Fredric "Fred" John Frey, 82, of Sioux City, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, at Sunrise Retirement Home in Sioux City.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at First Lutheran Church in South Sioux City, with the Rev. Douglas Dill officiating. Visitation with the family will be 5 to 7 p.m., Sunday, with a prayer service at 7 p.m., at Meyers Brothers Morningside Chapel in Sioux City. Visitation will resume 9:30 a.m. until service time Monday at the church. Online condolences may be expressed at www.meyerbroschapels.com.
Fred was born on Nov. 11, 1935, the son of Arnold and Marie Frey, in Sibley, Iowa. He graduated high school in Sibley in 1953. He served honorably in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956. He attended Morningside College in 1953, re-enrolled in 1956, and graduated in 1958.
On Oct. 28, 1956, Fred was united in marriage to Floanne D. Meehlhause. Fred began his life-long career at Great West Casualty and Joe Morten Insurance in 1958. He initially worked as a commercial underwriter. In 1971, Fred was promoted to vice president, underwriting. In 1980, Fred was elevated to senior vice president of operations and president in 1983. He was appointed vice chairman in 1990 and then chairman of the board for Great West in 1992 and retired in that position in 1998. Fred also served on the board of directors for Bituminous Insurance, Morningside College, The Boys & Girls Home of Nebraska and Waco (New Perspectives).
He enjoyed golfing, time with family and friends and spending winters in Arizona after his retirement.
Fred is survived by his wife of 62 years, Floanne D. Frey of Sioux City; daughter, Sheryl (Jon) Sandage of McCook Lake, S.D.; son, Michael (Lisa) Frey of Dakota Dunes, S.D.; son, Gary (Jeanette) Frey of Sioux City; sister-in-law, Marlene Frey of Spencer, Iowa; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; six nieces and nephews; several cousins; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, Franklyn Frey.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Morningside College, The Boys & Girls Home of Nebraska and New Perspectives.