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Mrs. Freda` K. (Fox) Holeman

November 2, 1923 ~ April 22, 2021 (age 97)


Mrs. Freda K. Holeman, 97, of Galesburg, died at 1:43 a.m. Thursday, April 22, 2021, in Allure of Lake Storey.

She was born November 2, 1923, in Colchester, the daughter of Frank and Freda “Elizabeth” (Swanson) Fox.  She married Chester V. “Doc” Bennett July 17, 1944, in Urbana.  He preceded her in death June 18, 1967.  She then married Jack N. Tucker on December 14, 1968, in Galesburg.  He preceded her in death on June 9, 1987.  She later married Kenneth L. Holeman on February 15, 1992.  He preceded her in death May 22, 2014.

She is survived by daughters, Lisa Bennett of Galesburg and Carol Hajek of Naperville, Illinois.  In addition to her husbands, she was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, John Fox and Ralph Fox.

Freda was raised and educated in Colchester, graduating from high school there in 1941.  She then graduated from Morse Beauty School in 1942.  After moving to Galesburg in 1944 and raising her family, she opened a beauty shop in her home, which she operated for 30 years before retiring in 1991.

Freda was a member of the First United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Patience Circle.  She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, the 8 & 40 group, and a Canasta card club.  She enjoyed shopping with family and friends and loved to travel, especially on cruise ships. 

Cremation will be accorded.  Visitation will be 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. Thursday, April 29, 2021 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Directors and Cremation Service Galesburg Chapel.  A memorial service will follow the visitation at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, April 29, 2021.  Rev. Mary Runge will officiate.  Burial will be in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens.  Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, American Cancer Society, or Galesburg Rescue Mission.  Online condolences may be made at

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April 29, 2021

5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Hinchliff-Pearson-West, Inc.
1070 West Fremont St.
Galesburg, IL 61401

Memorial Service
April 29, 2021

6:00 PM
Hinchliff-Pearson-West, Inc.
1070 West Fremont St.
Galesburg, IL 61401


First United Methodist Church

American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123
Tel: 1-800-227-2345

Galesburg Rescue Mission

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