Monday, July 21st, 2008
Harold "Harry" J. Frilling, 77, of Fort Loramie-Swanders Road, Minster, died July 19, 2008, at his home.
He was born Oct. 9, 1930, at home, to William B. and Amelia C. Luthman Frilling.
On Aug. 17, 1957, he married Bernice M. Hemmelgarn, who died Aug. 3, 2006.
Survivors are four sons, Steve (Marlene), Randy (Greta), and Alan, all of Fort Loramie, and Gary (Brenda), Anna; four daughters, Cheryl (Bob) Kuck, New Bremen, Cindy (Jeff) Replogle and Doris (Paul) Monnier all of Houston, and Sue (Bill) Hoying, Fort Loramie; two brothers, Robert of Anna, and Romie (Millie), St. Henry; a sister, Eleanor Hess, Coldwater; two sisters-in-law, Laurena "Renie" Frilling, St. Marys, and Barb Frilling, Winchester, Ind.; and 23 grandchildren.
Deceased are six brothers, Louie, Wilbert, Edwin, Sylvester, Eugene and Jimmy; and two sisters, Sally Bertke and Henrietta Nerderman.
He retired in 2000 from The Frilling Insurance Agency where he had been owner and operator for 45 years and also farmed. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in the Korean Conflict, and a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, Fort Loramie, the Fort Loramie Athletic Booster Club and its Gym Committee, the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Minster, the Benevolent Order of the Moose Lodge, Celina, the American Legion, Fort Loramie, and the Newport Sportsman Club. He was a 1948 graduate of Fort Loramie High School.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Steven Shoup officiating. Burial is at the church cemetery with full military honors conducted by the American Legion.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at Gehret Funeral Home, Fort Loramie.
Contributions can be made to the Shelby County Relay for life or the charity of the donor's choice.