Oct. 20, 1940-Feb. 24, 2013
Ronnie Lee Frey, 72, of rural Frazee, died unexpectedly Sunday, February 24, 2013 at his home.
Ronnie was born on October 20, 1940, and born again on April 27, 1974 when he accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior. Ronnie was the son of John and Lois (Moench) Frey. His earthly journey began at home near Rice Lake, Minn., and his heavenly journey began February 24, 2013 at home in Frazee.
As a young man, he worked for area farmers until 1961, when he started with Madison Silo Company. In 1969, Ronnie started Frey's Silo Repair and Sandblasting, Inc. Ronnie also hauled potatoes for Offutt for many years. He was dedicated to his work and always offered a helping hand.
Ronnie loved the Lord and shared his faith boldly with others. He was devoted to and cherished the time spent with his family, especially his grandchildren. Fishing was a passion and he would share his latest catch with sparkling blue eyes and a smile that lit up a room. He was the leader of the pack in numerous motorcycle rides and loved ripping it up in his yellow Corvette.
The outdoors brought him great joy with his cattle, hunting, and working in his greenhouse. He will forever be remembered as a "big kid at heart."
Surviving Ronnie are his wife of 52 years, Sharon Frey of Frazee; six daughters, Debbie (Terry) Stoll of Ulen, Linda (Scott) Stoll of Warroad, Vonnie (Lonnie) Hansen of Frazee, Tammy (Jeff) Lee of Dent, Lisa (Clint) Fultz of Perham and Jennie (Matt) Gerving of Fargo; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; his mother, Lois Frey of Frazee; two brothers, Duane Frey of Wadena and Gary (Kris) Frey of Minneapolis; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceding Ronnie in death were his father, John and grandson, Johnny Stoll.
Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28 at Northwoods Harvest Barn and Cowboy Church (39410 State Highway 34), Detroit Lakes, with Pastor Brian Erickson and Pastor Scott Stoll officiating.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, with a 7:30 p.m. prayer service, at Northwoods Harvest Barn and Cowboy Church.
Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Detroit Lakes.
Arrangements were entrusted to West-Kjos Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes. Those wanting to share memories and condolences online may use the guest book section at www.westkjos.com.