson, Kenlee, Kendall, Skylar and Layne. Pat also leaves many other relatives and a host of friends.

Visitation was held from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at Carter-Ricks Funeral Home in Winfield, and again from 9:00 a.m. until the time of Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 8, 2020 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Memorials may be made to Immaculate Conception School (or) the Immaculate Conception Building Fund in care of Carter-Ricks Funeral Home, 3838 East Highway 47, P.O. Box 253, Winfield, MO 63389. Online condolences may be made at

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