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In Memory of Howard Frye


4:00 - 5:00PM on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at the St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1500 Vine St., Hudson, WI.

Funeral Services

5:00PM on Thursday, April 11 at the St. Patrick Catholic Church in Hudson.

Howard Peter Frye, age 94 of Hudson, died peacefully surrounded by family on March 28, 2019 at the Christian Community Homes in Hudson.

Howard was born on April 11, 1924 in Big River, Wisconsin; the son of Edmund and Anna (Wussler) Frye. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy during World War II. On June 12, 1948, Howard was united in marriage to the love of his life, Marion Prax. This union would later be blessed with a beautiful daughter, Sharon. Howard most recently worked for 3M before his retirement.

Howard was a man with his own agenda. He worked many different jobs from farming the lands to working maintenance at 3M. Howard enjoyed gardening and tending his flowers and vegetables. Even through all his medical diagnoses, he was determined to take care of his best friend and wife. His true calling in life came through his love for Marion and the family that grew from that love. Howard was resilient through life’s trials and his faith in God and the love he and Marion shared, gave him strength to live a long and wonderful life.

Howard is survived by his wife of 70 years, Marion; daughter, Sherry (Mark) Nelson; grandchildren, Erin (Josh), Kelly (Kristopher), and Kevin (Caitlin); great-grandchildren, Miles, Caleb, Henry, Greta, and Louis; brothers, Herbert Frye, Elden Frye, and Jerome “Jerry” (Gaye) Frye; and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Edmund and Anna; and his nephew, Tom Frye.

A Gathering of Family and Friends will be held from 4:00-5:00PM on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at the St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1500 Vine St., Hudson, WI; followed by a Memorial Mass of Christian Burial at 5:00PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Lost Cord Club or Christian Community Homes. Services entrusted to the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson, WI.

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    • I send my deepest sympathy to Marion, Sherry, Herb, Eldie, Jerry and the rest of the Frye family. Howard Frye goes back to my fondest memories as a child. He was my brother’s friend and a very important part of my youth as he stayed with us often before his marriage. A very special man that served God and his country, God speed Howard, you will be missed.