Joe Freel Jr.1929 - 2018
Josiah Morgan “Joe” Freel Jr. age 88 of Millersburg
passed away peacefully at Medilodge in Rogers City
on August 25, 2018.
He was born August 27, 1929 in Millersburg
to Josiah and Irene (Cronenvhet) Freel.
Joe was a devoted Christian who loved the Lord. On April 15, 1950 he
married Marie Willey in Flint. Following his retirement from General
Motors as a millwright, Joe and Marie moved back to Millersburg where
he enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, playing cards and most of all,
spending time with his family.
Joe is survived by:
his wife of 68 years, Marie;
5 children, Judy (Larry) Gramer of Swartz Creek,
Joe (Kim) Freel of Cape Coral, Florida,
Glen (Kathy) Freel of Flint,
Douglas (Jacqueline) Freel of Lansing and
Cynthia Freel of Spring Hill, Tennessee;
11 grandchildren, Jason Gramer, Kevin (Marianne) Gramer,
Holly (Sean) Stacey, Jennifer (Todd) Respecki,
Stephanie (Joey) Hillebrand, Kimberly (Gregory) Hanlin ,
Michael (Crystal) Freel, Timothy (Nikki) Freel and
Sarah (Andy) Bunch, Kendra (Raymond Crabtree) Murdock and
18 great grandchildren;
1 sister, Clara Freeman and
a brother-in-law, Ivan Auger.
He was preceded in death by:
his parents, Joe and Irene and
3 sisters, Fern Freel, Martha Donn and Eenie Auger.
Friends may visit at the Beck Funeral Home on Tuesday, August 28th from
4-8 pm, Visitation will resume on Wednesday at the Ocqucoc Baptist
Church from 10 am through time of his funeral at 11 am with
Pastor Bud Smith Officiating.
Interment will follow at the Riverside Cemetery.
In licu of flowers memorials may be given in memory of Joe Freel to
Ocqueoc Baptist Church or St. Jude Children’s Hospital,