Herman J. Frey

Herman J. Frey

UPPER SANDUSKY: Herman J. Frey, age 80, of Upper Sandusky, Ohio, passed away early Sunday morning, March 17, 2013 at his home in Upper Sandusky.

Herman was born on June 24, 1932 in Kirby, Ohio, to Jerome and Mary Ann (Hunkele) Frey, Sr., both of whom are deceased. He married Vivian R. Cooper on November 9, 1953 and she survives.

Surviving are four sons, Daniel K. Frey of Upper Sandusky, Timothy J. (Debbie) Frey of Upper Sandusky, Joseph J. Frey of Upper Sandusky, Jaime W. (Marcy) Frey of Kirby; and three daughters, Patricia A. (Charles) Luikart of Carey, Ann M. (Garry) Brodman of Upper Sandusky, and Sharon J. Moloney of Findlay; 25 grandchildren and ten great grandchildren also survive. He is also survived by three brothers, Cyril, Frederick and Norbert Frey, all of Upper Sandusky; and three sisters, Agatha Thomas of Carey, Rose Pahl of Upper Sandusky and Sister Noel "Imelda" Frey of Fremont.

Herman was preceded in death by a daughter, Sandy M. Frey; five brothers, Edwin, Jerome Jr., Gerald, Wilfred and Norman; and a sister, Miriam Vent.

A skilled carpenter by trade, Herman was co-owner of Frey Roofing and Lumber in Kirby and also farmed.

He was a long time member of St. Mary's Chapel in Kirby where he was very active within the church as a distributer of communion at Masses and to those at home, lector, and served as the custodian of the St. Mary's cemetery.

Herman was a veteran of the Korean War having served in the US Army. Life member of VFW Post 1182 in Forest, as well as the American Legion and Knights of Columbus Council 2050 in Upper Sandusky. He served on the Wyandot County Council on Birth Defects, where he was past president and also a member of the Wyandot County Right to Life.

For hobbies, he enjoyed working in his wood shop, golfing, bowling, horseshoes, playing cards, and was an avid gardener.

Herman never knew a stranger, and was always up for good conversation since he was blessed with the gift of "gab". He was a man of faith and will be remembered for his love of his church and community, and his willingness to help others in need.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30AM Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at St. Mary's Chapel in Kirby, with Rev. J.R. Hadnagy OFM Conv. officiating. Visitations will be held on Tuesday, from 2:30PM to 8:00PM at the Lucas-Batton Funeral Home in Upper Sandusky with a Christian Wake Service beginning at 2:00PM on Tuesday.

Memorial contributions may be made to Wyandot County Right to Life or the Wyandot County Council on Birth Defects and can be sent to Lucas-Batton, 476 S. Sandusky Ave. Upper Sandusky, Ohio 43351.

Online condolences may be sent to www.lucasbatton.com.

Published in the Marion Star from Mar. 18 to Mar. 19, 2013