Fred Therrian, 88, of Gladstone entered eternal life on March 27, 2007. He was born in Detroit on Jan. 26, 1919, the first child of Alderick and Dorina (LaForest) Therrian. When Fred was ten years old, the family moved back to Flat Rock (Gladstone), where he lived until he entered the United States Army.
On August 13, 1942, Fred married Yvonne Wilmotte at All Saints Church in Gladstone. They spent 64 enjoyable years together raising a family while camping, skiing, going to camp at Watson, and traveling.
Fred entered the service on March 7, 1941, and proudly served his country as part of the Service Battery 979th Field Artillery 119th Battalion in the European Theater. He saw action in Normandy, Northern France, the Rhineland, Central Europe, the Battle of the Bulge, and eventually Berlin. He was discharged on Nov. 12, 1945. Throughout his enlistment, Fred was awarded five Battle Stars, the Purple Heart, the Legion of Merit Soldier
We were sad to hear about Fred’s death. We think of you. We remember when Fred and Yvonne came to Belgium, we enjoyed these moments very much.
Kisses from Walhain.
Jacqueline et Daniel
Our thoughts are with you in these moments. We loved the days together.Even if we were far from you, you were in our heart and in our souls. Hugs and kisses from your Belgian Cousins. Anne
Patty-Steve and family. Sorry to hear about your dads passing. We will miss him at family events. Sorry we can not be there with you but we are thinking about all of you. Love Red and Jake
Know our hearts and all our prayers are with you during this difficult time. May God carry you through the days ahead, taking comfort knowing that he rests in His loving arms.
Dennis and Shelly Dorshorst
Port Edwards, WI
Chrissy the boys and I would like to say how sorry we were to here of Freds passing. He was one of the best neighbors we have ever had. He will be sadly missed by all of us.
Jon and Christina Creten
Mary Jeanne, Mrs Therrian and family,
So sorry to hear of your loss. I remember your dad as a very sweet man. I am sure he will be greatly missed.
Barbara (Jensen) Bonifas and Pat Bonifas
Steve has put a memorial to Fred on his picture of the day site at: http://cossphoto.blogspot.com
This picture is a stream in Upper Peninsula Michigan. It is dedicated to the memory of Fred (the husband of my wife’s cousin) who passed away Tuesday at 88. He was a member of “The Greatest Generation” who fought in WWII. He saw action in Normandy, Northern France, the Rhineland, Central Europe, the Battle of the Bulge, and eventually Berlin. He lived in Gladstone, Michigan. He liked to go fishing. Happy fishing Fred.
Steve & Eliane DeDryver Coss
San Diego, CA
Therrian Family, was saddened to hear of Fred’s passing. He always had a smile on his face and a story to tell. Will be missed by all the Creten family. Sorry we will miss the funeral as we are still in Florida.
Charlie and Patty Creten
In loving memory of all the wonderful times we had with Fred, Yyonne and all the family.
We will pray for you.
Eliane DeDryver Coss and Steve Coss
San Diego, CA
To the Therrian family:
Please accept my sympathy in the death of Mr. Therrian, your husband and father. I have fond memories of him when I was a young girl and also in later years during the time that Mary T. and I were counselors at Bat-a-wa-ga-ma together. I remember him as being very cordial and always present with a smile on his face. May past memories give you strength at this time.
Mary Ellen (Larson) Hund
Paul and I are real sorry to hear about Fred, you and your family are sure in our thoughts and prayers at this hard time. We are in Arizona and will not be able to attend the funeral but know that we are thinking of you.
Mary & Paul Kangas
1511 7th Ave So