Former Alforex Seeds CEO Paul David Frey Passes Away

Paul David Frey

Nevada, IA (April 24, 2018) - According to the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA), it is with a heavy heart that we let you know of the unexpected passing of Paul David Frey on April 21, 2018. Paul was 63 years old.

He retired after 23 years from the seed industry as CEO of Alforex Seeds, Woodland, CA, in 2014. Paul was active in ASTA including serving as the Farm Seed Division chair and was an appointed ASTA representative to the International Seed Federation (ISF). He worked with farmers and seed companies around the world. 

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday, April 26 at Rasmusson-Bacon Funeral Home in Nevada, IA. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, April 27 at Memorial Lutheran Church in Nevada, IA. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Paul’s memorial fund here. The donations will be used to set up scholarships for the Iowa State University Agronomy Department and Prairie Ridge Church Music Ministry Team. ASTA says their thoughts and prayers are with Paul's family during this sad time.

Paul is survived by his wife, Cathy, daughters Rebecca (J) Winkowski and Amanda (Daniel) Crody and 6 grandchildren, Anya, Cora, Grayson, baby Winkowski, Damien, Dakota; Brother Joel Frey of Aplington, IA, sister Jolene (Red) Dreesman of Parkersburg and many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

Paul loved working outdoors on projects and spending time at the family cabin in Canada, fishing and feeling blessed by Gods creation. He returned to playing guitar with good friends in California and continued in retirement as part of the Music Ministry team at Prairie Ridge Church in Ankeny, a life long dream come true. He loved being Papa to his amazing grandchildren that were the lights of his life. Bicycling the local trails was he and Cathy's new adventure together to bask in Gods Blessings. His genuine love for his family and friends was indescribable, truly a servant to the world.

He graduated from Aplington High School, and graduated from Iowa State University in 1976 as an Agronomist. He worked diligently with farmers and seed companies domestically and around the world. 

He was preceded in death by his parents.