Fred C Read

Born: Thu., Aug. 24, 1922
Died: Thu., Mar. 19, 2020

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Fred C. Read, 97, passed away Thursday March 19, 2020 at the Randolph Nursing Home. He was born August 24, 1922 son of the late Fred and Bertha Schmidt Read.
Fred served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and also the Korean Conflict, he worked at Sheller-Globe Hardy's Division in Engineering for 30 years, belonged to the Trinity Lutheran Church, he loved wood working wood carving.
Survivors include 2 sons, Terry Read of Union City, IN, Mike (Wendy) Read of Greenville, OH; 2 grandchildren, Grant & Alexandria Read.
He was preceded by his parents; wife, Alberta I. Brundige Read "2016;" 5 sisters, Evelyn Fosnight, Freida Blizzard, Anna Barga, Mary Coppess and Margaret Lowe.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions can be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church in lieu of flowers. Online condolences may be expressed at

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Norm Hampshire
   Posted Fri March 20, 2020
Worked with Fred a long time at Sheller-Globe

   Posted Fri March 20, 2020
Dear Terry and Mike, Scott and I are so very for the loss of your Father. He was a great guy. When Scott visited him he always ask about our girls. He will be missed but now he will be the love of his life. Respectfully Scott and Judith

Steve & Mary Boettger
   Posted Sat March 21, 2020
Fred made the best of every situation by handling it with joy and humor .
He will be sorely missed.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family in their time of loss.
Steve and Mary Boettger

Elsie L Brown
   Posted Mon March 23, 2020
Thinking of you; I loved my Buddy.. He is missed and will always hold a place in my heart!!

Lisa Ingels Wetzel
   Posted Tue May 12, 2020
Terry, Mike and Family,
I’m so sorry to hear of Fred’s passing. He and Bertie were such good friends to my parents and I have wonderful memories of them both. They stayed in touch until late in life and my daughter enjoyed your Dad’s sense of humor and magic tricks as well! She learned he was at BRC for a short time and visited him once while there, and upon mentioning her grandpa said Fred commented on their long friendship and teared up. I have several word carvings he made and treasure them. Sincere condolences, Lisa Wetzel

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