Robert M. Frye, Sr.
age 80 of Michigan City, IN, passed away on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at
He was born on
October 29, 1934 in Johnstown, PA, to Violet Frye.
He was married to
Nancy S. (Sakmar) Frye, who preceded him in death on October 18, 2013.
He is survived by
his sons; Robert (Katie) Frye Jr. of Roselle, IL, Robin (Deb Kindernay) Frye
of Bass Lake, IN, and Jerry Frye of South Bend, IN; daughters; Susan (Frye)
Neubauer of Valparaiso, Tracy Frye of Michigan City and Ryann (Frye) Bubac
of Raleigh, NC; grandchildren; Kara (Rich) Weltzin, Jared Underhill, Cameron
Soohey, Richard Soohey Jr., Heather (James) Brogdon, Corey Bubac, Haley
Bubac, Tim Bubac, Taylor Frye, Zach Frye, Derek Frye, Melissa (Don) Pattee,
Gavin Frye and Greg Frye, eight great-grandchildren and numerous brothers
and sisters-in-law who were like brothers and sisters to him.
He was preceded in
death by his mother, wife Nancy Frye; grandson Michael Frye; grandfather
Albert Frye; aunt and uncle, Bertha and Gerald Penrod; and cousin Charlotte
Robert was co-owner
of Rainboutique and Porter Speed Wash and a volunteer firefighter for
Liberty Township for many years. He was a devoted father, always eager to
help his children and friends. Robert was a shining example of what it means
to be a “Dad”. For many years, he and Nancy were snowbirds. They enjoyed
spending their time between Daytona Beach, Florida and Indiana.
will be held on Monday, December 8, 2014, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at
Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN.
In lieu of flowers,
memorial donations in Robert’s name may be made to Coolspring Township
Volunteer Fire Department, 7111 W 400 N, Michigan City, IN 46360 or Liberty
Township Volunteer Fire Department, 47 W. 900 N., Chesterton, IN 46304.
Cremation Services provided by Heritage Crematory, Portage, IN.
may be left for the family at