Billie A. Trego

  • Born: October 12, 1946
  • Died: October 21, 2015
  • Location: New Bremen, Ohio

Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home

225 W. Monroe Street
New Bremen, OH 45869

Tel. (419) 629-2147

Tribute & Message From The Family


Of New Bremen, died on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 5:08 A.M. at the Heritage Manor Nursing Center of Minster. She was born on October 12, 1946 in Paintsville, KY to the late Norman W. and Virginia (Perkoski) Fraley. She is survived by her sons Bryan (Jodi) Trego of New Bremen, and Joe (Lisa) Trego of Minster, her seven grandchildren Jeff, Allison, Kennedy, Taylor, Samantha, Rylin, and Whittney Trego, and a sister Janet (Jim) Keckler of Venice, FL.

Billie had attended St. Paul United Church of Christ in New Bremen, and was involved with the women's group. She was an active member of the Red Hat Society and enjoyed attending their various functions. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and attending all of their various activities as long as she was able. She was a retired legal secretary, most notably working for Attorney Mike Bowler of Sidney.

A Celebration of Life service honoring her life will be held on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 10:30 A.M. at St. Paul United Church of Christ in New Bremen, with the Rev. Becky Erb Strang officiating, with a time of lunch and gathering to follow. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be directed to the St. Paul United Church of Christ Church Memorial Fund. Condolences to the Trego family may be left at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home website by visiting


Condolence & Memory Journal

I had heard from Billie just a week or so before she passed. I promised to stop in and visit. I attempted to reach her on 2 different occasions when I was back in town and could not. I imagined she was just out visiting. I was just stummed when I came across this obit today. I was reviewing past obituaries since moving away from Celina and this took my breath away. I have known Billie for nearly 30 years. We worked together in Dayton, and she was such a close and dear friend. She always made me laugh and had it not been for Billie I would never have met my husband. She adored her boys and grandchildren and I'm sure she is up in Heaven looking down on them as their Guardian Angel. We kept each other in stitches even during sad or stressful times. I truly will miss our get togethers Billie.

Posted by Karel Slife - Beavercreek, OH - Friend   January 11, 2017

Not sure if this is same Billie I grew up with or not. If so I am sorry for your loss. She was such a sweet person and had two of the most precious Godly parents ever. My prayers are with her boys & family

Posted by Patty Howson - Riverside, OH   November 16, 2015

My sincerest and deepest sympathy to all of Billie's family. I still can't believe she is gone!
I have tried to find at least one good thing when going through terrible times. Billie was that good thing! I had the pleasure of meeting her when we worked together as deputy clerks. Even when we had to endure bullying, and unfair conditions, Billie would come up with a humorous remark and make me laugh. This was one of the bleakest times of my life, but, I am glad I went through it, because I got to meet a truly great person, my friend, Billie Trego.

Posted by Susan Hughes - Sidney, OH - Friend   November 13, 2015

I always enjoyed spending time with Billie. She was kind, thoughtful, funny and enjoyable to talk to. I have many wonderful memories with her and her family - she will be missed my many.

Posted by Cindy Dix - Tipp City, OH - Friend   November 09, 2015

I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a great lady.

Posted by Tina Frayer - Fort Wayne, IN - Family friend   November 03, 2015

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Posted by Tina Frayer - Fort Wayne, IN - Family friend   November 03, 2015

My mother, Lou Ann Knoth was in Briarwood with Billie. She was a friend to Mom and always looked out for her. My family and I really appreciated that! I always enjoyed visiting with Billie too. Recently I had asked Mom if she had seen Billie lately and she said she hadn't. So we walked down to what had been her room, but she wasn't there. I was hoping that maybe she was able to go home. Now she is at home in Heaven. My sincere sympathy to your family. Billie was a good lady!

Posted by Carol Doenges - Coldwater, OH - My mother, Lou Ann Knoth, was in   October 26, 2015

We got to know Billie well when she was in Briarwood. She was such a great friend to my mother, Wilma Wynk while in there. We were blessed to know her for the short time that we did, but you were especially blessed to have such a loving influence in your life. May she rest in peace. She will be greatly missed!!!

Posted by Janet Kemper - Crestline, OH - Friend   October 26, 2015

Im sorry for your loss of your mom, mother in law and grandma. She was such a wonderful lady. I grew up with her grandson jeff. He is my brothers best friend and she was always there even when my brother passed she was there for support and love she will be remembered loving kind hearted always full of smiles

Posted by Ashley Fraley - saint marys, OH - close friend   October 24, 2015


My most favorite memories of Billie is going to Uncle Norman and Aunt Jenny's house in Dayton and going down stairs in the basement and all of us kids playing. Billie is the most kindest person I knew. Her heart is full of love and joy. Its been so long since I have seen Billie and I regret that, but living 3000 miles away well,,, My mom Ginny Horner is celebrating right now with her along with all the Fraley's. Knowing that she believed in the Lord makes my heart happy because one day we too will rejoice. Love you cousin. Sandy

Posted by Sandy (Horner) Baker - Trenton, FL - cousin   October 23, 2015


We are sorry for the loss of your mom. You have our sympathy.

We miss you in the neighborhood.

Posted by Luke and Sue Fullenkamp - MInster, OH - Neighbor   October 22, 2015