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Robert Frey, 88

February 27, 2012

EDON, Ohio ­— Robert E. Frey, 88, of Edon, Ohio, died at 2:15 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, in his home after an illness of several months.
He was born on Jan. 25, 1924, in Bryan, Ohio, the son of Carl H. and Fern (Shackley) Frey.
He married Mabel G. Nester on Aug. 17, 1943, in Fort Jackson, S.C., and she preceded him in death on Dec. 2, 1994.
Mr. Frey was a 1942 graduate of Pleasant Mills High School and served during World War II as a corporal with a heavy artillery unit.
He was employed as a truck driver with Matlack in Bryan for many years and upon retirement drove truck for the Edon Farmers Co-op.
Bob was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, where he had been a member of the church council, and the Edon Area Development Corporation and was a longtime member and past president of the Edon Lions Club.
He was also a member of the Edon American Legion, was a life member of Bryan VFW Post #2489, and was a member of the board of directors of the Williams County Veterans Building.
Survivors include two sons, Robert J. “John” (Jennifer) Frey, of Sawtry, England, and Robin L. Frey, of Bryan; three grandchildren, Darren Frey, Nicola McAvoy and Andrea Kaduk; and three great-grandchildren, Josh and Bradley McAvoy and Miranda Kaduk.
Also surviving are his long-time companion, Christena Headley, of Edon, five brothers, Wayne Frey, of Hudson, Ind., Charles (Clo) Frey, Keith (Shirley) Frey and Rodger (Gerry) Frey, all of Decatur, and John (Kathy) Frey, of St. George, Utah; and one sister, Mary (Richard) Butler, of Front Royal, Va.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Lloyd “Bud” and James Frey.
Visitation will be held Sunday from 2 to 8 p.m. in the Krill Funeral Home, Edon.
Services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Edon with Pastor Roger Marlow officiating.
Interment will follow in Edon Cemetery with graveside military rites conducted by the Edon American Legion.
Memorials are requested to the Williams County Veterans Building or to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church.
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