Tuesday, October 27, 2015


On Sunday we received the news of the passing of Allison's grandfather, Alfred "Fritz" Stephen Freyling Jr, in Evansville, Indiana. This is a copy of his obituary from the Evansville Courier Press:

Alfred Stephen Freyling Jr., 89, of Evansville, Indiana, passed away Sunday, October 25, 2015, at Good Samaritan Nursing Home.
Fritz was born in Warrick County, Indiana, on December 11, 1925, to Alfred and Norma (Kuester) Freyling. He graduated in 1943, from Central High School. Fritz retired from the U.S. Postal Service and served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of Bethlehem United Church of Christ and the VFW Post #1114. Fritz had a knack for fixing things and enjoyed gardening.
Fritz is survived by his wife of 68 years, Marilyn (Halter) Freyling of Evansville, Ind.; daughters, Deborah Havens and Barbara Dizney, both of Evansville, Ind.; son, Stephen R. (Heidi Keller) Freyling, of Calif.; sister-in-law, Bernice Halter, of Aurora, Colo.; grandchildren, Kristen (William) Thomason, Allison (Patrick) Jones, Eric (Sarah) Dizney, Brian (Lauren) Havens and Kamalia Freyling; great-grandchildren, Abigial, Brooke and Alexander Thomason, Sophia and Silas Jones, Gavin and Olivia Dizney and Riley Leach. Many nieces and nephews also survive. Fritz is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Irma, Irene, Helen and Lillian.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, October 29, 2015, at Bethlehem United Church of Christ, 6400 Oak Hill Rd, Evansville, IN 47725, with Pastor Mark Sirnic officiating. Burial will be held at the church cemetery.
Friends may visit from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, October 28, 2015, at Browning Funeral Home, 738 E. Diamond Ave. Memorial contributions may be made to Bethlehem United Church of Christ. Condolences may be made online at www.browningfuneral.com.

Published in Courier Press on Oct. 27, 2015.

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