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  • Jan L. Fretland, LCSW (1950-2018)

    We're sad to share the passing of faculty member and graduate Jan Fretland. A brief obituary is re-posted here courtesy of Kelley & Spalding Funeral Home:

    Janet L. Fretland, 68, of Highland Park, born October 9, 1950, passed away unexpectedly on December 2, 2018 at Highland Park Hospital surrounded by her family. Beloved wife of the late Donald; loving mother of Christopher and Katherine; loving daughter of the late Richard Van Arsdale Sr. and the late Vera Van Arsdale nee Bonardi; cherished sister of Joan Newmark of Plymouth, MA, Laura Jacobson of Libertyville, IL, Doug of Chicago, IL and the late Richard Jr.; dear aunt to many.

    A visitation will be held on Thursday, December 6, 2018 from 3-6 pm at Kelley & Spalding Funeral Home, 1787 Deerfield Rd. Highland Park, IL. A funeral Mass will be held on Friday, December 7, 2018 10:00 am at Immaculate Conception Church, 770 Deerfield Rd. Highland Park, IL 60035. Interment St. Mary Cemetery, Lake Forest, IL. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Immaculate Conception Parish.

    For info or directions, please contact Kelley & Spalding Funeral Home at 847-831-4260. (More details at the funeral home website here).

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