Alice L (Gillig) Frey

February 24, 1922 ~ September 2, 2019 (age 97)

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Alice L. Frey, 97, of Tiffin, passed away peacefully and gently on Monday, September 2, 2019 at St. Francis Home, Tiffin, into the loving arms of her God, just as she lived her life with grace and gentleness.

Alice was born on February 24, 1922, in Tiffin to the late Charles and Olive (Houck) Gillig.  She married Richard “Dick” Frey on November 27, 1943 in St. Joseph Catholic Church and he preceded her in death on April 8, 2004.

She is survived by her children,  Donna Frey, Ursuline Sister of Toledo, James A. (Jean) Frey of Cincinnati, Janet (Stephen) Shutt, Kathy (Mike) Runion and Karen Frey, all of Tiffin; nine grandchildren,  Amy (Dustin) Terry, Keith (Samantha) Runion, David Runion, Steve (Gabby) Runion, Mark (Sarah) Shutt and Jeff Shutt, all of Tiffin, Carolyn (Andy) Krisko, Theresa Frey, and Michael (Katie) Frey, all of Cincinnati; brother-in-law, Jerry (Adele) Frey of Poland, Ohio; and thirteen great-grandchildren, Grant and Austin Terry, Logan, Karly and Cole Runion, Dixie and Zeke Runion, Jacob and Audrey Krisko, Sylvie and Lukas Frey and Dylan and Riley Shutt.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Marilyn Frey on June 30, 2014; brothers, Robert and George; and sisters, Marie and Clara.

 A graduate of Calvert High School and Tiffin University with a degree in Business, Alice found her true vocation in “all things” family.  She met Dick at a group of electric guitar players.  She found comfort in her hobbies of sewing, crocheting, knitting, baking with her sister, Clara Welter, quilting, serving as secretary of the Daughters of Isabell bowling league, also serving as secretary to the principals of St. Joseph School for twenty years and the School Board at that time.  She loved doing things in the kitchen that she learned from her mother, such as pickling, freezing and canning vegetables and fruits.  She was known for her homemade ketchup, being a great cook, liking to be outdoors, boating and working in the garden. 

The family would like to give a special thank you to the staff at St. Francis Assisted Living and Nursing Home for all the kind and tender care they gave to her and the family.

Her Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Rev. Joseph Szybka officiating. A Rosary will be prayed 20 minutes prior to Mass.  Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation will be 4-8:00 P.M. on Friday, September 6, 2019 at Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home and Crematory, 236 S. Washington St., Tiffin, Ohio 44883, (419) 447-2424. A Christian Wake Service will begin at 8:00 P.M.

Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Joseph Organ Fund or Ursuline Convent of the Sacred Heart.

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September 6, 2019

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory
236 S. Washington St.
Tiffin, OH 44883

Mass of Christian Burial
September 7, 2019

10:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church Condolences

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