Obituary for \r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t George DeWayne Frye\n\r\n\t\t\t\tGeorge DeWayne (Red) Frye, 91 of Albia, passed away Saturday, March 19, 2011, at the Monroe County Hospital, Albia. Red was born April 3, 1919, to Tom Frye and Mary E. Manley in Albia. He married his high school sweetheart, Margret Wilson, in August, 1943. He earned his undergraduate degree in Physical Education and graduate degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Iowa. In 1948, Frye became the first graduate of the course and began his VA career at the psychiatric hospital in Knoxville, IA. Frye also earned a second graduate degree in Hospital Administration. While at the University of Iowa, Frye played on what many considered the greatest University of Iowa football team, the 1939 legendary Ironman team. Frye was the final (13th man) to earn the status of IRONMAN. In 1956, Frye was appointed National Director of Occupational Therapy for the Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, DC (ten years). In 1965, he began another VA career as Hospital Director. He was the Administrator at Ft. Howard, MD, Perry Point, MD, Martinsburg, WV, Iowa City, IA, and in Fort Meade, SD, before ending his distinguished career in Knoxville, IA, as the Medical Center Director in 1978. He retired back to Albia with his wife, Margret, also an Albia native, in 1978. Margret passed away in 1997. An avid hunter and fisherman, Frye's retirement wasn't entirely focused on leisurely pursuits. He became an active part of Albia's community, helping to establish the Monroe County Historical Museum, service as a board member of both the historical society and museum, serving as president of the Albia Rotary Club, serving on the Albia Community Betterment Corp., the Monroe County Professional Management Corp. and the Rathbun Lake Association. He has also served on the Monroe County Council on Aging, served as service officer for the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, served on the board of the Southern Iowa Food Bank, was a charter member of the Restoration Days Committee, and delivered Meals on Wheels. He and his wife were also active members of the First Christian Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Mary Frye, a brother Donald Frye, his wife Margret, infant son Dennis and daughter Bonnie. He is survived by a sister Jean Caha of Iowa, his son George, Jr. of Florida, daughter Beth of Colorado, son Frank of Missouri (and wife Leasa), and Son-In-Law Jim Roberts of Arkansas. He has four granddaughters and one grandson, Jonathan, Rebekah and Sarah Roberts and Andrea and Ashley Frye. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Christian Church in Albia with Pastor Lynda Carlson officiating. Burial will follow services in the Oak View Cemetery in Albia. Visitation will take place on Monday, March 21, 2011 at the Sinnott Pierschbacher Funeral Home in Albia, opening to the public at 1:00 p.m. and the family will be present from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the First Christian Church, or to the Monroe County Historical Society. Online condolences in memory of Red may be left at sinnottpierschbacher.com.