Emma Frey

Emma V. Frey, 86, died Thursday, March 8, 2012.

She was an Ohio native. In 1946, Emma married Harold F. Frey, who preceded her in death in 1995. Emmie was privileged to have had many educational opportunities in the sciences, literature, and music. As a pastoral musician, she served churches in Ohio, Iowa, and Wisconsin. Emmie was deeply appreciative of the splendid relationships she enjoyed with pastors, parishioners, and choir members. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Spring Grove, Minn.

Emmie is survived by her daughters, Pastor Stephanie Frey of Spring Grove, Minn., and Dr. Amy (Ted Harper) Frey of Cincinnati, Ohio; a brother, Pastor John Mittermaier; and sisters, Grace Allen, Martina Himmeger, and Eunice Igo, all from out of state.

Private family graveside services and burial will be Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at Mormon Coulee Memorial Park Cemetery, La Crosse. A public memorial service will also be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 203 E. Main St. Spring Grove, Minn. Pastor Zane Anderson and Pastor Jimalee Jones will officiate. There will be no visitation prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Global Health Missions, Minneapolis, Minn., Place of Grace, La Crosse, or Trinity Lutheran Church, Spring Grove, Minn.

Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Homes and Crematory, (Woodruff Chapel), La Crosse, is in charge of arrangements.