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  • Obituary: William O. ‘Bill’ Frey

  • William O. “Bill” Frey, 60, died unexpectedly on Saturday, June 30, 2012, at the UMass Medical Center in Worcester, Mass.


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  • William O. “Bill” Frey, 60, died unexpectedly on Saturday, June 30, 2012, at the UMass Medical Center in Worcester, Mass.
    He was born on Sept. 1, 1951, in Goessel, the son of the late Orlin Frey and Esther (Meyers) Frey of Mount Morris, Ill.
    He is survived by his mother Esther and by his devoted and loving wife of 20 years Pamela A. Frey of Moundridge. Beloved father of Jeremy E. Hegge of Anchorage, Alaska; Kenneth W. Frey and his wife Rosalynn Frey of Garden City and Matthew R. Frey of Moundridge. Brother of Mary J. Griffin and her husband Don Griffin of Oregon, Ill. and Sam Frey and his wife Susie Frey of Denver. Grandfather of Cooper, Carter and Caris Frey all of Garden City. He was the son-in-law of Dorothy Lee and Edward Lee Sr. of Cochituate, Mass. Brother-in-law of Edward Lee Jr. and his wife Didi Lee of Ashland, Mass.; James Lee of Cochituate, Mass. and Virginia and Gregory Livingstone of Cochituate, Mass. He is also survived by an aunt and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
    Bill was born in Goessel and graduated from Mt. Morris High School in Illinois. He attended Hesston College, McPherson College and Wichita State. For more than 35 years, he has been leased with Donovan Mayflower Trucking in Franklin, Mass., and was named the Mayflower Driver of the Year in 2005. Bill was an active member of the NRA and a collector of guns. He had his private pilot’s license and enjoyed horseback riding, history, photography and travel. He was involved in Boy Scouting in Moundridge and Hesston.
    A memorial service celebrating Bill’s life will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at the First Mennonite Church of Christian, 719 S. Christian Ave., Moundridge.
    Interment will be in the church cemetery.
    In lieu of flowers, his family suggests memorial gifts in Bill’s memory may be sent to the First Mennonite Church of Christian.
    Arrangements were entrusted to the care of the John C. Bryant Funeral Home of Wayland, Mass.
    For online condolences, please visit www.johncbryantafuneralhome.com.
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