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Frederick  J. "Fritz"  Egbert
  • The family asks that in lieu of flowers or gifts, that memorial contributions be made to:
  • Immanuel United Church of Christ
    8888 State Route 274
    P.O. Box 127
    Kettlersville, OH 45336

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“Nita & Dan so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. I did not know Fred, but being Nita's father he had to be a very good gentleman...Our...Read More ยป
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“Nita, Sorry to hear about your dad passing. ”
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“Stan & Nita, so so sorry for your loss. Prayers for your entire family. ”
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“My deepest sympathy to your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
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“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
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of Sidney, formerly of Kettlersville and Wapakoneta, died Wednesday evening, December 16, 2015 at Lane Park of Sidney. He was born on April 13, 1924 North of Kettlersville, on the family farm, to the late Frederick J. and Henrietta W. (Roettger) Egbert. On November 24, 1947 he married Louise M. McGowan at the St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Geyer, OH, and she died on September 11, 2015. Surviving are their two children, Stanley (Sherry) Egbert of Anna, and Nita (Dan) Watercutter of Minster, grandchildren Rob (Susan) Egbert, Jon (Sharon) Egbert, both of Anna, Aaron (Yuko) Hudson of San Diego, CA, Justin Hudson of Minster, Angela Watercutter of San Francisco, CA, eight great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews. He was the last of his family, being preceded in death by his brothers Elmer, Harry, William, Charles, Harold, and LeRoy Egbert, and his sisters Marie Roediger, Ruth Kettler, Gertrude Kyburz, Henrietta Egbert, and Anna Milstead.

Fritz was a long-time member of the Immanuel United Church of Christ in Kettlersville, where he was a Sunday school teacher for many years. He also coached the church softball team, which in 1979 won the state championship. He played on the Kettlersville Cardinals baseball team, was a member of the Gideon's International and a 4-H youth advisor for many years. He enjoyed antique cars, restoring furniture, going fishing, watching the Cincinnati Reds, attending the Anna High School girls basketball games, and wintering in Florida. Frederick was a proud Marine who served his country toward the end of WWII as a Captain's Aid aboard the USS Lake Champlain. He was a Westbend Melco Ware salesman for 16 years, and retired from the Shelby County welfare department were he had been a caseworker.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Sunday, January 3, 2016 at 12:00 noon at the Immanuel United Church of Christ in Kettlersville, with Pastor Ed Rinehart officiating. A luncheon reception will follow the service until 3:00, in the church fellowship hall, for a time of remembrance and visitation. Per his request, his body was donated to the Wright State University Medical Department. Inurnment will take place in the Willow Grove Cemetery of New Bremen at a later date. In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family asks that donations be made to Immanuel United Church of Christ in his name. Condolences to the Egbert family may be left online at The Frederick Egbert family would like to thank the staff of Lane Park, especially Christina McDermit, and the staff of Heartland Hospice for all the care and support they gave to Frederick.

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