Leona Frey was born November 23, 1920 at rural Emery, SD to Edward E. and Lydia (Koth) Triebwasser. At the age of twelve she accepted Christ as her Savior at a revival meeting at Plum Creek Baptist Church. She worked in George, IA before her marriage to Harm J. Frey on February 22, 1947 at her parent’s home. They farmed in the Iowa Falls area, the Emery area and later moved to the Fulton area where they farmed until retiring. Leona loved her family. She always kept in touch with their lives. Her sweet smile and hug at the door will be missed. She would plan large gatherings with extended family. She had a great love for the gospel hymns. Her garden and flowers were always well tended.
She is survived by her husband of sixty-one years, Harm Frey and their children: Donna Barnard and husband, Charles of Yankton; Dennis Frey and wife, Judy of Fulton; Marilyn Eckman and husband, Allen of Mitchell; John Frey and wife, Heidi of Fulton; eleven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, one great-grandchild due in October, five sisters: Bernitha Triebwasser, Irene Triebwasser, Mabel Triebwasser all of Mitchell, Lovella Schrader and husband, Milton of Alexandria; Geraldine Rickmeyer and husband, Earl of Flandreau and one brother, Leland Triebwasser and wife, Wilma of Dell Rapids.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Lucille Klock and two brothers, Kenneth and an infant brother, Eldon.