Carl A. Freytag

September 16, 1929April 17, 2013

Carl Andrew Freytag September 16, 1929 – April 17, 2013 Carl was born September 16, 1929, in East Orange New Jersey to Robert and Louise (Egner) Freytag. Carl earned a B.S. in Mining Engineering at the University of Missouri-Rolla in 1951. He worked at the Climax Molybdenum mine near Leadville before honorably serving in the Army during the Korean Conflict. After returning to Colorado, he worked in the mining industry in Western Colorado and Utah. He married Charlotte (Hotz) Freytag on May 30, 1959. Carl later attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and then obtained his teacher's certification. He taught High School Math and Science in Arvada and Grand Valley Colorado for several years, but eventually returned to mining. He worked in Colorado's oil shale development (Tosco) in the late 60's, and then at the AEC/DOE, overseeing the Uranium Lease Management Program in southwestern Colorado until his retirement in 1991. Carl enjoyed the outdoors throughout his life, and family vacations were often spent backpacking, fishing and camping. Carl's first love was his family, but the Colorado outdoors was a close second. In retirement, he enjoyed lunches and fellowship with other miners, the RAM's, and tending his vegetable garden. He was still summiting 14'ers in his late 60's, elk hunting in his 70's, and fishing and skiing in his 80's. Carl was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Robert. He is survived by his wife, Charlotte, and two daughters, Lynn Wilcox and Christine Freytag of Grand Junction, and two sons, Peter (Paula) Freytag of Johnstown, CO, and Andy (Sue) Freytag of Evergreen, CO. There are 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services will be held. Condolences to


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April 26, 2013

I always enjoyed visiting Uncle Carl and Aunt Charlotte. I have many happy memories of them. He was my last living Uncle. I know he will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Barbara Hotz Turner

Ed Cotter

April 22, 2013

Carl was a good friend and mentor to me, early in my career with Bendix Field Engineering Corporation at the USDOE facility in Grand Junction. I was very sorry to hear of his passing. My thoughts and prayers are with the Freytag Family.