Born: July 26, 1931 Died: October 25, 2019
Danny Frey, 88, of Morris, passed away Friday morning, October 25, 2019 at Good Samaritan Home in Pontiac.
Danny a longtime resident of Morris was born on July 26, 1931 to Henry and Helen (Vanderpool) Frey. Danny was born to
be a drummer, he started playing drums at Morris High School. He became a member of the Musicians Union Local 292 and
played with Sam Gervase, the King Waltz, The Mack Four and Bubbles Orchestra. Bandmates included Bill McCluckie,
Raleigh Miller, Joe Davito and Yvonne Pack. Outside the music world Danny worked for the Morris Paper Mill, EJ & E Railroad
and Pinkerton Security. In retirement he lived at Saratoga Towers. He liked to walk, to visit and to patronize Weitz’s, McGrath’
s Office Supply and the Morris Library. Attorney Ellen Hanson and retired police officer, Jerry Broderick were special friends
to him. He was grateful too for the good people at Good Samaritan Home and OSF Hospice.
Memorials may be given to Operation St. Nick or OSF Hospice.
Funeral services will be held Thursday , October 31, 2019 at 11:00 am at the Fruland Funeral Home, 121 W. Jefferson St. in
Morris with Rev. Edward J. Howe, CR officiating. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 10:30 am until time of service at the
funeral home. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery.
For more information, call the funeral home at 815-942-0700