Joan Frieberg-Halas, nee Rapp

Joan Halas

Joan Frieberg-Halas, nee Rapp, age 89 of Elmhurst, formerly of Brookfield.  Beloved wife of the late George J. Halas; fond mother of Bradley (Kathi) Frieberg, Blair (Laura) Frieberg, Kurtis (Jennifer) Frieberg; dear grandmother of Diana (Ross) Plattner, Meredith (Andrew) Henson, Jennifer (Ryan) Ramshaw and Melissa (Benjamin) Brondos; great grandmother of Miles Henson and Cole Henson; sister of the late Jayne (the late Herbert) Dunker and Bill (the late Sallie) Rapp; friend to many.

Joan loved reading as she’d often tell people that she “hasn’t stopped reading since she learned to read.”  She said yes to every adventure due to her love for traveling, hiking, camping, and the outdoors. Every May you could find her in Indianapolis or in front of her TV as she watched the Indy 500. Some of her other favorite things included collecting giraffes and The Wizard of Oz. Joan enjoyed cheering on the Badgers as a University of Wisconsin alumna and a proud member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority.

Services and Interment Private.

Arrangements by Hitzeman Funeral Home & Cremation Services 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513.

Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com

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  1. RJ & Sarah Eisemann condolence:

    Sending our love and sympathy on the loss of Joan. I remember first meeting her on a fun bus trip to a Badger football game.


  2. R. Steve Halas condolence:

    Joan lived a long and interesting life. While we can be sad upon her passing, we should celebrate her life. Joan lived life to the fullest with energy and passion. She and her husband George Halas were fortunate to find each other and they had many great years together. Best wishes to Joan’s sons and their families. Remember the good times Joan had.


  3. Marion Motykie condolence:

    Our very deepest sympathy to Blair and Laura and family. We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers and love are with you.
    Marion & Dan Motykie


  4. Debbie and Jeff O condolence:

    You are all in our thoughts and prayers. So sorry to hear about the loss of Joan. May God be with you and strengthen you during this time of sorrow.


  5. Ogletree Deakins condolence:

    Ogletree Deakins Chicago extends its condolences and sympathy to Laura, Blair and family.


  6. Doug and Kay Carlson condolence:

    Hi Blair and Laura,
    We are so sorry to hear about Blair’s mom. She had a great life and had a lot of people who loved her so much. I remember her chatting with us in Crooked Lake with her big sunglasses. We will keep you in our prayers.


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