Thomas Frey

August 4, 2018

HUMPHREY — Memorial services for Thomas L. “Tom” Frey, 83, Norfolk, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Humphrey. The Rev. Patrick McLaughlin will officiate with burial in the parish cemetery in Humphrey. Military honors conducted by Nebraska National Guard Honor Guard with the Humphrey American Legion Post Foltz Zuerlein 80 and VFW Post 7725.

Visitation with family will be Tuesday an hour prior to services at the church.

He died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk.

Home for Funerals in Norfolk is in charge of arrangements.


Tom was born May 18, 1935, to his parents, Tony and Esther (Haferland) Frey in Humphrey. He graduated from St. Francis High School in 1953. The following year, Tom studied plumbing and graduated from Milford Trade School in Milford. After graduation, he joined the U.S. Army and served from 1954 until 1956.

On April 23, 1960, Tom married Jamie Meline at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Julesburg, Colo. From this union, the couple was blessed with four children: Craig, Todd, Melanie and Tony. In 1977, Tom began Frey Mechanical Contractors, serving the states of Texas and Louisiana. He retired for a short period before returning to work at the Hanford Nuclear Plant in Richland, Wash., in 1995. In 2002, he retired and moved to Norfolk.

He is survived by his spouse of 58 years, Jamie; his children, Craig of O’Neill, Todd of Santiago, Chile, Melanie of San Antonio, Texas, and Tony (Anita) of Austin, Texas; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Noreen Zingg.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested a donation in Tom’s name to the Faith Regional Health Services Foundation – Intermediate ICU or a charity of your choice.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.homeforfuneralsinc.com.

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