Fred Wayne Custer
March 18, 1933 ‒ October 30, 2020
Fred Wayne Custer passed away peacefully Friday afternoon, October 30, 2020, in his home surrounded by his family. He was 87.
He was born March 18, 1933, in Cleveland, Ohio to parents Fred A. & Ruth (Verscherene) Custer. Fred proudly served his country by joining the US Army on April 28, 1953, during the Korean War. He was apart of the 550th Medical Company and was honorably discharged on April 8th, 1955.
Fred later met his sweetheart Donna Tackett and the pair married on February 23, 1957, spending 63 wonderful years together.
Fred worked as a foreman for Garfield Heights Service Department in Cleveland, where he worked for over 31 years until retiring in 1987. An outdoorsman, he took pleasure in fishing, camping, and woodworking throughout the years. He was also a lifetime member and served many years as Commodore of the Pleasant Hill Boat Club.
He is survived by his loving wife Donna Custer; children Deborah (Steven) Kankiewicz and Michael W. (Susan) Custer; grandchildren Daniel, Mindy, Paul, Joel, Patrick, and Philip; many great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Fred was preceded in death by sister Katherine.
The Custer family will receive friends Tuesday, November 3, 2020, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Snyder Funeral Home- Lindsey Chapel, Loudonville. A graveside service will be held in Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery on Wednesday, November 4, 2020, at 9:30 a.m.
In Lieu of flowers, contributions in Fred’s memory to Ohio Health Hospice may be made at the funeral home or mailed to 3430 OhioHealth Parkway Columbus, OH 43202.
Snyder Funeral Home-Lindsey Chapel is honored to serve Fred’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com