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Raymond J. Frey, 83

Sep 6, 2008

Minneapolis — Raymond John Frey, age 83, of Minneapolis, formerly of Blue Earth, died Aug. 28, 2008, at his daughters home surrounded by family and loved ones after a struggle with Alzheimer’s Disease. Funeral services were held Sept. 2, 2008, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Blue Earth, Rev. Ron Jobe officiated. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery in Blue Earth.

Memorial donations will be directed to the Hospice of the Twin Cities. Patton Funeral Home and Cremation Service was in charge of arrangements.

He was born Feb. 5, 1925, in Kasota Township, the son of Charles and Hannah (Schwitchtenberg) Frey.

Raymond was raised and educated in St. Peter where he attended high school. He entered the U.S. Army in 1943 serving in WWII as a Tech Sergeant stationed in the Philippines and Japan. He received the Good Conduct Medal, A Bronze Star, the Asiatic/Pacific Theater Service Ribbon and a Philippine Liberation Ribbon for his service. He returned home in 1946 and attended Dunwood Institute where he became a Baker. He was married to Marion A. Heilman on Oct. 30, 1948 in St. Peter. The couple came to Blue Earth where Raymond owned and operated Ray’s Bakery from 1963 to 1976. He also managed the bakery at Juba’s Super Valu until his retirement in 1991. His hobbies included golfing, playing cards, fishing and traveling to visit his kids and to the mountains, especially in Alaska.

Raymond is survived by his children, Brad (Kim) Frey of Hastings, Wendy (Larry) Miller of Deltona, Fla., Brian (Diane) Frey of Athol, Mass., Dennis Frey of Deltona, Cheryl (John) Faundeen of Sioux Falls, S.D., Susan (Brian) Connelly of Minneapolis, his brother Eugene Frey of Rochester, his sisters, Shirley Forsberg of Calif., Donna Mae Miller of St. Peter and Ruth Frey of St. Peter, four brothers-in-law, five sisters-in-law, 18 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Marion, brothers: Lyle, Robert, Donald, Richard, Charles Jr. and a sister, Lorraine Johnson.

Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com