Dennis “Denny” Lee Frey
October 22, 1951 – August 26, 2019
Denny Frey, 67, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. He was dearly loved by his wife Bonnie of 46 years, daughter Amy and her husband Adam Kopp, son Kevin and his wife Meagan Frey, was Papa to grandchildren Hank and Joey Frey. No matter how sick he got, they could bring out the twinkle in his eyes and put a smile in his face.
Denny was born in Emerson, Nebraska to Delmer and Hilda Frey in 1951. He grew up on the family farm with his sister Janet. He graduated from Emerson/Hubbard High School in 1969. He was able to go to his 50th Class reunion in May of this year. In 1973, Denny and Bonnie were married. They were blessed with children Amy and Kevin. They were one of greatest joys in life. He always said “I am so lucky my kids turned out to be great human beings.”
As a young man, Denny worked for Beermann Brothers in Dakota county, Nebraska as a field mechanic. A year later, he joined the United States Air Force and was trained to be a helicopter mechanic. After his discharge, he moved to Lincoln, Nebraska and soon started his own business, Frey Construction. He started framing crews with 42 employees. He was president of the the Framers Association in Lincoln. In 1982, he formed Frey Custom Homes and did complete home construction and built many commerical businesses too. He never wanted to retire and became a superintendent with Broadmoor Development Company four years ago. He said this was the best job ever. He was always learning something new and was excited to share his knowledge.
To describe Denny, people have often said that he was an all-around good guy. Generous, kind and just plain like to have fun. He was knowlegelable in many areas and had the gift of gab. He was a loyal friend who was always there. He was proud to be an American, loved God, friends and family. He enjoyed hunting, dancing with Bonnie, playing with the grandkids, Husker football, and traveling. He proudly wore his “Make America Great Again” hat all over town just to stir up conversation.
A memorial service to celebrate Denny’s life was on September 4, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. at Sheperd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 6901 Panama Road near Hickman, Nebraska.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family for future designation.
Condolences may be posted below.
Funeral Home assisting is Aspen Mortuary, 4822 Cleveland Avenue, Lincoln, NE 68504. To view an on-line obituary or email condolences please visit Aspen Mortuary’s website at www.aspenaftercare.com.
Condolences for Dennis “Denny” Lee Frey
My condolences to the whole family. I will miss Denny he was a great and wonderful brother in law. Always had had a great laugh. Now the angels get to enjoy him and his smile.
Denny you will be greatly missed by everyone who knew you. Alway happy and fun to be around. Condolences to your whole family who will always be in our prayers.
RIP my friend
Jan so sorry for your loss there’s no words that can help right now I’m just sorry to hear that he moved on
Sincerest condolences! I am sincerely sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace. ♥
I am so sorry to see that Dennis has passed. I met him in 1990 when he took a chance on hiring a Sioux Indian to build homes in Lincoln. I was so happy that he turned out to be one of the best employers I’ve ever worked for. I stayed in contact with him for many years and enjoyed talking to him when we’d meet for coffee or a quick visit, usually on a jobsite. My sincere condolences to the family and he will be missed by so many who were lucky enough to know him.
I am very sorry for your loss and I can’t be there due to a client that is coming from out of state. I liked Denny very much. Jacki will be there to attend. I will be keeping Denny in my prayers.
Our deepest condolences to Bonnie and family. You are in our prayers.
I was saddened to hear of Denny’s passing. He was a superintendent on one of the Broadmoor projects I am working on. I hadn’t been there in a couple weeks but asked every time I was there how Denny was doing. I learned just a couple days ago that he had passed. He always made me laugh when I saw him as he always had something funny to say. For the short time I knew him you could just tell he was a family man and a genuinely nice human being. May he Rest In Peace and look over us all and may his family find peace in knowing what a great man Denny was.