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George Eugene Froerer

April 27, 1933 — July 6, 2023

George Eugene Froerer

George Eugene “Gene” Froerer, age 90, passed away on July 6, 2023.  He was with his wife of 64 years, Marilyn, and his daughter, Mindy. 

Gene graduated from Ogden High School, served in the LDS Great Lakes Mission, and attended Weber College.  He worked 38 years at Hill Air Force Base in the transportation division retiring in 1992.  He was a hardworking man, holding down many second jobs, including Lee’s Donuts, Bingham Archery, and Bell Photography.

He was a kind, sweet, loving, compassionate husband, father, grandfather, uncle, cousin and friend.  He spent his life loving and caring for others, putting everyone else’s wants and needs above his own.  His love had no limitations or boundaries.

Gene was born with disabilities, but overcame them to become an active child.  He contracted polio at age 14, which he also overcame and learned to walk again and became an active teenager.  The polio left him with some lifelong physical challenges which many would find unbearable but about which he never complained.  In 1992, he injured his back and had to learn to walk again for the third time after a difficult back surgery.  He worked hard and was able to walk his youngest daughter, Mindy down the aisle on her wedding day.

Gene never let any physical disability limit his activities.  He always did what he wanted to do, in spite of what others thought he was capable of.    He was an avid fisherman for the majority of his life and was very active in his children’s lives as they were growing up.  He was their scoutmaster, coach, driving instructor, fishing and hiking guide, referee and mentor.  Gene never stopped learning in life, he was always interested in hearing your perspective on any topic and sharing his knowledge and beliefs with you, without argument as to which was right or wrong.  He was easy to look up to, even though he was only 5”6”.  All of our lives are better because we knew him.  He was our angel on earth.   He cared so much about us that he made sure to write his own obituary prior to his death so we wouldn’t have to, and here it is:


George Eugene or just plain “Gene” Froerer

I arrived

April 27, 1933, First child of George Fredrick and Lola Mae Farrell

I stayed quite a while

July 6, 2023.  I have been there, done that, and bought that hat.

Those I love the most -- some are here and some are gone

Parents (both Froerer and Mower).  The most patient, kind, loving wife Marilyn Mower Froerer, Children Pamela F or just plain “Pam” (Tony) Hernandez, David Eugene or just plain “Dave” Froerer, Melinda or just plain “Mindy” (Michael) Robbins, Grandchildren Alex Gene Froerer, Jacob Harris or just plain “Jake” Froerer, Matthew Froerer, Adam Michael Robbins, Ethan David Robbins. Sisters Vannette (Don) Todd, Kathryn Joy or just plain “Kathy” (Ken) Petersen, Judith or just plain “Judy” (Dave) Heilman.  In-laws Kathy (Dick) Stephens, Jan (Dave) Jorgensen, Phyllis (Leon) Greenwell, and Bruce W Mower.  All other nieces and nephews -- too many to be named.  Special close friends and very, very, special neighbors Jon and Kellee, Brooklyn, Kate, Sylvie, Autumn and Rory England.

Most proud of

A member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

(Deacon to High Priest including Seventy) 


Funeral Services will be Saturday, July 15, 2023 @ 11:00 am at Leavitt's Mortuary, 836 - 36th St., Ogden, UT 84403. with the opportunity to visit with family from 10:00 - 10:45 am prior to the service.

Interment will be at West Weber Cemetery.

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