Donald E. Froehlich, Sr., 87, passed away August 20, 2019 at Baptist Health Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.
Born February 16, 1932, in Tell City he was the son of the late Edward Froehlich and Ethel Vaughn Turner. Don married Lois Cronin on September 19 1953. He was a 1951 Tell City High School graduate.
Don was a U.S. Navy veteran where he served in the Seabees. He was employed at Can-Tex as a maintenance superintendent and at the Highway Machine Co. in Princeton IN. In 1982 he started Don's Automotive and Machine from where he retired.
He was a member of American Legion Post 213 and he enjoyed NASCAR, woodworking, working on cars and camping and traveling. He had served as secretary of the Perry Co. Motorcycle Club.
Survivors include his wife, Lois; daughters, Karen (Jack) Haywood of New Albany, IN, Sheila (Steve) Wallace of Henryville, IN; sons, Donnie (Debbie) Froehlich, Jr. and Robert (Christie) Froehlich both of Tell City; a brother Larry (Joyce) Froehlich of Grandview, IN; 4 sisters Anita White of Lewisport, KY, Virginia White of Cannelton, IN, Delores (Fred) Marr of Harned, KY, Dorothy Collins of MO; grandchildren, Jason Wallace, Nikki Hines Wallace, Vanessa Ford, Zachary Froehlich, Dylan Froehlich, Nick Haywood, Katie Pfund, Andy Froehlich, Dalton Froehlich, 15 great grandchildren and his best friend, Buddy.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by brothers Bernard and William Froehlich and a sister, Bernadine Alvey.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, August 24, 2019 at Zoercher-Gillick Funeral Home with Rev Paul Alvey officiating. Burial in Lilly Dale Cemetery with American Legion Military Honors. Visitation be from 4pm to 8pm on Friday and from 9am to service time Saturday at Zoercher-Gillick Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be given to The Perry Co. Humane Society