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Freda A. (Rursch) Newswander

December 7, 1933 ~ March 15, 2020 (age 86)

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Freda A. Newswander, 86, of Aledo, IL died Sunday, March 15, 2020 at home.    Services are 10:00 a.m. Thursday, March 19, 2020 at Fippinger Funeral Home in Aledo.  Burial is in the Reynolds Cemetery.  In an effort to control crowd size, visitation is 2-7 p.m. Wednesday at Fippinger’s where memorials may be left to College Avenue Presbyterian Church.  Online condolences can be made at www.fippingerfuneralhome.com.

Freda was born December 7, 1933 in Edgington, Illinois to Clarence and Pearl Pearson Rursch.  She graduated from Aledo High School.  On October 18, 1953 she was united in marriage to Charles W. “Charlie” Newswander in Aledo.  He died April 16, 2014.

She was employed as a secretary at Bituminous Insurance Company in Rock Island, Attorney Gladys Felton in Aledo, the Aledo High School and Ethel Welch Tax Service.

Freda was a member of College Avenue Presbyterian Church.

Freda enjoyed quilting, sewing, gardening and canning.

She is survived by two daughters: Peggy (Marvin) Weiss of Taylor Ridge, IL: Nancy Newswander of Davenport, IA; two sons: Rick (Kathy) Newswander of Aledo, IL; Gary (Diane) Newswander of Metamora, IL; 6 grandchildren: Amy Weiss, Nathan Weiss, Ryan (Tiffany) Newswander, Hayley (Travis) Tiffin, Gina (Nick) Swanson, Gretchen Newswander; 7 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews,

Her parents; one grandson: Justin and one sister:  Jean Ball preceded her in death.

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 Service Program


March 18, 2020

2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Fippinger Funeral Home
401 S. College Avenue
Aledo, IL 61231

Funeral Service
March 19, 2020

10:00 AM
Fippinger Funeral Home
401 S. College Avenue
Aledo, IL 61231

March 19, 2020

Reynolds Cemetery
Edgington St. to Cemetery St., turn north
Reynolds, IL 61279


College Avenue Presbyterian Church
501 S. College Avenue, Aledo IL 61231

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