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Freddie Avra

Freddie J. "Fred" Avra

Tuesday, August 20th, 1957 - Wednesday, July 1st, 2020
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Obituary

Freddie “Fred” Jay Avra, 62, of Quincy passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at Bronson Methodist Hospital while surrounded by his loving family.

A funeral service will take place at 11:00 am on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at Pine Ridge Bible Church in Algansee Township with Pastor Steve Pickell of Eastpoint Community Church officiating. Interment will follow at Fisher Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, July 6, 2020 from 4:00 – 8:00 pm at Dutcher Funeral Home in Coldwater.

Freddie was born August 20, 1957 to Everett and Martha (Thornburg) Avra in Ludington. After graduation from high school he began a long career as an entrepreneur. Freddie was involved in many business ventures over the years in the housing, farming, and trucking industries. On July 1, 1995 he married the love of his life, “Jo” Josephine Hickerson in Algansee Township.

Freddie was very community oriented. He served on the Board of Review for Algansee Township. When not working, Fred enjoyed farming, gardening, and politics. He liked old cars, trains, antiques, and studying history. Freddie had a hard time not attending and buying things at auctions. He was well known for his fight against taxes, not just for himself but everyone paying them. Freddie was very proud of the restoration of the “old church on the curve”. Fred will be remembered for being helpful to anyone in need and his outgoing personality. His true joy in life was being with his family. Freddie will be missed by many.

Freddie is survived by his wife of 25 years, Jo Avra; his mother Martha Avra; his daughters Bobbie (Austin) Wood and Natalie (Devin Scheick) Avra all of Quincy; his siblings Keith (Holly Warner) Avra of Quincy, Judy (Bruce) Hauska of Coldwater, and Billie “Bill” (Shelley) Avra of Quincy; his grandson Cleo Jay Wood; his nieces and nephews Shawn, Corey, Amber, Matthew, Michael, Muffin, Christopher, Ryan, and Theodore; and many great nieces & nephews. He was preceded in death by his father Everett Avra; his brothers Lonnie, Ronnie, and Randy Avra; and his niece Tamera Avra.

Memorials may be directed to the Pine Ridge Bible Church or the Branch County Sheriff’s Association. www.dutcherfh.com
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, July 6th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Monday, July 6th, 2020 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Dutcher Funeral Home
    Address
    440 W. Chicago St.
    COLDWATER, MI 49036
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  • Service

    Tuesday, July 7th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Tuesday, July 7th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Pine Ridge Bible Church
    Address
    280 S. Ray Quincy Road
    QUINCY, MI 49082
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    Notes
    A funeral service will take place at 11:00 am on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at Pine Ridge Bible Church in Algansee Township with Pastor Steve Pickell of Eastpoint Community Church officiating.
  • Interment

    Location
    Fisher Hill Cemetery
    Address
    Ray Quincy Rd. at Fisher Rd.
    Algansee Twp., MI 49082
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KB

Korinna Burke

Posted at 11:49am
So sorry for your loss. He will be greatly missed, he was a wonderful man. Always treated my husband and I very well. It was always nice to see that smile. Way too young, so sorry..
LJ

Linda Jent

Posted at 06:02pm
Dear Avra Family..So sorry to hear of your loss. Although I didn't personally know Fred, I have heard many great things about him, especially about his bumper sticker.."Real men know God". He was one of the first persons my brother, George, came to know when he moved to Branch County. He shared many good stories about Fred and his family, especially his wife and daughters. Keith and Judy, you have helped our family in may ways in providing homes for several of them in Avra Estates. You took many calls, showed us many places and provided for my mom a beautiful place for her to call home. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. May it bring you peace in knowing where Fred is ..rejoicing with his Heavenly Father. May the Lord wrap His arms around you and give you a peace and strength that only He can give. Sincere sympathy..
Linda Jent and family.
JR

Julie Watson, Loki and RJ

Posted at 03:23pm
With heartfelt condolences,
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JULIE A WATSON

Posted at 03:16pm
So very sorry to hear of Fred's passing. Fred was a great guy, going to miss seeing him around the park. My thoughts and condolences to you all. Julie Watson
JS

Jannene & Donnie Simons

Posted at 10:54am
Thinking of you in this sorrowful time. Fred was one of the good guys!
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