Charles Norman “Butch” Frye, Jr.
June 17, 1947 – February 26, 2021
ELKHART- Charles Norman “Butch” Frye, Jr., 73, of Elkhart died Friday February 26, 2021 at his residence in Elkhart. He was born June 17, 1947 in Elwood, Indiana to Charles Norman and Billie Joan (Shaw) Frye, Sr.
On September 21, 1969 he married Clara G. Miller. She survives along with 6 children Anne Haines of Elwood, IN, Angela Frye, Curtis Frye both of Elkhart, Brian Frye of Milwaukee, WI, Gail Breden of Elkhart, Dawn Burnham of Cassopolis, MI: 9 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Also surviving are 3 brothers, Tom Frye, Ricky Frye, Tracy Frye all of Elwood, IN and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, 6 brothers and a son-in-law, Benjamin Burnham.
Butch as he was known served in the USMC for over 20 years. He enjoyed watching dirt track racing and spending time with his family. Cremation has taken place, and a celebration of life service with full military honors will be held Saturday, March 6, 2021. Family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the 1:00 p.m. service at the funeral home. Officiating will be Rev. Bob Collier. Walley-Mills-Zimmerman Funeral Home is entrusted with his care.
Memorial contributions may be given to Heartland Hospice.
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