George "Foots" Frey
December 1, 1949 - November 4, 2016


George "Foots" Frey
Dec 1, 1949 - Nov 4, 2016

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George "Foots" Frey, 66, of Burlington, died at 6:12 PM Friday, November 4, 2016, at the Great River Hospice House.
Born December 1, 1949, at St. Francis Hospital in Burlington, he was the son of George John and Dorothy Ann Brust Frey Sr. On November 29, 1985 he married Alice Hillyer in Las Vegas, NV.
George was a 1968 Graduate of Notre Dame High School and a 1970 Graduate of De Vry University of Chicago. He worked for 33 years for General Electric as a Tester retiring in 2005.
He was of the Catholic Faith. George was a member of Eagles Lodge # 150, was inducted into the Burlington Bowling Hall of Fame. He enjoyed bowling; golfing, yard work, and when he was younger helped mowing the 6th Street Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Alice Hillyer of Burlington; two sisters, Marti (Mike) Woodring and Debra R. (Dave) Hensley of Burlington; one brother, Dennis J. (Tara) Frey, of Burlington; Goddaughter Regan Lohman of San Diego, CA; nieces and nephews, Milo (Ying) Benigno of Irvin, CA, Melissa ( Brian) Petersen of Burlington, Amber Almendinger of Indianapolis, IN, Justin (Annie) Frey of Burlington, Todd (Jill) King of Des Moines, Tony King of Des Moines, Chad (Carrie) King of Urbandale, Lisa (Sandy) Freeman of Indianola, and Damon (Tiffany) Hillyer of Winterset; several great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
The Rosary will be recited at 5:30 PM Monday, November 7th, at Lunning Chapel, with visitation following with the family until 8:00 PM.
The memorial funeral service for George Frey will be 10:30 AM, Tuesday, November 8th, at Lunning Chapel with the Rev. Dean Graber officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date in Aspen Grove Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers and plants memorials have been established for Great River Hospice House, Special Needs Foundation, and Burlington Junior Bowling League.
Cremation has been entrusted to Lunning Chapel.

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Doris Champagne on Nov 8, 2016

Remember him as always being a kind and gentle soul. Our prayers are with you.
John and Doris Champagne

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Jacque Myers on Nov 8, 2016

Our prayers and thoughts are with you Alice, and family, at this time as you try to heal some from your loss. May God bless and bring some comfort knowing George is at peace now, no more suffering. Jacque Myers and Roger VanDerWerken

Lynn and John Anderson on Nov 8, 2016

Always enjoyed seeing the both of you at HenCo Hills. John talked about the fun he had while golfing with him. He will be missed. Lynn and John Anderson

Margie Daly Swanner on Nov 8, 2016

Blessings and prayers to the whole Frey family. From one of the Agency Street area neighbors- Margie Daly Swanner

Rosie Goble Petro on Nov 7, 2016

Alice and family....So sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of Footsie at Notre Dame!!

Tamarra Washington on Nov 7, 2016

To Alice and family, George was a wonderful person. We're keeping you all in our prayers as you go through this difficult time. Hold on to those memories. May God grant you peace and comfort. May He give you strengh to see you through. Tammy & Robert Washington

Stacia de Perrot on Nov 7, 2016

So sorry for your loss Alice and family! Our deepest sympathy !
I probably should not have given Foots a Hurley handshake years ago, so glad he forgave me!
Love, Mark and Stacia

Krista Martin on Nov 7, 2016

Our thoughts and prayers to Alice and family,
George will be missed by many but will never be forgotten.
Greg and Krista Martin

Mike Klein on Nov 7, 2016

CandleMy thoughts are with all the family, George, you were a great neighbor for years.

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Anita Hertel Stockbuaer on Nov 7, 2016

Dear Alice,
You and George were such a fun couple that could energize a room. I know you have so many wonderful memories, and I pray they will bring comfort as time passes. My prayers are there for you and the rest of your family. Love,Anita (Hertel) Stockbauer

Cindy ( Branchini) Loucel on Nov 6, 2016

George was a kind, helpful, and polite classmate of mine at Notre Dame High School. I feel very sad at his passing.
My sympathy to his wife, Alice, and all his family.
Cindy ( Branchini) Loucel
Gilbert, Arizona

Tammie Snyder on Nov 6, 2016

CandleAlice, I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and family.

Louise Elmoe on Nov 6, 2016

Alice, so sorry to hear of the passing of your husband.. Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs. I am so sorry for your loss.

Chad & Dana Crews on Nov 6, 2016

Alice - I will always remember George on "our" Birthday. What a blessing it was to know him. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time. God Bless!

Lynda [Gibbs] Mettler on Nov 6, 2016

Alice , and family, my deepest sympathy in your loss.

Bev Pfadenhauer-Simonson on Nov 6, 2016

So sorry, thinking of you Alice...

Julie Reusch on Nov 6, 2016

CandleForever in our Hearts George! My sincere prayers for comfort for Alice and the family at this terrific time of loss!

Susan Houseal on Nov 6, 2016

Our deepest sympathies goes out to Alice and family.
Sincerely, Don & Susan Houseal

Mark Fink on Nov 6, 2016

My thoughts and prayers to the Family of George .

Sharon Yaley on Nov 6, 2016

Friend since Kindergarten & neighbor. Never forget walking to his parents store every night for candy. George was so sweet, kindhearted & always had a smile on his face.

Jack & Nancy Hobbs on Nov 6, 2016

CandleWe cherish the memories.
Jack & Nancy Hobbs, Iowa City, Ia.

Darren Wischmeier on Nov 6, 2016

Our deepest sympathy to the family of George Frey, George was a great guy, and respected by everyone who knew him. RIP George.

Dean and Nancy Wischmeier on Nov 5, 2016

Our deepest condolences to George's entire family. George was such a neat person and friend. We had so much fun on the ABC Bowling Trips we all took. He was great to work with at GE. He was such a fun guy to be around. Heaven just got another special angel. Rest in Peace Foots

Larry Walz on Nov 5, 2016

My buddy George was such a great guy to work with, bowl with, golf with. Just fun to be with. Godspeed my friend!


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Rosary will be recited at 5:30 pm with visitation following.


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