Carl Freel

December 26th

Carl Freel, 79, of Syracuse, passed away on December 22, 2022 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born on December 14, 1943 in Huntington, IN to Charles & Rosemary (Houston) Freel. He was a 1962 graduate of Union High School. On April 9, 1966, he married Sue Firestone who preceded him in 2021. He was a longtime member of the Kiwanis Club, in which he was a founder of the Key Club at Wawasee High School. He owned and operated Firestone Construction and F&F Gravel for 41 years until retiring. Carl is survived by his son Kevin Freel of Tampa, FL, daughter Stacey (Travis) Walter of New Paris, sons Chad (Amy) Freel of Warsaw, and Jason (Tasha) Freel of Syracuse. Daughter Donna Pearson of Albion. 7 grandchildren. 9 great-grandchildren. 2 sisters – Pat (Doyle) Bower of South Whitley, and Jodie Freel of North Webster. 1 brother – Tom (Judy) Freel of North Webster. Along with his wife Sue, he was also preceded by 3 brothers, Jim, Ron, and Gail. Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 29, 2022 from 2-4 & 6-8 at the Eastlund Funeral Home. Services will be held on Friday, December 30, 2022 at 11 AM at the funeral home with Pastor Mike Beezley officiating. Burial will follow at the Syracuse Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Syracuse Food Pantry.

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