Melvin G. Freiberger Jr.

May 31, 1960February 18, 2014
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MELVIN G. FREIBERGER, JR., 53 years of age, died Tuesday, February 18, 2014 surrounded by his family. Mel was a former New Albany Fireman and also worked for the Valley Crest Company. He was born May 31, 1960 in New Albany, Indiana to Mel G. Freiberger Sr. and Sue (Bailey) and grew up in Floyds Knobs. Mel loved his wife, children, grandchild and family. He also loved hunting, fishing, the outdoors and especially riding his Harley Davidson. Mel was a member of the Cardinal Ritter Council K of C, Floyd County Token Club and St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church. He was preceded in death by his father Mel G. Freiberger, Sr. and will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by all who knew him.

Survivors include his wife, Yvette L. (Elswick) Freiberger; children, Brandon Freiberger and wife Julia, Tyler Freiberger and wife Ashley, Charlotte Elswick, Dennis Andres and wife Alana, and Samuel Andres; grandchild, Dennis Andres III; mother, Betty Lou Freiberger; brothers, Jim Freiberger and wife Cheryl, and Gregg Freiberger and wife Jennifer; and several nieces and nephews.

Reception of family and friends will be from 11:00 am until 8:00 pm Friday at Kraft Funeral Service, 708 E. Spring Street, New Albany, Indiana. His Funeral Liturgy will be 10:00 am Saturday at St. Mary of the Knobs Chapel with burial in the church cemetery. A Rosary Service will be held at 3 pm Friday at the funeral home.

Expressions of Sympathy to Floyd County Token Club or Hosparus of Southern Indiana.

Online condolences may be made at


  • Visitation Friday, February 21, 2014
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, February 22, 2014

Melvin G. Freiberger Jr.

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Ed Sleyzak

February 25, 2014

So sorry to hear about your loss. I am the Deputy Grand Knight of St. Stephen Council 14084, a fellow Valley Crest employee and also fighting cancer for the past 2 years.

Ilona and Charlie Popp

February 22, 2014

We are so sorry for your loss. Such a good job with the photo gallery. Nice to be able to reflect and think of him. We will miss you Melvin at Cheryl and Jim's Parties. You will always be in our hearts.

Clete & Juli Hardy

February 21, 2014

We are so sorry for your loss. There are no words to express at times like these when your loved one is so young and succumbs to an illness. He must have been so proud of the men that Brandon and Tyler have become-they are among the best. Many prayers of comfort to his family.
In Love & Peace, Clete, Juli & boys

pam woulfe

February 21, 2014

Mel will be missed by all that knew him. So sorry for your loss.

February 21, 2014

I loved seeing you guys at the club. Really admired your enjoyment of life. I will miss him but no more pain for him. My deepest heartfelt sympathy and much love to you. Ron L sr


February 21, 2014


February 20, 2014

So sad to hear of Melvins passing. The FCHS class of 1978 will miss him. My thoughts and prayers are with the Freiberger family.
Kelly Love Walker

Kathy Lykins

February 20, 2014

My Deepest Sympathies..Mel Will Forever Be In Our Hearts..Prayers of Comfort, Strength and Peace For His Family

Fr. Martin Day, OFM Conv.

February 20, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with you. May Mel rest in God's own peace.

Michelle Hardy

February 20, 2014

You will be missed greatly, prayers for comfort for the family during this difficult time.