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Tressa C. Freeman

Canton – Tressa C. Freeman, 88, of Canton, passed away at 1:25 PM on Monday, June 7, 2021 at Clayberg Nursing Home in Cuba, IL. She was born on January 2, 1933 in Canton, IL to Frederick and Florence (Clark) Grisolano. She married Ernest “Jack” Freeman in Canton, IL. He preceded her in death on February 16, 1974.

Tressa was also preceded in death by her parents and three brothers.

Surviving are two children, Jack (Clara Faye) Freeman of Canton and Blanche Johnson of Canton; four grandchildren, Christa Ledford, Katrina Freeman, Danny Freeman, and James Freeman; 11 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

Tressa owned Chicken or the Sea, worked in restaurant management for many years, and also worked for 20 years at the Canton Manufacturing Co. in Canton. She enjoyed taking girls trips to Branson, dancing, music, crafting, and playing cards.

Memorial service will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, July 10, 2021 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL where a visitation will be held an hour prior. Rev. Kevin Kessler will officiate. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Canton, IL. A celebration of life will follow the services at the Canton American Legion Post 16. Memorials can be made to Clayberg Nursing Home or Fulton County Humane Society. Cremation rites will be accorded with Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory. To view Tressa’s DVD or to make online condolences you may to go


  • Connie Bollinger Harris

    Reply June 9, 2021 2:24 pm

    So sorry for your loss Blanche. Prayers for your family.

  • Vicki Daily

    Reply June 9, 2021 4:39 pm

    Jack (Clara Faye) and Blanche I’m so sorry for your loss.

  • Vicki Daily

    Reply June 9, 2021 4:40 pm

    Jack (Clara Faye) and Blanche I’m so sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family.

  • Karen (Roudebush) Johnson

    Reply June 9, 2021 11:59 pm

    Blanche I’m so sorry to hear of your Mom passing. ((((HUGS)))) & Prayers

  • Deborah Ashton

    Reply June 10, 2021 9:45 am

    I’m so sorry to hear this sad news Blanche,prayers for your family.

  • Lori R Croxton

    Reply June 10, 2021 1:32 pm

    Sorry for your loss Jack. Clara Faye and Blanche. Hold on to her memories which will help get you thru this. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Our loss heavens gain, another Angel to watch over you. Love you.

  • Janet Mann

    Reply June 10, 2021 10:37 pm

    PRAYERS for the family. It was an honor and privilege to know her. And I cherish the memories of the times she looked in on our Mom.

  • Rick and Tanya Games

    Reply June 11, 2021 10:15 am

    We are so sorry to learn of the passing of your mother! We remember good time at the Moose.

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