Jane Etta Freese, 80, of Kiskatom passed away on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at her home.
A lifelong Catskill resident, Jane was the daughter of the late Walter A. and Frances May Yager Wolven. She was a graduate of Catskill High School, Class of 1959. Jane married Woodrow R. Freese on June 11, 1961.
For 35 years, Jane was the Town of Catskill Receiver of Taxes and Deputy Receiver of Taxes. Active in her community, Jane was a Life Member of the Kiskatom Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, a member of LAFASNY and the Greene County Volunteer FD Ladies Auxiliary. A member of the Kiskatom Reformed Church, she also belonged to the Catskill Republican Club.
She was currently serving as Registrar for On-Ti-Ora Chapter NSDAR and was former Regent of On-Ti-Ora Chapter NSDAR. She was a 50-year member of the Order of Eastern Stars, Catskill Chapter -293, which merged in 2011 with the Mountain Star Oasis to -237, Windham.
Loving wife of the late Woodrow R. Freese, mother of Woodrow R. Freese, Jr. of Boston, Mass., Zenna Preli of Syracuse, and Lenora FreeseP of Kiskatom, grandmother of Keegan Freese, Michael Freese and Chesca Preli; sister of Barbara Craw of Saugerties, Paula Strang of New Paltz and the late Doris Miller.
A public walk-through visitation for family and friends will be held on Friday, April 30th from 4:00 – 7:00 pm at Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home, 139 Jefferson Hgts., Catskill. A funeral service will be conducted by Rev. David Tipple on Saturday, May 1st at 11:00 am at the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Town of Catskill Cemetery.
Contributions in Jane’s memory may be made to the On-Ti-Ora Chapter NSDAR, 2 Franklin St., Catskill, the Kiskatom FD Ladies Auxiliary, 4838 Rt. 32, Catskill or Kiskatom Reformed Church, 4865 Rt. 32, Catskill. Messages of condolence may be made to MillspaughCamerato.com.