Born Dec. 1, 1924, in Canton, she was the daughter of Thomas N. and Laura E., who she lovingly called "Mama" (Roose) Henderson.
She married Glenn C. Nussel on May 5, 1951. He died April 23, 1977.
She was a homemaker and dedicated mother, wife and sister.
She was a caregiver to several families in Canton, Ill.
Freda was a former member of the Canton Women of the Moose, the Fulton County Democratic Women and TOPS. She briefly delivered meals to people in need in the Canton area. She was of the Christian faith.
Surviving are sons David G. Nussel and wife Crystal, Pinckneyville, Ill., and William Nussel, Canton, Ill., who she made her home with prior to her latest journey to be with family and friends, grandchildren Arielle Nussel and Tyler (Ali) Hafford, several nieces and nephews, special cousin and neighbor, Maury and Betty Clark, and friend Connie Heller and family, where there will also be a special place in her heart.
She was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters, including Juanita "Nita" Svob, who was her faithful companion since her husband's passing.
Private services will take place at 11 a.m., Friday, at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton, Ill., with visitation an hour prior. Rev. Nancy Thomas will officiate.
Burial will follow in Fiatt Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of Central, Ill., the Arthritis Foundation or the OSF Hospice Program.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com.