Muriel Freese

Obituary of Muriel F. Freese

Muriel F. (Dunlap) Freese, 93, passed away on January 28, 2021, at her home in Royersford, PA. She was the wife of the late William C. Freese Sr., who passed in 2015.

Born in Pottstown, PA, on December 21, 1927, Muriel was the daughter of the late Harry Dunlap and Helen Gaugler.

Muriel worked for several years at Collegeville Costume Shop and was an active member of the Limerick Senior Fellowship.

She is lovingly remembered by her children, Linda (& Ed, deceased) Huzzard, Cuyahoga Falls, OH; William Freese Jr., Spring City, PA, Penny (& Edward) Yarasavich, Norfolk, VA, and Neil Freese (& Al Firth), Rehoboth Beach, DE; her sister, Janet (& George, deceased) Cohrac, Pottstown, PA; and seven grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, Muriel is predeceased by her grandson, Edward Derby Jr.; and her sister and brother-in-law, Myrtle and John Freese.

The family would like to thank the staff of Heartland Hospice for the kindness and care provided to their mother over the past year.

A graveside service will take place on Friday, February 5, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. at Highland Memorial Park, 701 Farmington Ave., Pottstown, PA 19464.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Muriel’s memory to the Leslie L. Betz Scholarship Foundation. Please make checks payable to Berdine Freese and mail to 233 Estate Rd., Boyertown, PA 19512.

Houck & Gofus Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 955 N. Charlotte St., Pottstown, PA 19464, will be handling the arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at