Daniel L. Frear

January 14, 1942May 1, 2019

In loving memory of a life well lived. Daniel Lee Frear, born on January 14th, 1942 in Lancaster, Ohio to the late Chester and Freda Frear, passed away on Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 at the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center. Dan was a graduate of Ohio University and was an independent insurance agent, owning Frear Insurance in Lancaster for many years. He was a member of the Calvary Orthodox Lutheran Church in Lancaster. As well as being a member of the ACBS (Antique Classic Boat Society), Lancaster-Tarhe Lions Club, Antique Tractor Club, Antique Car Club, Indiana Lake Boat Club, Buckeye Chapter of Antique Boats, Buckeye Lake Civic Association, Pleasantville Grange, FORKS (Fairfield Ohio Radio Kontrolled Society), and the Christian Pioneers and Frontier Spirit. Dan was an avid golfer, builder and worked extensively with Habitat for Humanity. Dan is survived by his wife Jeanne Frear; his sons, David (Carol) Frear and Donald (Jennifer) Frear; step-sons, Doug (Jami) Conroy and Daniel (Jennifer) Conroy; grandchildren, Shannon Frear, Justine Skatzes, Miranda Frear, Austin Frear, Thomas Marsh, Lindsey Conroy, Sara Conroy, Tyler Conroy, and Caytlyn Conroy; sister, Darlene Wolfinger; brother, Larry (Mary Ann) Frear; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Chester and Freda Frear; his first wife, Diana Frear(Williams); brother in law, Michael Wolfinger; and his grandparents. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, May 7th, 2019 at 10AM at the Calvary Orthodox Lutheran Church (508 N Broad St, Lancaster, OH 43130) with Rev. Roger Hale officiating. Burial is to follow at Forest Rose Cemetery in Lancaster. Friends and family may visit on Monday from 2-4PM & 6-8PM at the HALTEMAN-FETT & DYER FUNERAL HOME. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Diabetes Association or American Diabetes Association P.O. Box 15829 Arlington, VA 22215



  • Visitation Monday, May 6, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, May 7, 2019


  • Burial


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Mary Ellen Fairchild

May 7, 2019

Jeanne, I am so very sorry for the loss of your love, Dan. He was such a pleasant, happy an friendly person. He will be missed by so many people. Just know that he will always be by your side. My deepest condolences to you and your entire family. May God bless you all.

Karlene Kiger

May 7, 2019

A Father's Father. One who instills values, morals, love ,empathy and understanding within his children's hearts and souls. Traits and memories which will forever be seen through the eyes of his children, their children and the next generation of children. I have been blessed and honored to know you Dan and my heart is full . My condolences are with your family today and my thoughts are with them always. Hearts will be heavy with sorrow and bittersweet memories , however i know that though your body is no longer with us on this earth, your heart and soul will remain with us always.

Seth Pymer

May 6, 2019

We have all lost a wonderful man. Dan was one of the most positive, cheerful, and supportive men I’ve known. He was always caring and helpful to others. He was a very valuable volunteer in the Buckeye Lake Civic Association and made every event more fun with his sense of humor.
I’ve known Dan and his loving wife Jeanie for 8+ years and I never saw him without that big smile on his face. His joy of life and talent in all he tried will be sorely missed. I know that he will live in my memory every time I’m at Buckeye Lake and he will bring a tear to my eyes and a smile on my face.
God Speed Dan! Jeanie, you are one of us forever, let’s spend as much time as always and always know that Dan’s with us too. May God comfort the wonderful family and thank you for sharing him with us.

Lois Holler

May 6, 2019

Jeanne, and all of Dan's family - I am so sorry for your loss.
He was a very special man who was loved by and will be missed by all. God rest him.

Julie Barnes

May 5, 2019

I am sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Frear. He was a sweet man and it was easy to see the love you two shared.

Herb Conroy

May 4, 2019

Sorry for your loss.

Mary Sutphen

May 3, 2019

Buckeye Lakes own Captain Dan!
He was a very kind and giving man. He always had a big smile and a warm hello for all. Dan was always there to give a hug when it was needed. My sincere condolences to Jeanne, David, Donald, Doug, Daniel, Darlene and Larry. as well as the entire Frear Family. Dan will be greatly missed.

Trudy and Ron Craig

May 3, 2019

Danny was our dear friend, full of life and smiles. He loved life to the fullest! He would always say "oh boy, I get a hug" with a huge smile on his face! He was an active member of the Buckeye Lake Area Civic Association and was ready to volunteer for every event! He will surely be missed! Ron and Trudy Craig