CHAFFEE -- Olga Fluegge Free, 85, died at 5:20 a.m. Sept. 25, 2008, at Cape Girardeau.
Born March 22, 1923, at Tilsit, to the late Heinrich Karl "Martin" and Alma Caroline Macke Fluegge, she had worked as a machine operator at International Shoe Company in Cape Girardeau and retired from Chaffee General Hospital where she worked in housekeeping. She worked at her first job in the 1930s as a cook and caregiver at the Cape County Poor Farm. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Chaffee.
On Jan. 17, 1948, at Jackson, she married Emmet Free, and he preceded her in death on April 16, 2005.
Four brothers and one sister also preceded her in death.
Survivors include: one son, Cliff (Alaine) Free of Las Vegas; one daughter, Marnet Eftink of Jackson; three grandchildren, Aaron Eftink, Sarah (Vince) Wingo and John Hager all of Jackson; one brother, Melvin (Jo) Fluegge of Grover; a brother-in-law and his wife, Larry and Fay Free of Poway, Calif.; and four sisters, Esther Davis of St. Charles, Ruth Steinhoff of Kirkwood, Rosamund (Oscar) Welker and Janice (Carl) Newell of Jackson.
Visitation is at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Chaffee with the Rev. Wayne Schwiesow officiating.
Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery in Cape Girardeau.
Pallbearers will be: Daniel Kranawetter, Edward Kranawetter, James Kranawetter, Bill Newell, Carl Newell, Rick Welker and Tim Welker.