OSGOOD - Walter H. Frey, age 85, of 117 S. Main St., died at 5:10 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at his home.
He was born July 29, 1928, in Mercer County to the late Joseph and Cecilia (Bruening) Frey. He married Bernice Homan on Aug. 7, 1954, in St. Anthony. She survives in Osgood.
He is also survived by children Robert and Kathleen Frey, of Versailles, Carol and Duane Heinfeld, of Maria Stein, Roger and Carol Frey, of Versailles, Paul and Karen Frey, of New Bremen, Thomas and Brenda Frey, of Houston, Ronald and Pamela Frey, of Fort Loramie, and Kay and Michael Woods, of Jacksonville, N.C.;, 27 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; sisters, Marian and Walter Braun, of St. Rose, Marilyn Homan, of Coldwater, and Alberta and Willard Bruns, of St. Sebastian; in-laws, Bernadette Frey, of Dayton, Herbert Hoying, of Sidney, Juliana Frey, of Fort Loramie, Cyril Overman, of Maria Stein, Joan and Jim Pleiman, of Cassella, Mary Ann Young, of Huntington, Ind., and Pat Homan, of Lima.
He was preceded in death by a son, Mark Frey; a son-in-law, Richard Seitz; a grandson, Dustin Frey; brothers, sisters and in-laws, Ralph and Esther Frey, Alvin Frey, Vernon Frey, Dorothy Hoying, Elizabeth Overman and Donald Homan.
He was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Osgood. He also was a member of the Men's Society of the church and he sang in the church choir for 50 years. He belonged to Fraternal Order of Eagles 1391, Minster, and was past president, a member of Knights of Columbus 1756, Versailles, and past Grand Knight, and mayor and council member of Osgood. He was a member of the Osgood Fire Department and the Osgood Rescue Squad. He worked at the Osgood Elevator and Minster Canning Factory.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Osgood, with the Rev. David Zink, celebrant. Burial will be in St. Martin Cemetery, Osgood.
Friends may call at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster, from 2 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, and from 9 to 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Osgood Fire Department, Osgood Rescue Squad and State of the Heart Hospice.
Condolences may be made at www.hogenkampfh.com.
Hogenkamp Sons, Inc.
61 S. HANOVER ST.
Minster, OH 45865-1233
Published in Sidney Daily News on Aug. 25, 2013