Edward H. Frincke, 87, of Southfield for more than 20 years, formerly of Royal Oak, died Friday, Jan. 25, 2008, a St. Anne's Mead, Southfield. He was born Dec. 1, 1920, in Royal Oak. Mr. Frincke served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II in the Pacific Theater including: Guadalcanal, British Solomon Islands; Cape Gloucester, New Britain and .Peleliu Island. He was an active lifetime member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Royal Oak, where he served in various capacities including chairman of trustees. He also was the past president of Precision Tools & Repair. Surviving are his wife, Jean, whom he wed Dec. 18, 1944, in St. Paul Lutheran Church, Royal Oak; children, Larry (Sandy) Frincke of Southfield, David Frincke of East China, Laura (Jerome) Miller of Beverly Hills and Susan (Paul) Perry of Luzerne; grandchildren, Jacqueline Frincke, Sarah and Kate Miller and Arthur and Rhiannon Perry; and great-grandchild, Taylor Perry. He was predeceased by parents the Rev. Otto and Ella Frincke. Visitation, 4-8 p.m. Sunday and 2-8 p.m. Monday, Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W. 11 Mile, Royal Oak; in state, 10 a.m. Tuesday until 11 a.m. service, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Royal Oak, with the Rev. Jeremy Schultz officiating; burial, Oak-view Cemetery, Royal Oak; memorials in lieu of flowers, St. Paul Lutheran Church; online information, www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com.
Published in The Daily Tribune on January 28, 2008.
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