Thomas J. Frey

March 07, 1954 - August 08, 2013

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Private memorial service at a later date
Thomas J. Frey, 59, of Kendallville died unexpectedly Thursday, August 8, 2013, in his residence.

He was a lifetime area resident, and a 1972 graduate of East Noble High School.

He worked at Courier in Kendallville.

Tom was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. He liked animals, feeding the birds, and was a nature lover. He enjoyed “the oldies” on Thursday mornings with his friends.

He was born March 7, 1954, in Kendallville to Raymond and Marilee (Barnes) Frey.

Surviving are his companion, Ellen Blanton of Kendallville; his mother, Marilee Frey of Kendallville; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Margo R. and John Fenstermaker of Jerome, Michigan and Marla K. and Greg Robinson of Kendallville; four nieces, Heather and Todd Boyles of Kendallville, Hillary Baczynski of Howe, Jama and Matt Green of Virginia, and Jill Fenstermaker of Chicago; nine great-nieces and great-nephews; and his beloved dog, Missy.

He was preceded in death by his father on June 12, 1995.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Preferred memorials are to Helping Hands of Orange Township, 275 Martin Street, P.O. Box 41, Rome City, Indiana, 46784, or the Noble County Humane Society, 1305 Sherman Street, Kendallville, Indiana, 46755.

Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville is assisting the family with arrangements.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

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Alanna Coffelt
August 19th, 2013 4:58pm
Kendallville IN

Marla, I am so sorry to hear about your brother. I thought he was the sweetest kid when he was young. Have not seen him in years, but I know that he was a great guy. My most sincere thoughts are with you and your family. Alanna

Nate and Diana Parker
August 15th, 2013 10:48pm
Fort Wayne IN

We are so shocked and saddened to learn of Tom's passing. Our heartfelt condolences and prayers go out to the family and Ellen. Tom was family, friend and co-worker and I will always have fond memories of him. He will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to know him.

Beth & Noah Miller
August 13th, 2013 10:26pm
Columbia, SC

Ellen and family, we are so sorry for your loss. I pray for strength and comfort through this difficult time.

April (Bell) Brady
August 12th, 2013 8:38pm

I am so sorry for your loss. We were very good friends in high school. Praying that you find comfort with memories of Tom.

Sharon Ellert-Holmes
August 11th, 2013 9:28pm
Colorado Springs

I am so sorry for your loss...I will keep all of the family in my thoughts and prayers.

Deborah Ackerman
August 10th, 2013 11:38am

Marla and Greg, so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Cathy Calkins Becker
August 10th, 2013 7:40am

Margo and family, so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you.

The Yates/Weimers
August 10th, 2013 6:16am

Heather and family, So sorry for your loss. May your memories bring you all comfort.

Shawn Hand and Sandy Lash
August 10th, 2013 3:42am
Cloverdale, Ohio

Treasure your memories with Tom.

Rob Boyles
August 9th, 2013 7:56pm
Cincinnati, OH

So sorry to hear about the passing of Tom. My prayers and thoughts to all of the family during this time