HOLLAND, Mich. (WOOD) - One month after Fred Byrne's body was found in Missouri, his family celebrated his life Friday night.
Family, friends and co-workers gathered at the Evergreen Commons in Holland shared stores and memories of Fred.
"[He was] the type to stop for anybody; to help them out no matter what. If he was alone, he'd pick up a hitch hiker, he'd help somebody with a flat or with air and he just cared about people," said Byrne's Father-In-Law Dennis Hamilton.
Fred Byrne was a former police officer and assistant city attorney in Big Rapids. He went on to practice law from him home; helping those who couldn't afford the full cost of a lawyer.
Byrne disappeared back in February after dropping his son off at Hope College. His body was found in late June at a Missouri national forest.
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