Carl E. Freier

Birth: May 4th, 1941
Death: September 17th, 2018
Age: 77 years
Residence:Au Gres, Michigan

Carl Eugene Freier, 77, of Au Gres, Michigan passed away Monday, September 17, 2018 with his family by his side at home.


Carl was born May 4, 1941 in Saginaw, Michigan to the late Melvin J. and Evelyn V. (nee Gray) Freier. He married the former Kay Frances Beem on September 23, 1961 and together they raised three daughters, Carolyn, Dawn, and Karen.  Carl proudly served in the United States ARMY for over 20 years as a Mess Sergeant and cook being stationed in Kansas, New York, Germany, and California.  Carl retired in 1982.  After retirement, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and travelling.  Carl was a member of the American Legion in Standish, Michigan. 


Carl is survived by his loving wife, Kay; daughters, Carolyn Payne of Tinley Park, Illinois, Dawn Freier (Dan Tracht) of Huron, Ohio, Karen (Tim) Bessey of Oscoda, Michigan; grandchildren, Katie (Mark Recker) Payne, Rosie Payne, Tony and Tonya Payne, Pamela and Ryan Edwards, Andrew and Kayla Brown, Jason Brown; great grandchildren, Dustin, Destanee, Dylan, Allie, Jacob, Calab, Pistol, Ellie, Leland, Jensen, Mariah, Joe and Nick; sisters, Helen (Harold) Rossow and Sally (Lyle) Wolfgang; several nieces and nephews and friends.  In addition to his parents, Carl was preceded in death by brother, Bud Freier.


Visitation for Carl will take place 12:00 Noon – 3:00 p.m. Friday, September 21, 2018 at Buresh Funeral Home, 101 East Michigan Avenue, Au Gres, Michigan 48703.  Funeral ceremony will begin at 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home with military honors and Chaplain Lonnie Severance officiating.  According to Carl’s wishes, cremation will follow.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Disabled American Veterans, PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, Ohio 45250-0301 or Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44195.  Online condolences may be offered at

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