Robert Frey, 76, of Creston, Iowa, entered eternal rest on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at Creston Specialty Care. Funeral services will be 10:30 AM, Saturday, August 7, 2021 at the First United Methodist Church in Creston. Rev. LeAnn Robine of the Corning United Methodist Church will officiate. Robert will be laid to rest in the Graceland Cemetery, Creston. Open visitation from 2-8 PM, Friday, August 6, 2021 at Pearson Family Funeral Service & Cremation Center with family receiving friends from 6-8 PM. Memorial contributions may be directed to the First United Methodist Church of Creston. Condolences and memories may be shared online at www.pearsonfuneralhomes.com.
Robert John Frey, the son of Arthur Leon and Ruth Isabelle (Blizzard) Frey, was born in Des Moines, Iowa on September 28, 1944. Robert was raised in the Creston area and educated in the Creston schools. When Robert was 20 years old, he was united in marriage to Rita Kay Dudley on February 27, 1965. The couple was married in the United Methodist Church of Creston and 3 children were later born to bless their marriage: Robert Jr., Aaron and Klisa.
Robert farmed and raised Thoroughbred Race horses. He also learned to be an Auto Mechanic and in 1974, he opened his own business, Frey Auto Repair, in Creston. During this time in his life, Robert served on the Creston Volunteer Fire Department for 10 years. In 1987, Robert closed the business and retired due to a Back injury. When Robert was younger, he loved working on and racing Stock Cars. He also was a motorcycle enthusiast and Rita and Robert rode over 45,000 miles together. Robert and Rita moved to Afton, Iowa in 1996 and returned to Creston in 2016.
Preceding Robert in death was his wife of 53 years, Rita in 2018; his parents; his twin brother, Roger and older brother, Leon Frey; a sister-in-law, Denise Frey; his nephew, David Marlin; and his niece, Jackie Frey-Scadden.
Robert is survived by his children: Robert J. Frey, Jr. (wife Cherie) of Gretna, Nebraska, Aaron Frey (wife Da Nel) of Creston, Iowa and Klisa Lange (husband Greg) of Orient, Iowa; 10 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; his sister, Donna Marlin of Creston; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.