Mary Margaret Frey


MENDOTA - Mary Margaret Frey, 82, formerly of Mendota, passed away Aug. 27, 2020 at Manor Court, Peru.

Mass and burial will be private. Wasmer Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Mary Margaret was born May 26, 1938 in Mendota to Nicholas and Mary Catherine (Biers) Phalen. She married Clayton Frey on Aug. 7, 1958 at Holy Cross Church. He preceded her in death on March 18, 2000.

Survivors include three sons, Doug (Karole) Frey of Mendota, Gordon Frey of Mendota, and Kent Frey of Ottawa; one daughter, Julie Bonnell of Mendota; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; one son, Greg on Sept. 22, 1983; her parents; three sisters, Nancy Vickrey, Cathy Kilmartin and Sylvia Hessenberger; and two brothers, Nick Phalen and Jack Phalen.

Mary Margaret was a 1956 graduate of Mendota High School. She was a homemaker and for many years was a part-time clerk for Barr’s Shoes. She was a member of Holy Cross Church, but she most enjoyed her numerous years of volunteering at Mendota Community Hospital and OSF Saint Paul as a “Pink Lady.”

Memorials may be directed to OSF Saint Paul Auxiliary.

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