Robert L. "Beef" Freund
November 1, 1930 - April 17, 2017
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McHenry, IL 60050
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Robert L. “Beef” Freund, age 86, of McHenry, passed away Monday, April 17, 2017, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. A lifelong resident of McHenry, Bob was born on November 1, 1930, the third son of three children of George P. and Mary A. (Meyer) Freund. After graduating with the Class of 1948…

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Julie Etheridge left a message on April 24, 2017:
Freund family, you have our deepest condolences. Beef & Mouse, I'm so sorry I missed you this past week but I'm so glad Mark was able to meet up. You are all in my thoughts.
Jim and Bev Hoffman left a message on April 23, 2017:
Bob and his band played at our wedding reception at the VFW back on August 24,1968.My father in law was a member and as Bob's band was the club band ,as I remember,we had them play.It was a great night and we will never forget the good music.If there is a band in Heaven,Bob is surely playing with some of the greats.
Kris Felix (McHenry, IL) left a message on April 20, 2017:
Mrs. Freund and Family: I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Freund's passing. I so enjoyed when he'd come for his appointments with Dr. Numbers...I looked forward to his wonderful smile. I knew that no matter what, I could count on that smile to brighten my day. He was a true gentleman and will be missed by all whose lives he touched. My sincere condolences to you and your entire family. Rest in paradise, Mr. Freund.
Darrell Polka left a message on April 20, 2017:
I was a freshman in high school, (1976), when I had heard about the McHenry City Jazz Band. I lived on Maple Avenue, so it was a short walk to the band concert. I brought my little tape recorder with me to hear their performance and recorded the group. A guy otherwise known as 'the silver fox' played a solo that evening, John Leighty, {who was my high school music teacher), Bill Pellant, John Cummings and Beef were all there. After experiencing 'I Remember Basie', I was hooked. Forty one years later I am honored to say I have enjoyed and relished the music that Bob brought to McHenry. Little did I know I would have the complete and unforgettable honor of playing with him in the Crystal Lake Community Band. I relish the memories of sitting near the gazebo in the summer and hearing 'I Remember Basie' and matching the choreography to the brass line out front...Thank you Bob, for making a difference in my life.
Kurt Schulenburg left a message on April 20, 2017:
I have often said I would have paid good money to sit in band with this gentleman, to learn every little bit of the genius he put into his playing. He was a true gentleman, always kind, always supportive, always caring about the music and the players that made it. In all my years of playing, he was one of the very best, an inspiration to not only work harder but to love the music more. Thanks, Bob, for helping me and supporting me over the years. You are truly missed.
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