THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Francis R. Freberg
Francis Fran R. Freberg, 72, of Menominee passed away Wednesday, March 26 at Bay Area Medical Center.
Born Dec. 4, 1941, to the late Raymond and Cecelia (Camps) Freberg in Menominee, he graduated from Menominee High School in 1960 and attended Michigan Tech. He served in the Marines during the Vietnam War and on Oct. 31, 1964, married Susan Pichette. He worked for 39 years at Giddings and Lewis where he was a past Union President, retiring in 2003.
A Master instructor for Hunter Safety in Michigan and Wisconsin for 28 years, he was a member of The Great Lakes Sport Fishermans Club, Menominee Sportsmans Club, Ridgerunners Muzzleloaders Club, Good Sams Camping Club #66 & 77, the American Legion, a lifetime member of the DAV, Resurrection Parish, and a former member of the Woodland Bowhunters Club and Northernaires. He enjoyed hunting, camping, fishing on the bay with his boat, the Sea Witchand loved the outdoors with his greatest joy being hunting at Wayne and Shirley Thounes cabin.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Susan, of Menominee; a daughter, Dr. Kelly (B.J.) Freberg-Ash, of Wayland, Mi.; a grandson, Brandon, who was the joy of his life; a sister, Andrea Pada; a brother and sister-in-law, Arnie and Carol Pichette; a niece; a nephew and many cousins and friends.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by an infant sister, Dorothy.
Friends called at Cadieu Thielen Funeral Home on Sunday, March 30 from 4 p.m. until time of a vigil prayer service at 6 p.m. Deacon Vince Beckley presided, followed by Military Honors by the Military 20 Year Club. Visitation continued Monday, March 31 from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial for the repose of his soul at Resurrection Parish at 11 a.m. with Fr. Mark McQuesten presiding. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery. Memorials are appreciated for the Rescue Squad or the DAR.