Ida Mae Frey, 97, of Topeka, died at 3:50 pm on Wednesday, December 29, at her residence. She was born on July 26, 1924 in LaGrange County to Mahlon and Lizzie (Schrock) Hostetler. On October 25, 1945 in LaGrange County she married John William Frey, he died August 7, 2002. Surviving are a daughter, Lizzie Ellen (Wilbur) Wingard of Topeka; six sons, Kenneth (Joan) Frey of Goshen, Leonard (Erma) Frey of Shipshewana, Elvie (Clara) Frey of Shipshewana, Mahlon (Cathy) Frey of Topeka, Dan Frey of LaGrange, Maynard Frey of Goshen; 22 grandchildren, three step grandchildren, 58 great-grandchildren, 11 step great-grandchildren, one great great-grandson, seven step great great-grandchildren; three sisters, Orpha Miller of Arcola, IL, Lizzie Ann Lehman of Goshen, Leah Fern Hostetler of Shipshewana; brother, Lavern Hostetler of Anderson. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; five sisters, Anna Miller, Mary Etta Eash, Mabel Mast, Frieda Raber, infant Nina Hostetler; three brothers, Eldon, David and Daniel Hostetler; a grandson, Christian Frey. Ida Mae was a homemaker and member of the Old Order Amish Church. Visitation will be after 11:00 am on Friday, December 31, at the Wilbur Wingard residence, 11207 N. 700 W. – 57 Topeka. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am on Saturday, January 1, at the same residence. Services will be conducted by Bishop Mark Kramer and the home ministers. Burial will be in Hawpatch Cemetery, Topeka.
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