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Glenn A. Frye

November 7, 1934 — February 21, 2024

Marshall

Glenn A. Frye, age 89, of Marshall, passed away on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at Calhoun County Medical Care Facility in Battle Creek.

He was born on November 7, 1934 to Glenn A. and Edith M. (Steele) Frye in Kalamazoo. 

Glenn was a 1953 graduate of Portage Central High School. On April 15, 1953, he married Ethel May Halliwill in Lansing, sadly she passed away on April 9, 2014.

During the early 1960’s Glenn worked at Keeler Brass in Grand Rapids and then as a milkman in Grand Rapids as well. He was led to follow Christ and attend and graduate from Baptist Bible College, Grand Rapids in 1965 with his bachelor’s degree in religious education. In 1968 he accepted the call to become Pastor at Rice Creek Community Church, until leaving in 1970. 

In 1973 Glenn went to work for Hayes- Albion in the foundry as a heavy equipment operator, retiring after 14 years.

Glenn was a member of Maple Grove Bible Church and Gideons International Bible Ministry. He made sure the Gideon Bible was available to local church’s and everyone who asked. Glenn served as the Chaplain at the Albion-Marshall camp for many years.

As a child, Glenn and his siblings were known as the 4 Small Frye’s where they musically performed at various Kalamazoo area dance events. He enjoyed the outdoors, whether camping, fishing, going to farm auctions or garage sales. Glenn was always on the lookout for antiques that needed repairs, he would bring them home, fix them and give them to family and friends. Collecting books and writing poetry were some of his favorite hobbies as well. Later in life he could be found relaxing in front of a good old western tv show. Above all else he loved his family.

Glenn is survived by his children; Roxanne of Tennessee, Rebecca “Becky” (Donald Kellogg Jr.) Wallen of Marshall, Michigan, Glenn (Linda) Frye of Mendenhall, Mississippi, Philip Frye of Marshall, Michigan and Jonathon (Julia) Frye of Marshall, Michigan; his 25 grandchildren, 50 great grandchildren and many great-great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Ethel, his twin children; Donna and Danny and his son, Rodney, his brothers, Ron and Dale Frye and his sister, Beverly Miller.

Visitation for Glenn will take place on Monday, February 26, 2024 from 5:00 until 8:00 pm at Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services 723 US Hwy 27 N Marshall, Michigan 49068.

The funeral service will be held on Tuesday February 27, 2024 at 1:00 pm at the funeral home with Pastor William Cole officiating. Burial will follow at Porter Cemetery in Convis Township, Michigan.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Maple Grove Bible Church (18511 L. Dr. S Marshall, Michigan 49068). 

Please visit https://www.kempffuneralhome.com to view the online obituary, to sign the online guest book or to leave the family condolences.


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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Monday, February 26, 2024

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services

723 US Highway 27 North, Marshall, MI 49068

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

1:00 - 1:45 pm (Eastern time)

Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services

723 US Highway 27 North, Marshall, MI 49068

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Interment

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

2:00 - 2:30 pm (Eastern time)

Porter Cemetery

N-Drive North, MI

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