Archbold, OH

Katherine B. Frey

Katherine B. Frey, age 88 years, of Archbold, passed away early Saturday morning, July 19, 2008, at Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home in Archbold.

She was born May 11, 1920 in Archbold to Peter and Emma (Nofziger) Eicher. She married Elias H. Frey on May 11, 1939, and he preceded her in death on March 3, 2001.

A 1938 graduate of Archbold High School, she was a lifelong resident of the Archbold area, was a homemaker, and a charter member of the Zion Mennonite Church in Archbold.

She is survived by nine children, Robert G. “Bob” (Joyce) Frey of Archbold; Ronald E. “Ron” (Faith) Frey of Fremont, Ind.; Roger L. “Butch” (Sharon) Frey and Carol A. “Suz” (Clint) Wirick, both of Archbold; Mary L. Wyse of Bowling Green; Jane E. (Jim) Tomson of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; Sandra K. Frey-Stegmen of Toledo; Rebecca J. “Becky” (Ronnie) Van Horn and Patricia S. “Patsy” Frey, both of Traverse City, Mich. She is also survived by 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three brothers, Arthur Eicher, Wilmer Eicher Sr., and Chester Eicher; and two sisters, Viola Short and Lucille Yoder.

Memorial services were held on Tuesday at 4 p.m. at the Zion Mennonite Church with Pastors Sherm Kauffman and Mona Sauder officiating. Interment preceded in the Pettisville Cemetery.

Short Funeral Home in Archbold was in charge of the arrangements.

The family suggests that memorials be given to the Katherine B. Eicher-Frey Scholarship Fund, Hesston College, or to Gideons International.

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