November 27, 1919 – March 3, 2010
Ralph Lewis Frye, 90, of Edelstein, passed away at 5:15 am on Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Chillicothe. He was born on November 27, 1919 in Peoria, IL to Phillip Earl and Eva Arabella (Flanagan) Frye. He married Dorothy June Lane on September 24, 1946 in Eureka, IL. She preceded him in death in 1985 in Peoria. His parents and one sister, Phyllis Allen also preceded him in death, Surviving is his daughter, Catherine “Cayte” (Philip) Carlson of Gainesville, FL, and one grandson, Jon (Jennifer) Carlson of Corfu, NY. Ralph served in the U.S. Army during W.W. II before being honorably discharged. He returned to the Peoria area, where he farmed for many years until retiring. He was of the Christian faith and a member of the Peoria County Farm Bureau. A visitation will be held on Sunday, March 7, 2010 from 3 to 5 pm at Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Home in Peoria. A private family burial will be held at Springdale Cemetery in Peoria. Memorials may be made to the Foster Pet Outreach of Peoria. View this life story at www.woolsey-wilton.com.
- Visitation Sunday, March 7, 2010
- Private Graveside Service Monday, March 8, 2010
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Ric, Peg, Robyn & Shannon Creasy
March 6, 2010
Ralph has been a great neighbor to us for over two decades! He always had time to wave, or stop to chat in the nicer weather. Our girls have grown up knowing Ralph, and while they’re now in college, we still have a grade-school remnant of a construction-paper 4-leaf clover on our refrigerator that says: “I am lucky to have such a good neighbor. He comes over and plows peoples driveways after a blizzard and he gives us pumpkins, corn and beans. “ –Shannon. That pretty much sums up how his kindness was felt by all. His presence will be truly missed! Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to Cayte, Phil, Jon & Jennifer.
March 5, 2010
mike and patti falatko, neighbors on centerville rd. offer or sympathy to your family in the loss your father, mr. frye. We will miss seeing his truck drive down the road, he often stopped as we were our in the yard or walking and always offered a kind word. We will especially will miss passing him and seeing his wave/salute. we thought of him as the caretaker of this area. he truly had a love of the land.
March 4, 2010
Ralph was an Icon of the area. We always enjoyed his flamboyant wave as he passed by in his truck. Since we are currently living in his old house that was moved from his farm in the 60's, we have that remote connection to him. He was always pleasant to talk with and listen to as he shared his opinion on many subjects. We are sorry to see him leave us, but are confident in our faith that we will meet again. Our sympathies to the family. Ken and Sally Maubach