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Gregory Sigler Frye dies at 55

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Gregory Sigler Frye, of Valparaiso, formerly of Chesterton, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2007 at home with his family by his side. He was 55.

He was born Oct. 7, 1951 in Valparaiso, the son of Earl and Beatrice (Sigler) Frye, both of whom preceded him in death.

On Aug. 9, 2003 in Valparaiso, he married Bonnie, who survives.

He is also survived by two children, Katherine (James) Schmitt and Kraig Frye (Amanda Miller), all of Chesterton; one grandson, Evan Schmitt; a step-grandson, Anthony Schmitt; two brothers, Larry Adams of Porter and Roger Frye of Texas; one aunt, Bethel Mattingly of Hobart; mother-in-law, Josephine Brown of Dyer; a sister-in-law and her husband, Kathy and Frank DiGrazzia of Chesterton; a brother-in-law, Thomas Brown of East Chicago and many loving nieces and nephews.

He is also preceded in death by a sister, Sharon Arellano and two brothers, Dennis Frye and David Adams.

Greg graduated from Chesterton High School in 1969, served in the Steelmaking Department of Mittal Steel’s Burns Harbor Plant for 17 years and was a member of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Valparaiso.

He had been very active in local politics, was currently serving as President of the Porter County Board of Health and was a member of the Indiana Hypnosis Committee. Greg and his family were owners of Frye Auction in Porter, where he and his father were auctioneers for over 20 years beginning in 1972. He was the proud owner of Red Fox Farm, where he and his wife, Bonnie, raised miniature horses, donkeys and goats. He will be missed by his goat, Lucy and his dogs, especially Baroness and Casey.

Greg was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He adored his three-year-old grandson, Evan, who called him “Papa”. He loved gardening, landscaping and spending time with family and friends, especially Marilyn and Wally Johns, Brett Emigh, David Chidester, Keith Letta and Brian and Lu Blake.

A funeral service, Fr. John Lohmann officiating, will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5 at Moeller Funeral Home, 104 Roosevelt Rd., Valparaiso. Interment will follow at Angelcrest Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Moeller Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the VNA Hospice of Porter County.

 

Posted 8/31/2007