William (Willie) Frye, 69, Mandan, passed away Nov. 11, 2017, at CHI St. Alexius Health. Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Mandan, with The Rev. Shane Campbell as celebrant. Burial will be Monday at Pine Knot Cemetery, Pine Knot, Ky.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Weigel Funeral Home, Mandan, with a rosary/parish vigil at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.
Willie Frye was born to Jacob and Barbara (Hager) Frye Aug. 30, 1948. At the early age of 15, he joined the Job Corp. which took him to Pine Knot. On March 24, 1967, he was joined in marriage to Shirley Waters. Soon after marriage they moved to Muncie, Ind., where they resided for 12 years before making their home in Mandan. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing and deer hunting. He also enjoyed traveling, especially his trips to Las Vegas. Family was always important and his grandsons were his great joy.
Willie will be deeply missed by his wife, Shirley, Mandan; daughter, Christy Frye, Mandan; sons, Wesley Frye, Minneapolis, and Tony (Leslie) Frye, Mandan; brother, George (Sharon) Frye, Mandan; and grandsons, Josh, Robbie and Jacob Sailing.
Willie is preceded in death by his parents, Jacob and Barbara Frye; brother and sister-in-law, Wendelin and Denise Frye; brother, Eugene Frye; and sister and brother-in-law, Caroline and Ted Conner.
Go to www.weigelfuneral.com to sign the online guest book and view tribute photos.