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FREY, Siebe 1923-2008

FREY, ARENDS, MEINDERS

Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 5/15/2016 at 08:15:31

Siebe Henry Frey, age 85, of Aplington, Iowa, was born the son of Herman and Flossie (Arends) Frey on January 11, 1923, at home on the farm near Parkersburg, Iowa. He received his education from the New Hartford School, New Hartford, Iowa.

On November 10, 1955, Siebe was united in marriage with Irene Irma Meinders at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, rural Wellsburg, Iowa. They made their home and farmed with his Dad northwest of New Hartford. In 1957 they moved and farmed south of Holland, Iowa and in 1961 they moved and farmed near Parkersburg, where Siebe farmed with his brother, Herman. A couple of years later they moved to a farm near Aplington and farmed with his brother-in-law, Ben Meinders. They returned to the Holland area and moved to an acreage. Siebe worked at the Plastronic Factory in Grundy Center, Iowa, for a short time and then worked as a custodian for the Grundy Center School, until he retired at the age of 65. In 2001 they moved to their current home in Aplington.

Siebe enjoyed working with his hands and especially liked to make bird houses. He also enjoyed helping DiAnn put together quilt pattern squares for charity. Through the years he enjoyed many fishing vacations with his family.

Siebe died Friday, April 18, 2008, at the Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo, Iowa, of natural causes. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Siebe is survived by his wife, Irene Frey of Aplington, Iowa; one daughter, DiAnn (Jim) Nobles of Orange Park, Florida; two grandchildren, Nathan and Daniel Nobles; one brother, Herman (Eunice) Frey of Parkersburg, Iowa; and three sisters, Luella Van Heiden of Aplington, Iowa, Bertha Sents of Wellsburg, Iowa and Florence Ruth of Grundy Center, Iowa.

Funeral Services were held at 1:30 p.m., Monday, April 21, 2008, at the First Reformed Church in Aplington, Iowa with Rev. Harlan DeJong officiating. Organist was Lois Wessels. Vocalist Russ Meyer sang “I Am Going To The City Where The Roses Never Fade” and “One Day At A Time”. Congregational Hymns were “The Old Rugged Cross” and “In the Garden”.

Casketbearers were Randy Patterson, Jim Nobles, Ron Shoup, Darwin Sents, Dan Frey and Duane Alberts. Burial was in St. Peter’s United Church of Christ Cemetery, rural, Wellsburg, Iowa. Redman-Schwartz Funeral Chapel, Aplington, was in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be directed to the American Macular Degeration Foundation.

--Redman-Schwartz Funeral Homes (www.redman-schwartz.com)


 

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