Robert W. Fresen

Robert W. Fresen, age 80 of Maryville, IL born January 29, 1933 in Maryville, IL passed away on November 5, 2013 at Anderson Hospital.

Robert was a retired clerk from Missouri Pacific Railroad.  He also worked for C&EI, Rock Island and Southern Pacific Railroads.   Robert was a Korean War Army Veteran.  He was a member of Collinsville First United Methodist Church and the Methodist Men.  He loved to garden and share his vegetables with his friends.  He volunteered for Meals on Wheels and the Collinsville Food Pantry.  Robert was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John Fresen and Lillian nee Boselager Fresen; four brothers:  Albert, Richard, Melvin and Johnny; and two sisters:  Clarabell and Dorothy.

He is survived by his wife, Phyllis nee Whitlock Fresen, whom he married on May 27, 1955; son, Mark  Fresen of St. Jacob, IL; daughter Bonnie (Christopher) Moncelli of Collinsville, IL; and three grandchildren:  Michelle Fresen of St. Jacob, IL, Daniel and Emily Moncelli of Macomb, IL; and sister-in-law, Sylvia Fresen of Maryville, IL.

Visitation will be 4pm to 8pm Friday, November 8, 2013 at Barry Wilson Funeral Home, 2800 North Center Street, Maryville, IL.

Funeral Service will be 10am Saturday, November 9, 2013 at Collinsville First United Methodist Church, 207 West Church Street, Collinsville, IL with Rev. Mark Horn officiating.  Burial will be in Valley View Cemetery, Edwardsville, IL.

Memorials may be made to Mark Alan Nelson Cancer Research Fund, Barnes Jewish Foundation, 1001 Highlands Plaza Drive West, Suite 140, St. Louis, MO 63110; Collinsville First United Methodist Church, or Collinsville Food Pantry, 201 East Church Street, Collinsville, IL 62234.

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