Donald "Romie" Frilling

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ST. HENRY - Donald "Romie" Frilling, 79, of 211 N. Eastern Ave., St. Henry, died on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, at Mercer County Community Hospital in Coldwater.
He was born March 7, 1933, in Fort Loramie to the late William and Amelia (Luthman) Frilling. On Oct. 8, 1955, he married Mildred (Hoelscher) in Osgood and she survives in St. Henry. Romie is survived by six children, Jeff and Donna Frilling, of Maria Stein, Tony and Jayne Frilling, of Columbus, Paula and Kirt Schritz, of Coldwater, Jay and Beth Frilling, of Coldwater, Gail and Bob Welling, of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Sarah and Doug Gels, of Columbus; 12 grandchilden; one great-grandchild; and a brother, Robert Frilling, of Anna. He is preceded in death by seven brothers and three sisters.
He was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church, Ohio Progressive Sportsmans Club in Sharpsburg, St. Henry American Legion, veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean War, and a former member of the St. Henry Fire Department and Rescue Squad. Romie worked for CW Service in Coldwater and recently for C.B.S. Automotive Supply in Coldwater and Celina.
In keeping with Romie's wishes, his body will be cremated and a Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday at St. Henry Catholic Church. Friends may call at the church from 9 to 10:15 a.m. Burial with military rites will follow in St. Henry Cemetery.
Memorials may be directed to St. Henry Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 6, St. Henry, OH 45883. Condolences may be left at

Published in Sidney Daily News on Oct. 27, 2012
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