Ervin H. Fry, 82, of Topeka, died at 12:10 pm on Monday, August 30, at his residence after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on April 2, 1939 in Yoder, KS, to Harvey and Elizabeth (Miller) Fry. On December 13, 1962 in Topeka he married Barbara Ellen Frey; she survives. Survivors in addition to his wife are four sons, Vernon (Cynthia) Fry of Dublin, TX, David (Kathryn) Fry of Topeka, Olen (Lana) Fry of Ligonier, Marlin Fry of Anderson; three daughters, Dorothy (Floyd) Beechy of Rome City, Lou Etta (Levi) Mast of Shipshewana, Velda (Steven) Wingard of Topeka; 20 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Felty (Katie) Fry of Topeka, Perry (Eli) Fry of Topeka; two sisters, Polly (Eli) Raber of Topeka, Anna (Willie) Miller of Ligonier; sisters-in-law, Alice Fry of Topeka, Anna Fry of Goshen. He was preceded in death by his parents; twin daughters, Mary Marlene and Martha Arlene Fry; daughter-in-law, Cynthia Fry; three brothers, William, Andy, and Harley’s Fry. Ervin was a retired farmer, had worked with John Kurtz for a number of years, and most recently, at Emma Warehouse. He was a member of the Old Order Amish Church. Visitation will be after 2:00 pm on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 and all day Thursday, September 2, at family's residence, 5185 W. 800 S., Topeka. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am on Friday, September 3, also at the family’s residence. Services will be conducted by Bishop Amos Bontrager and the home ministers. Burial will be in Hawpatch Cemetery, Topeka. Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury is in charge of arrangements.
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