Kenneth C. Freschauf

Kenneth C. Freschauf, 68, more affectionately known as Dad, Uncle Kenny, The Bread Man and Grandpa Ken was graciously cared for by Seasons Hospice at MacNeal Hospital where he died from complications of end stage Parkinson’s disease at the age of 69 on July 22, 2020. He was a Brookfield resident who formerly lived in Berwyn.

Born Sept. 14, 1951 to Raymond Freschauf and Gabrielle (nee Smith) Freschauf, Mr. Freschauf was a fiercely independent Pepperidge Farm bread distributor for over 30 years. He will be remembered fondly for his gentle nature, witty sense of humor, his kindness to stray animals — all of whom he named Fred — and his quest for a good bargain on just about anything.

Mr. Freschauf will be deeply missed by family and friends, including his surviving siblings, Joy, Robert and Gilman; his daughter, Karen; his former wife, Nancy; his daughter-in-law, Lora; his nieces, Julie, Karolyn (her husband John) and Jennifer; his great-nieces and nephews, Sarah, Trevor, Steven and Anna; his longtime companion Karen and her family, Paul, Ray, Sarah, Emerson and Elliott among so many others. 

A celebration of life will be held in his honor at a later date. At the request of his family, in lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research at

DuPage Cremations Ltd. and Memorial Chapel, West Chicago, handled arrangements.

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