Elsie Jean Fregeau

October 23, 1933 - October 21, 2017

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Tuesday, October 24, 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel


Wednesday, October 25, 10:30 AM
Mt. Pleasant Lutheran Church, 2520 N 600 E, Kendallville, IN


Elsie Jean Fregeau, 83, of Rome City died Saturday, October 21, 2017, at 12:19 p.m. in her residence.

She was born October 23, 1933, in Chicago to Otto and Thelma (Ridley) Grenz.

Elsie was the former Village Clerk for the town of Rosemont, Illinois. She worked as a hospice chaplain, was the interim pastor of Calvary Lutheran Church in Cromwell, and was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Deaconess Community.

She was a member of several community boards, including Lighthouse Ministries of Ligonier, Common Grace, and The Apple Tree Center of Kendallville.

Elsie loved to travel and her ministries took her all over the world.

Surviving are two sons, Jack Fregeau of Rosemont, Illinois, and Michael (Sue) Fregeau of Lake in the Hills, Illinois; two daughters, Lynette (Kenneth) Streich of Montello, Wisconsin, and Suzette (David) White of Kendallville; five grandchildren, Steven Fregeau of Canton, Ohio, Christopher Fregeau of Honolulu, Hawaii, Nicholas White of Kendallville, Katie White of Kendallville, and Emma White of Kendallville; nieces and nephews, Daryl (Kathy) DeMuyt of Rome City, Dara (Stan) Childers of Kendallville, Denise DeMuyt of Kendallville, Dawn (Patrick) DeMuyt of Racine, Wisconsin, Deonne (Marshall) Dymond of Indianapolis, Dean (Linda) DeMuyt of Winchester, Michell Kondrat of Illinois, and Mark Kondrat of Illinois; her dog, Panda; and her cat, Yellow Ears.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, John Clifford Fregeau.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at the Mt. Pleasant Lutheran Church, 2520 N 600 E, Kendallville with Rev. Phyllis Smoot officiating.

Calling is Tuesday, October 24, 2017, from 3 to 8 p.m. at Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville.

Preferred memorials are to The Apple Tree Center in care of Mt. Pleasant Lutheran Church.

View a video tribute or send condolences to the family at www.youngfamilyfuneralhome.com

Guest Book

Zdzislaw (Jesse) Adamczyk
October 25th, 2017 4:45pm
Schaumburg, IL

I am a coworker of Elsie's son Mike and was saddened to hear that his mother passed away. Deepest Condolences to Mike and his entire family.

Pamela Laker
October 25th, 2017 2:58pm
North Webster IN

I knew Sr. Elsie from her service as an interim pastor of Calvary Lutheran Church in Cromwell. She was such a blessing to us. I was honored to know her. May God comfort her family and friends.

Ann Marie Alligood
October 25th, 2017 11:49am
Cicero, In

I so love your Mom. Such a great lady. Such a giving and caring person. The world is a very different place without her in it. God Bless you all. You are in my prayers. ❤️ Annie

Mark Sloss
October 23rd, 2017 7:16pm
Lexington, KY

I recall some wonderful days spent with Elsie in HOPE CSA, a continuing education program at Hawkins Family Farm, when I was living in Indiana. I send my heartfelt condolences to her family.

Sister Anne Keffer
October 22nd, 2017 7:38pm
New Hamburg, Ontario, Canada

Dear Elsie's family: My heart is with you this day and for the coming days and weeks as you adjust to life without this dear woman. I may be far away, but I too will miss her. She - and you - offered warm and hospitable friendship when I lived in Chicago. I thank God that I have known her. She has influenced my life with her care and giving nature. May God bring you comfort and peace. She is free. She continues to be loved and cherished, now without pain and with a new wholeness. Blessings all.

Star Clark
October 22nd, 2017 3:02am
Thompson Falls Mt

To the dear family of Elise, she was just like my mother. In 2011 when I came to Sylvan Lake,she was walking around the circle on Easter. She saw that I was there alone and brought supper over for myself. She always knew what everyone felt. I will see you again my wonderful friend, love you. God has just welcome a new Angel home. I will miss you so . Love Star Clark