In loving memory Frederick (Freddy) Router age 24, after a short bout with cancer went unexpectedly to be with his Lord on Wednesday, August 6, 2008.  Freddy is survived by his son, Noah. Router and his cherished friend Torey Grunwell; his mother, Joy Router and her friend, Greg Grose; his father, Robert (Denise) Router; his sisters, Megan Router, Julie (Marc) Sherman, Melody (Alonzo) Montoya, Sara (Jack) Brilz, Julie (Mark) Riley and Kelley Tramper; his brothers, William Router and Robert (Jen) Adams, 11 nieces and nephews; and his grandmother, Iris Redinger. He was preceded by his grandfather, Frederick Redinger.  Freddy was always quick with a movie quote, comic relief was his calling and his gentle nature always put everyone at ease; Freddy was a proud father, loyal uncle loving brother and son and a caring friend. He was always willing to do for others and asked for only one thing in return, love.  Family and friends who wish to share memories are welcome to attend memorial services Friday, August 8th at 7:00 pm at McKinley Funeral Home in. Newaygo and funeral services Saturday, August 9th at 11:00 am at St Bartholomew’s Church in Newaygo. Those desiring can make donations in Freddy’s memory to the Leukemia Lymphoma Foundation or St. Bartholomew Parish Foundation.  The family is being served by McKinley Funeral home, 226 West State Rd. Newaygo, MI 49337

 

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Tiffany Tilley
Thursday August 07, 2008
15:41:15

Fred! Wow not much to say. I think that just saying how much of a wonderful person he was covers it all. I always remember and i always will remember how great he was with the kids. and not just his little man... but all the kids. My children are very shy people and hard to get warmed up...but Freddy had that shine my kids didn't need to warm up around him! I will always remember him and my greatest sympathy goes out to his son. Best wishes, Tiffany Tilley

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Pastor Clint & Michelle Abbott
Thursday August 07, 2008
20:23:14

Hi Joy, Megan, Bob and family: We send our love and condolences ... Freddie will be greatly missed.... we have such fond memories... we share your sorrow and pain... please know we are here for you if have any need.... Peace, Pastor Clint and Michelle Abbott

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Sandy Risedorph MSU Extension 4-H
Friday August 08, 2008
07:46:07

Please accept my sincere wishes of sympathy during this sad time. I remember Fred when he was active in 4-H with the Newaygo 4-H Club under Bob and Vickie MacDougall's leadership. Many thoughts and prayers go out to all of Fred's family.

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Bobby Jo Webster
Friday August 08, 2008
09:03:41

Dear Router Family, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Fred was a awesome classmate. I have so many fond memories of him from High School. He's the only one I knew that loved to you duct tape on everything when it came to building our floats for Homecomming! He was such a great person! With love and condolences. . . .

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Staci Moore(Day)
Friday August 08, 2008
12:56:23

Fred was one of the nicest people i have ever met and the biggest heart of anyone... He will be greatly missed by everyone whos lives he touched...i have many great memories with him and i'll cherish them forever. my thoughts and prayers go out to his family, and lil noah. ~dust freddy... we'll miss you.

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Krista Escalante (Griswold)
Friday August 08, 2008
13:39:31

Fred was a great guy. I will never forget all of the great times that we all had during float building at my parents house in high school. He was for sure the King of Duct Tape. Nobody will every be able to forget that. Fred will be missed greatly. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.

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Dave & Fran Hoekzema
Friday August 08, 2008
16:23:50

Dear Joy and family, Fred was such a neat kid and we have many fond memories of him while growing up in Cottonwood Flats. This is a difficult time for you and your family and we are remembering you at this time in our thoughts and prayers.

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Sam and Arlene Nesselroad
Friday August 08, 2008
16:26:38

Dear Joy and family, You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We express to your our deepest sympathy.

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JACKIE THOMPSON
Friday August 08, 2008
21:01:24

JOY,BOB,AND FAMILY..PLEASE KNOW WE ARE ALL THINKING ABOUT.. ALL OF YOU. OUR SYMPATHY,THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU.FREDDY WILL BE MISSED BY ALL WHO KNEW HIM.

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VanBeekom
Thursday September 11, 2008
20:09:08

Please accept our thoughts and prayers in your time of sorrow. Please know our family thought the world of Fred, he was a great caring and loving person, and will be deeply missed. The VanBeekom Family

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Veronica
Friday September 12, 2008
00:58:13

I am not sure that this is going to ve read or not but I am going to go for it. I met Fred at Alltel and knowing him made a difference in my life as well as others that he touched. Alltel will never be the same. He always made everyone that he touched smile and feel appreciated no matter the day. The last time I seen him was in July and he did not look to good. He reassured me that he was going to be okay. He was the only person who I would be assisted by because he was the best and always will be. I will never forget his face or his spirit. He always talked about his son and wife, about how thankful he was. Fred then told me about life and how it was treating him. He was a phemonial friend and I am dumbfounded to hear the news.I would say that I was blessed for the oppertunity to know him. Now when I go into Alltel I can tell all the employees miss him dearly and miss him being the leader. His goofy jokes and smile that he wore upon his face. To Freds family, my condolences. I did not share the opperunity to know him for along time but the short time that I did know him, he touched my life. He was and still is a great man, considerate, a friend, and most of all a blessing.

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