Kathleen Kinnersley Freudenberger

July 7, 1936 ~ March 15, 2021

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Kay, 84, passed away peacefully on March 15th. She was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on July 7, 1936, daughter of Russell Blair Kinnersley and Mildred (Peterson) Kinnersley.

As a child, she loved helping her parents operate the family catering business and diner. Kay grew up in Salt Lake City and graduated from East High School. After graduation she worked at the Deseret Book Company and attended LDS Business College. She married her high school sweetheart Robert Louis Freudenberger on Nov. 8, 1957 in the Salt Lake Temple. After raising four boys, she enjoyed working as “The School Lunch Lady” for the Jordan School district.

Kay was sweet and kind. Throughout her life she cherished her role as Wife, Mom, Nana, Friend and Neighborhood Mom where everyone always felt welcomed in her home. She always made sure everyone was well fed and would whip up a sandwich or her famous Swedish pancakes and scones on a minute’s notice. She served many years as primary teacher and cub scout leader. Kay loved her many friends in Idaho and Utah including best friends Kelli, Martha, and Rosemary. She especially loved spending time with her family during many camping, boating, and fishing trips.

She is survived by and was so proud of her four sons: Robert C (Marie), John L (Carol), Steven B (Kensy) and David B (Monique). Nana absolutely adored her seven grandchildren: Whitney (Josh Wikstrom), Jordan (Anna), Ryan Fenton (Emily), Kacie (Matt Dahl), Sage, Sawyer, and Skylar, and her four great grandchildren: Kinley, Paisley, Beckham, and Aspen. To Nana, her grandchildren were her life. She was their biggest fan and never missed a single game or performance.

She is also survived by her two brothers Richard (Pam), Daniel (Shauna) and sister-in-law Joyce. She is preceded in death by her husband, parents and brothers David and Russell.

Family services were held on March 20, 2021.
Special thanks to Life Care Center in Bountiful.


Our deepest sympathy to the Freudenberger Family on the death of their Kay. She was such a good friend and treated our children as her own. We walked the neighborhood together and prayed for our children. Camping with their family and Ginger, their dog, was always fun. We had such good times together. Kay was so proud of Bob and their Bobby, John, Steve and David. She always wanted the best for them. I'm glad she is in Heaven with Bob. We miss them both. They taught their boys to be good parents and they are carrying on that tradition.

- Rosemary and Jim Nett and family
Such a beautiful Lady. She was so special to Kip. Our prayers and thoughts are with you David and all of your family. Carole and Phil Helgerson

- Carole E Helgerson
I’m so sorry to lose a beautiful friend. My prayers go out to the family.

- Gloria Keller