Charles “Gail” Freel, 74, of North Webster, Indiana, passed away at 9:59 p.m. on Thursday, May 26, 2022, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was born on March 27, 1948, in Huntington, Indiana, to Charles and Rosemary (Huston) Freel.
Gail grew up in Huntington, Indiana, with six brothers and sisters before moving to Cromwell, Indiana, in 1965. He married Debi Miller in 1976. Gail and Debi moved to North Webster in 1976 where they continued to reside. Gail worked at Superior Enterprises, Fort Wayne, Indiana, for 20 years before retiring in March 2016. He also worked at Indiana Truss, North Webster, Indiana, for many years.
He was a member of the Sons of American Legion. He was a fun-loving storyteller who was deeply loved by his friends and family. He enjoyed being outdoors. His favorite hobbies were gardening, fishing, camping, mushroom hunting, and horseback riding.
Gail is survived by:
Wife, Debi Freel of North Webster
Son, John (Glenda) Freel of Milford
Daughter, Staci (Wade) Wylie of Kent City, MI
Four grandchildren – Tarra Freel, Chase Freel, Dylan Wylie, and Evan Wylie
Brothers – Carl Freel and Tom (Judy) Freel
Sisters – Jodi Freel and Pat (Doyle) Bowers
Sister-in-Law – Judy Freel
He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers – Jim (Joan) Freel & Ron Freel, and sister-in-law – Sue Freel.
Cremation will take place at Cremation Services of Kosciusko County, Warsaw, Indiana. In keeping with his wishes, no formal services will be held. A celebration of life may be held at a later date. Owen Family Funeral Home, North Webster, Indiana, is in charge of the arrangements.
Preferred memorials may be given to the Indiana Wildlife Federation.