Local Businessman- Chairman Of St. Clair County Republican Party Dies At Age 65
February 17th, 2012
Gerald Frendt, chairman of the St. Clair County Republican Party, died last evening of an apparent heart attack. Off-duty St. Clair County Sheriff Department deputies and a physician from the audience performed CPR and used a defibrillator in an attempt to resuscitate him. The 65-year old Frendt was taken to Port Huron Hospital where he later died. Frendt had been a major participant in circulating a resolution to St. Clair County municipalities asking the commissioners to consider a referendum on a proposed $9 million bond to build a convention center in Port Huron. WGRT commentator Cliff Schrader states that Frendt “was very active in the local politics, and he understood this community. It is a terrible loss,” he says. Frendt was the owner/broker of Coldwell Banker Real Estate, 2379 Military St., in Port Huron where he worked with his wife, Lorraine.