Merle L. Frye

March 31, 2017

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Visitation:
202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 4/29/2017 11:00:00

Visitation 2:
3/31/2017 15:00:00

Service:
202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 4/29/2017 24:00:00

Merle L. Frye, age 90, resident of Willard, Ohio passed away on Friday, March 31, 2017 at the Willows at Willard Nursing Home. He was born on July 11, 1926 to the late Thomas C. and Grace I. (Paden) Frye and had been a Willard resident all of his life. Merle was a 1944 graduate of Willard High School. He was in the U.S. Navy serving in World War II. Merle was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Willard, as well as, the Masonic Lodge, American Legion, Elks Lodge, Willard Golf Club, Willard Athletic Boosters, and had served on the Willard City Council and Board of Education.
He is survived by his wife, Lois (Dermer) Frye whom he married on December 9, 1950; four sons and daughters-in-laws, David and Sally Frye of Willard, Tom and Kathy Frye of Andalusia, AL, John and Kathy Frye of Cincinnati, OH, and Jim and Cindy Frye of Galion, OH; 14 grandchildren, Amanda (Brian) Mahoney, Clayton (Denise) Frye, Charles (Lenette) Frye, Elizabeth (Brent) Spillan, Joseph (Lynn) Frye, Edward Frye, Michael Frye, Laura Feeback, Guy (Jessica) Frye, Sarah (Mark) Allen, Nicholas Haller, Eric (Ashley) Frye, Anna Frye, Eleanor Frye; 13 great grandchildren, Madalyn and Maryn Mahoney, Natalie and Isaac Frye, Charles Jr. and Cristian Frye, Isabelle and Everly Spillan, Lydia, James, and Titus Frye, Abigail and Lilian Frye.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Rayman Earl Frye.
There will be a memorial service on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 12:00 P.M. at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, Ohio with calling hours the hour before from 11:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. There will be a private graveside service at the Greenwood Cemetery in Willard. Memorial contributions may be made to Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Lane, Sandusky, Ohio 44870. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com.

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Sherry Long - Apr 19, 2017

To the Frye family, so sorry to read of Merle’s passing. What a wonderful father, husband, and all-round person he was, will be missed by all I’m sure. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Mike&Debra Henderson - Apr 18, 2017

To the Frye Family,
We are so sorry for the loss of Mr. Frye. We pray that God will be with all of you as you celebrate a memorial in his honor the end of April. What an awesome family you all are to such a fine husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. We know he will be greatly missed in the days ahead. Much Love and may God continue to bless this Godly family!

Brian Bevier - Apr 5, 2017

Frye Families,
So very sad to just find out about Merle’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. He was always nice to me, even after multiple trips out to turn off the lights on the court! God Bless!

Johanna Beebe - Apr 4, 2017

Lois and family, I was so sorry to hear of Merle’s passing. Merle was a solid foundation in Willard’s sport scene-Golf, HS sports and family. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you…
Johanna

Wendy Daniel - Apr 3, 2017

Sending thoughts and prayers to you and yours for the loss of Merle. I last saw him at the Trick or Treat at the Willows – dressed in costume, handing out candy and enjoying every minute of it. May your memories of him keep a smile in your hearts.

ROBERTA & DENIS RAPP - Apr 3, 2017

Our deepest sympathies to your family. He will be greatly missed. God Bless.

Bill,Sue,Brooke & Ryan Pfefferle - Apr 2, 2017

Lois and Family, sorry to hear about Merle. He was always a great help to us at Willard Golf Club. He spent countless hours of volunteering and helping us in any way possible. We will keep your family in our prayers.

Cynthia Lewellen Branham - Apr 2, 2017

Lois and family, Please accept my condolences on Merle’s passing. What a sweet man he was! He was always so friendly and always seemed happy to see me when I ran into him. May our merciful Father comfort you and give you peace. He is happy, pain free, and worshiping with our Father in Heaven. RIP Merle, you will be missed.

Bill and Beth Goodsite - Apr 2, 2017

Lois and Family, We are so sorry about Merle. He always had a smile and pleasant word for everyone. He was an honorable man and gave a lot to his family and community. Prayers to you.

Mick and Sandi O'Brien - Apr 1, 2017

Dave and Family, so sorry to hear about your Dad. He was a very nice person. Our prayers are with you doing this sad time s

Larry & Sharon Wingert - Apr 1, 2017

To the Frye family…..
We already miss seeing Merle, but he is home! We wish you all peace abd comfort, as you are his legacy.

Carolyn Ruckman - Mar 31, 2017

Lois and family..was saddened today to read of Merle’s passing. He was such a good friend to dad, (Dixie Howell)and Roger and I enjoyed visiting with him on those occasions when he would stop by. Our thoughts and prayers are with you…

Carolyn Ruckman - Mar 31, 2017

Lois and family..was saddened today to read of Merle’s passing. He was such a good friend to dad, (Dixie Howell)and Roger and I enjoyed visiting with him on those occasions when he would stop by. Our thoughts and prayers are with you…

Kurt Jump - Mar 31, 2017

Lois and Family,
I was sorry to learn of Merle’s passing. I will always fondly remember the times the Frye and King families would gather next door to our house for picnics and card playing.You were all such good adult role models for us neighborhood kids. You will be in my prayers.