David A. Frei
David Allen Frei, 69, of Whitehall, died August 14, 2020, at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse.
David was born in Neillsville. However, he was raised in Loyal where he also attended school. His family later moved to Whitehall, where he met his wife, Sherry. Shortly after, they had two sons, Benjamin and Jacob. David worked as a meat cutter at the Whitehall Packing Plant for a number of years. He then decided farming was in his blood. He farmed for over 25 years.
David loved going to mini rod and truck pulls with his brother, Daniel. David was a successful participant in that sport until he sold his mini rod and his truck a few years ago. He was a wonderful grandfather…sometimes spending hours watching cartoons in his recliner with Hank and Hazel on his lap and telling them many stories as well.
In his retirement years, David spent time at their cabin — fishing, boating or just sitting on the deck, watching the boats go by. Wherever his family was, that’s where David was, especially if his grandchildren were there.
David was a good man, a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He will be greatly missed.
David is survived by his wife of 48 years, Sherry (Sosalla); two sons: Ben and Jake (Carlie); and two beloved grandchildren: Hank and Hazel; also his brothers: Michael (Veronica), Daniel, Todd, Robert; and a sister, Mary.
Per David’s wishes, there will be no services, but the family will have a Celebration of Life at a later date.