Frederick David “Fritz” Fockler
December 09, 1927 ‒ September 01, 2019
Frederick David “Fritz” Fockler, age 91, of Centerburg passed away at his home on Sunday, September 1, 2019.
He was born on December 9, 1927 in Canton, Ohio to the late Paul and Catherine (Mason) Fockler. Fritz was a veteran serving in the United States Navy from 1945-1948. He was employed at Nationwide Insurance Company as a District Claims Manager from which he retired with nearly 40 years of service. In addition, Fritz was passionate about their Laurelwood Farm where he and his wife Betty sold choose and cut Christmas Trees for many years, raised llamas, and bred Brittanys.
Fritz is survived by his wife, of over 40 years, Betty (Vega) Fockler; his daughters, Chely Broerman, Melinda Thrasher; seven grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; his brother Fritz (Beverly) Heinemann; and his sister Susan Yerger.
Friends may visit the family on Thursday, September 12 from 4-5PM at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home. A memorial service will follow beginning at 5PM with Pastor Tim Greaves officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Knox County Joint Veteran’s Council.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: American Brittany Rescue, Inc., c/o Diana Dorion, 731 Ridge Haven Dr., La Habra, CA 90631. (or) American Red Cross, 300 N. Mulberry St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050.
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