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Obituary for Robert K. Frey

Frey, Robert K.

Robert Kenneth Frey, age 100, passed away on June 9, 2020. Robert was born on April 11, 1920 in Johnstown Township, the son of Fred and Lola (Winters) Frey. On April 24, 1946 Robert married the love of his life, Mary (Matthews) Frey. They were married 56 years before she preceded him in death. Robert served for a number of years on the Johnstown Township board and was one of the two first trustees. He was the treasurer of Culver School when they added on a new room, bought the first bus, and hired the first bus driver. Robert was a member of Bedford Bible Church for many years, he was also a member of the Michigan Milk Producers and served on the Brotherhood Board of Briggs, Banfield, and Dowling Churches. Robert worked at Eaton’s from 1941 to 1943 before he bought interest in the family farm where he farmed until 1964. After leaving the farm he went to work for Nabisco and then Kellogg’s in 1966 until he retired in 1982. Robert enjoyed hunting and vacationing in Canada to fish and to watch his best fish fryer, his wife, Mary. He was an avid Tigers fan, starting to listen to games with his grandad in 1933. He frequently went to spring training with his wife and daughter in the 1970’s and 1980’s. Robert was proud to have attended his last Tiger game when he was 89 years old. Robert is survived by son: Kenneth (Roxanne) Frey; grandchildren: Michael Frey, Rob Frey, and Ellie (Tony) Westworth; many great grandchildren; special friend: Mary Lou Powell; and several nieces and nephews. Robert was preceded in death by his parents, wife: Mary Frey; daughter: Karen “Kit” Frey; brother: Leo Frey; and sisters: Eloise Shepherd and Joyce Myers. Robert’s family will receive friends on Friday, June 12, 2020, 10:00 to 11:00 AM at Bedford Bible Church, where his funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 AM, Pastor John Fulton officiating. Burial will take place in Banfield Cemetery. Memorial contributions to Bedford Bible Church will be appreciated. Please visit to share a memory or to leave a condolence message for Robert’s family.