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Danielle M. Houel-Freund

August 13, 1953 September 15, 2010
Danielle M. Houel-Freund
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Obituary for Danielle M. Houel-Freund

Danielle Houel-Freund, of Ypsilanti, died September 15, 2010. She was 57 years old. Danielle was born August 13, 1953, in Port- Lyautey, Morocco, to Carmen (nee Oncina) and Jacques Houel. A 1971 graduate of Port Huron High School, Danielle graduated from Washtenaw Community College with an associate�s degree. She was a dental assistant in Port Huron and the founder and owner of Ray�s Coffee House in Traverse City for many years. Danielle married Eddie Freund in 1984. She enjoyed reading, geography, travel, biking, and jogging. Danielle was an excellent vegetarian cook and a creative sandwich maker.

Danielle was a devoted mother to her son, Ray, who was her greatest source of pride and brought her endless joy. Danielle will be profoundly missed by her family and everyone she encountered in her brief life. Danielle's engaging, selfless and loving personality brought happiness and laughter to all those that were fortunate enough to share time and experience with her.

Danielle is survived by her son, Ray Freund, mother, Carmen Houel and siblings, Christian Houel, Yolande (Eugene) Thurman, and Joelle (Donald) Phoenix. She is also survived by her former husband, Eddie Freund, sister-in-law, Mary Beth Houel and many nieces, nephews and friends. Danielle is preceded in death by her father, Jacques Houel and brother, Charles Oncina.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Bingham Twp. Hall, 7171 S. Center Hwy., Traverse City, MI 49684 (Bingham Road at Highway 633), Saturday, September 25, 2010, at 12 noon, immediately followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers, donations to the attention of Yolande Thurman, c/o Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors, 1368 N. Crooks Road, Clawson, MI 48017, would be appreciated.


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