Funeral service for Darlene Fry of Emmetsburg was Wednesday,?May 23, at the First United Methodist Church in Emmetsburg. The Rev. Louie Q. Gallo officiated.
Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Emmetsburg. The Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Emmetsburg was in charge of arrangements.
Alice Darlene Fry, daughter of Ernest Aaron and Anne Marie (Sewell) Fread, was born Oct. 27, 1920, on her grandparents farm near Cylinder. She moved with her parents to the Rodman area as a young girl, and graduated from Rodman High School in 1939.
On March 14, 1940, Darlene was united in marriage to Roy Wendell Fry in Emmetsburg. They moved to a farm near Ringsted where Darlene helped Roy with farm work. She later was employed as at the Palo Alto County Hospital where she worked in surgery, as an operating room technician. Darlene retired from this position in 1982, after 27 years.
Darlene was a devoted member of the First United Methodist Church and church circle in Emmetsburg. She was also a member of Friends Club and a past member of the Pythian Sisters. Darlene enjoyed crocheting and knitting and loved traveling.
Darlene passed away Sunday, May 20, 2012, at the Emmetsburg Care Center, at the age of 91.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Roy; two sons-in-law, Richard Allen Meints and Donald Wright; a brother, Raymond Fread; and a step grandson, Daron Allen.
She is survived by her daughters, Donna Wright of Ware Shoals, SC and Carol Meints (Benjamin Allen) of St. Charles, IA; five grandchildren; four step grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; nine step great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; two brothers, Kenneth and Vivian Fread of Ruthven, and Richard and Rae Jean Fread of Port Richey, FL; a sister-in-law, Betty Fread of Walla Walla, WA.
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