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Quentin Fry, 82

Quentin T. Fry passed away on Tuesday April 1st at Hillside Country Living in Bryan.  He was born in Superior Township on January 13, 1932, to August and Tillie (Walley) Fry.  He graduated from Montpelier High School in 1950.  He served in the United States Army from 1953 to 1955.  He married Thelma Stamm on May 25, 1957 at Sacred Heart Church in Montpelier.  Together they raised 8 children, farmed, and ran several businesses including: Fry’s Lime Service; Fry’s Steel Fabrication Shop; Burkhart and Fry Manufacturing; and Fry Brother’s Baling.  He lived his entire life on the same square mile on which he was born, although for ten years he spent winters in Avon Park, Florida.  He loved traveling, water and snow skiing and videotaping family gatherings, as well as square dancing and playing cards.

He was a lifelong member of Sacred Heart Church serving as Eucharistic Minister.  He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years as well as his four daughters: Shirley (John Reichle) Fry, Montpelier; Sharon (Ed) Ward of Cordova, Tennessee; Elaine (Jim) Layman of Perrysburg, Ohio; and Esther (Joe) Madrigal of Jacksonville, Florida.  Four sons: Tom (Penny) Fry, Tim (Sherry) Fry both of Montpelier; John (Kim) Fry of Bryan, Ohio; and Jerry (Sandy) Fry of Montpelier.  He has twenty-two grandchildren, and sixteen great grandchildren.  Also two brothers, Ray (Dorris) Fry of Clifton, Texas, and Modestus (Madonna) Fry of Bryan; and one sister, Patricia Mullen of McMinnville, Oregon.

He was preceded in death by his parents as well as one brother, Ronald Fry.

Funeral visitation will be held at Thompson-Geesey Funeral Home, 335 Empire St. in Montpelier on Friday, April 4 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. with the Rosary being said at 7:30 p.m. A funeral mass will be held at Sacred Heart Church on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. with Father Jim Halleron to officiate.  Burial will be following the mass at St. Joseph Cemetery in Blakeslee.  Preferred memorials are to Gentiva Hospice or Anna House at Hillside Country Living.

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