Erich Brieger, age 86, of Imlay City, MI died Sunday, July 11, 2021 at United Hospice Residence of Marlette, MI. Erich William Brieger was born December 9, 1934 in Milwaukee, WI. He was the son of the late Erich and the late Anna (Hahn) Brieger. Erich grew up in Detroit, MI before moving with his family to the Capac and Emmett, MI area where he worked on the family dairy farm located on Kettlehut Road in Capac, MI. Erich proudly served in the United States Army from 1954-1956. He earned his GED while in the Army and studied at Port Huron School of Business to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). He married Beverly Ann Fye on November 16, 1963 in Capac, MI.
He was employed as a car salesman for several different dealerships: Clawson Ford in 1963, Dick Hinterman Ford in Imlay City, MI, Hugh Gorey Ford in Imlay City, MI, Thomas Ford of Lapeer, MI, and Romeo Ford from 1983 until his retirement in 2009. Erich was a life member of AmVets, the Imlay City American Legion, and the Imlay City Veterans of Foreign Wars, where he was a past commander. Erich was an avid coupon shopper.
He is survived by his wife, Beverly Brieger of Imlay City, MI; his daughter, Andrea Brieger of Imlay City, MI; and his son, Erich Joseph Brieger of Imlay City, MI.
Erich was preceded in death by his parents, Erich and Anna Brieger; brothers, Alfred Brieger and Walter Brieger; and his sister, Anna Belanger.
A memorial service and Veterans Final Salute will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, August 21, 2021 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 107 E. Kempf Court, Capac, MI. Reverend George Hockley and Minister Charlie Martin will officiate.
The family will be available for visitation 10-11 a.m., Saturday, August 21, 2021 at St. John’s Lutheran Church.
Those wishing to make memorial contributions may direct them to the VFW and the American Legion.
Please be sure to sign the online register book at www.muirbrothers.com to share your memories and condolences with the Brieger family.