He was a 1948 graduate of Dayton Wayne Joint High School in Dayton, Pennsylvania and was a veteran of the United States Air Force. Fred moved to Elyria in 1952 and was employed at General Motors Fisher Body for 30 years, retiring in 1982.
He was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ and enjoyed singing. He was also a member of Elyria V.F.W. #1079; Elyria American Legion Post 12; Oberlin Lodge #0380 F. & A.M.; Elyria Eagles and was a social member of Oberlin V.F.W. #352.
Fred is survived by a grandson, Guy Marshall; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Marijane "Molly" in 2001; son, Richard; sisters, Alice Lias, Betty Wadding and Virginia Kovach; brother, Jerry Marshall; and parents, Guy and Olive Marshall.
Friends will be received Wednesday, May 8, 2013 from 5 to 7 P.M. at Dicken Funeral Home, 323 Middle Ave., Elyria. A funeral service will be Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 12 Noon in the funeral home. Reverend Bret S. Myers, Pastor of St. Paul United Church of Christ, will officiate. Burial will be in Brookdale Cemetery, Elyria.
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