A Mass of Christian Burial for Deane Frye, 89 of Aledo, will be on Friday, January 3, 2020 at 10:00 AM at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church, Aledo. Burial will be in Aledo Cemetery. Visitation is Thursday from 3 PM to 6 PM at Speer Funeral Home, where a rosary will be recited at 2:30 PM. Memorials may be made to the Erika Kate Hope Alliance or to St. Catherine’s Catholic Church.

Deane died December 27, 2019 at his home, surrounded by his family.

Harold Deane Frye was born on August 21, 1930 in Alpha, Illinois to Kenneth E. & Bertha (Brasmer) Frye. He married Lois Basala on July 15, 1950 in Aledo, Illinois.

Deane was the founder and contractor of Deane Frye Construction. He was a member of St. Catherine’s Catholic Church of which he was a former Trustee, Northwest Cursillo, the Aledo Kiwanis Club, a board member of the former Aledo Community Civic Association and a member of the Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association. Deane enjoyed watching and rooting for the St. Louis Cardinals, Golfing and Big Game Hunting.

Those left to cherish Deane’s memory include his wife of 69 years, Lois; 3 sons and their wives: Michael & Sally Frye of Aledo; Dana & Paula Frye of Bettendorf; Jeffrey Frye of Muscatine; 7 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and 1 step-great-grandchild; 3 siblings: Dennis & Jeanie Frye of Milan, Timothy & Jeanne Fuhlbrugge-Frye of Eldridge, IA and Marianne Basala of Eldridge. Deane was preceded in death by his parents, brother-in-law, Marlyn Basala and a great-granddaughter, Erika Kate Maynard.