George William Frey Jr. Dad passed away peacefully with his family surrounding him on Thursday June 9th. He was a dedicated father, stepfather, grandfather and husband.
Born on October 28, 1927 to George and Clara Frey. He attended Holy Name grade school, St. Thomas Academy High School, the University of Minnesota and worked for the Central Supply Company which was started by his Grandfather, PJ Frey. After a successful career working for several different companies, he went on to volunteer at the Courage Center in Golden Valley.
Preceded in death by wife, Nancy; parents, George Sr. and Clara and sister, Marilyn Moore.
Survived by loving wife, Virginia (Mach) Frey; children, Paul (Danette), Tom, Jim (Julie), Anne (Scott) Cairncross, CeCe, Richard, and Mary; Virginia's children, Ginger (Doug) Ward, Suzanne (Ron) Nussle, MaryLou (Todd) Anderson, Bob (Mary) Mach and Kathy (Mike) Johnson; grandchildren, David Frey, Michael Frey, Shelby Cairncross, Dionel Dallgas-Frey, Manuel Dallgas-Frey, Aracely Dallgas-Frey, Marcela Dallgas-Frey, Jose Dallgas Frey, Cody Frey and Benjamin Nussle, Dayton Nussle, Ian Nussle, Paige Anderson, Christopher (Magaly Estrella Rojas) Mach, Chelsea Mach (fiance Mike Anderson), Jessica (Phill) Kim, Zac (Kristin) Johnson and great-grandchildren. Maliya Reyes, Julissa Vargas, Breanna Dallgas-Frey, Jase Kim, Zoey Johnson, Mariono LeBlanc and Ava Johnson.
Dad was a blessing to us all, with his calm spirit, sense of humor, unconditional love and support. We will miss him dearly, and know we have another angel watching over us.
Dad was a dedicated member of Our Lady of Grace church, attended Mass daily, and was a member of the choir for over 50 years. Dad loved to take road trips, and it seemed that he knew everyone, or at least one person everywhere he went. He loved to play golf, and was very playful with us as kids. After Dad met Ginny, a second adventure began. Our family expanded, Dad and Ginny traveled extensively, enjoyed many holidays with their blended family, and entertained their large group of mutual friends. He walked every Friday with his St. Thomas buddies at The Mall of America, and was Secretary of the Suburban Men's League (GYROs).
The family would like to thank the Allina hospice team and the caregivers from Comfort Keepers, Candice and Sharka for taking such great care of dad these last few months.
Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday 11:00 a.m. at the Church of Our Lady of Grace, 5071 Eden Ave. Private interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Visitation Monday 5-7 p.m. and 1 hour prior to Mass at Church only.
Memorials preferred to Our Lady of Grace Church.
MINNEAPOLIS, MN 612 861 6088