After 85 years Grant Paul Freuler peacefully passed away on August 8, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. Grant was born in Seibert, Colorado on February 15, 1928 and lived in Colorado until moving to Oregon which he affectionately referred to as "God's Country".
He graduated from Sherwood High School in 1946 where he excelled in football and baseball. The summer after High School Grant played semi-pro baseball with the Stark Street team in Portland and enjoyed baseball and many sports his entire life. He served in the Army stationed at Camp Stoneman CA and Fort Lewis, WA before returning to Oregon.
On October 18, 1952 Grant married Irene Hemberger in McMinnville and enjoyed 60 years of marriage.
Grants love was his wife Irene and family. He spent endless hours at his families' sporting events, activities, and taking road trips. He was a true family man. He developed a special bond with each of his grandchildren. The recent arrival of great grandson Grant Rothe blessed his heart.
Grant spent 34 years working for Darigold Creamery, retiring in 1984. He enjoyed vacationing with family and friends, deer hunting, many years in bowling and golf leagues and playing pinochle.
Grant treasured the many friendships he developed through his life. All who knew him were aware of his sense of humor and his willingness to always lend a helping hand.
He was a long time member of the United Methodist Church in McMinnville.
Grant is survived by his wife Irene, children Susan Rothe (Marc), Gary Freuler (Eileen), and Teresa Sherman (Bob), grandchildren Trisha Alexander (Ryan), Scott Sherman, Matt Sherman, Joel Rothe (Angela), Todd Rothe (Megan), Great Grandchildren Kaylee and Gabe Blackman and Grant Rothe. Grant is also survived by his sisters Helen Mattern (John), Alice Grow (Russ), and brother Wallace Freuler.
Service will be held on Saturday August 17 at 11:00 AM at Macy and Son Chapel, McMinnville OR. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Willamette Valley Cancer Institute in care of Macy & Son. Entombment will be at Willamette National Cemetery. To leave online condolences, visit www.macyandson.com.