Sally K. Freckmann
Sally K. Freckmann, 71, Stevens Point, a longtime coordinator in Portage County for the Ice Age Trail, author of a book on brophytes and volunteer board member for several local organizations, died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015, at Ministry St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield of complications from congestive heart failure.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 7, at Boston Funeral Home, with the Rev. Clifford Kessen presiding. Burial will be in Union Cemetery in Tigerton.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, and again from 10 a.m. Monday until the service.
Memorial donations may be made to the Ice Age Trail
Alliance, Cross Plains, Wis.
Condolences may be offered online at
Mrs. Freckmann was born Jan. 19, 1944, in Tigerton, a daughter
of the late Arthur and Marcella (Marquardt) Kauss. She graduated from Tigerton
High School in 1962.
She received a bachelor’s degree from Wisconsin State
University at Stevens Point, now the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
(UWSP), in 1966.
She taught at Shawano and Athens schools and returned to UWSP
for graduate school, receiving a master’s degree in 1971. She studied mosses
and liverworts, subsequently publishing papers and co-authoring a book on
She was married to Robert Freckmann in 1971.
They lived in Stevens Point, developing extensive gardens on
She worked as a volunteer (and often as a board member) for
many organizations, including the League of Women Voters, Monteverdi Chorale,
Intrastate Recycling, the Central Wisconsin Symphony and the Ice Age Trail Alliance.
She served as Portage County coordinator for the Ice Age Trail for 34 years.
She was also involved in genealogy, publishing a 600-page
book on her mother’s family, the Marquardts.
Survivors include her husband, Robert; her mother, Marcella
Kauss, Tigerton; four sisters, Bonnie Rohlinger, Stevens Point, Joan Anklam,
Tigerton, Nancy Kauss, Whiting, and Kathryn Knaup, Tigerton; nieces; and nephews.