Gertrude Remley Frey

May 26, 2020
Frey, Gert Crop


To take place at Locke Funeral Home 



Sunnyside Memory Gardens, Charles City.


May be directed to Trinity American Lutheran Church or Cedar Valley Hospice. 


Gertrude Remley Frey, 98, of Waterloo, died Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at home.

She was born March 22, 1922, in Milville, daughter of Thomas and Effie Tindell Tompkins. She attended Gates Business College.

Gertrude married Glen W. Frey May 17, 1968 in Charles,City, IA. He died December 24, 2001.

She worked at Salsbury Labs in Charles City for 18 years retiring as lab technician.

Gertrude was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Charles City and Trinity Lutheran Church in Waterloo.

Gertrude is survived by three daughters, Laura Usher and Barbara (Gary) Schneider, both of Waverly, and Carol Matz of Waterloo; step-daughter, Maryann (Don) Bartz of Forest City; half-brother, Jerry (Marlys) Stille of Lake Mills; 12 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and 35 great-great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Mervin Remley; sister, Doris Scarrow; two brothers, Theodore Tompkins, and Kenny Nielsen; half-brother, Arnold Biedermann; granddaughter, Sherry Schneider Dehoet; grandson, Rick Schneider; and great-grandson, Adam Schneider.

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  1. Curtis Tomkins | May 31, 2020
    My deepest sympathies. My dad Merle Tomkins was her first cousin and spoke of her often.

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