Freda Henriette Benne

August 31, 1921 - May 26, 2013

Freda Henriette Benne, 91, of Jefferson City, passed away, Sunday, May 26, 2013, at her home. She was born August 31, 1921, in Cole County, Missouri, the daughter of the late August and Dora (Propst) Engelbrecht. On February 26, 1944, Freda was united in marriage in Jefferson City, to Joseph H. Benne, who preceded her in death on October 25, 1988. Freda was employed at International Shoe Factory and American Optical where she made eyeglasses. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church at Honey Creek and the Lutheran Women's Missionary League. She enjoyed bowling every Friday night, but especially enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Freda is survived by one daughter: Martha K. O'Brien of Kansas City, Mo.; one son: Thomas Benne of Jefferson City; six grandchildren: Eric Garlick, Aaron Garlick (wife Ruby), Jamie Hornberger, Tobias Benne (wife Joyce), Crystal Benne, and Joshua Benne; four great-grandchildren: Neviea Benne, Ashley Garlick, Jerico Benne, Susie Benne; four sisters: Leona Hoelscher, Marie Loesch, Dorothy Ehrhardt, Ruby Kautsch; and one sister-in-law: Kate Engelbrecht. She was preceded in death by two brothers: Tony Engelbrecht and Adam Engelbrecht; and one sister: Susie Schnieders. Friends will be received from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Thursday, May 30, 2013, at Immanuel Lutheran Church at Honey Creek. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday at Immanuel Lutheran Church at Honey Creek, with Pastor Jeffrey Schanbacher officiating. Interment will follow in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Immanuel Lutheran School at Honey Creek. Arrangements are under the direction of HOUSER-MILLARD Funeral Directors, 2613 West Main Street; Jefferson City, MO 65109. (573) 636-3838. Condolences may be left for the family online at

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