Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Fred Ellis Kissinger 1918-1986

Fred Ellis Kissinger, son of Melvin and Lula Craddock, was born in Laclede County near Stoutland, Missouri, on march 23,1918 and departed this life January 14, 1986 at his home in Lebanon.

He was united in marriage with Berniece Cox on May 19,1939, and to this union was born three children, all surviving.

On December 20, 1957 he was united in marriage with Norma Ogle.

Fred professed his faith in Jesus Christ as a young boy, was baptized and became a member of the Stoutland Baptist Church.

He farmed in the Iberia area for a number of years, and has worked as Post Exchange Manager at Fort Leonard Wood.  He served in the United States Army from June 23,1945 to July 10, 1946.  He was a member of the Iberia Memorial Post #6167.

Those surviving include three sons: Jimmy of Lebanon, Ellis Ray of Oregon, and Gary of Chicago, Illinois; one sister: Melva Ogan of Lebanon; eight grandchildren’ other relatives and friends.

Fred is preceded in death by his parents,and his wife Norma, who passed away in 1982.

Services were held Thursday, January 16, 1986, 11:00 a.m. at Colonial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Dale Hufft officiating.

Music was provided by Rusty Shadel, soloist and DeLores Shadel, organist.

Escorts were: Dwight Lemons, Larry Anderson, Randy Riemensnider, Charles Prater, Eugene Keeth, and Ralph Riemensnider.

Burial was in the Dowty Cemetery under the direction of Colonial Funeral Chapel.

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