Walter H. Frey, 85, of 117 S. Main St., Osgood, died at 5:10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at his home.
He was born on 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, Kay and Michael Woods of Jacksonville, N.C.; 27 grandchildren; 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 F.O.E. 1391 Minster and was past president, a member of the Knights of Columbus 1756 Versailles and past Grand Knight, 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.
A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Osgood, the Rev. David Zink, officiant.
Burial will be in St. Martin Cemetery, Osgood.
Friends may call at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Osgood Fire Department, Osgood Rescue Squad and State of the Heart Hospice.
Condolences may be made at HogenkampFh.com.