Landry, Frederick L.
Frederick Louis Landry, 70, of Green Bay, Wi. passed away early on Thursday morning, December 26, 2013. He was born on November 7, 1943 to the late Harlin and Arleen (White) Landry. Fred was a 1962 graduate of Premontre High School. Fred served in the United States Air Force as an Air Policeman from January 1963 until his honorable discharge in January of 1967. While in service, Fred earned numerous commendations. Some of his most memorable occasions were providing security at Yokota AFB while Robert and Ethel Kennedy were there and Fred also guarded Bob Hope's plane Christmas day in 1964, while he was there entertaining the troops. Fred climbed Mt. Fuji while stationed in Japan, getting to the top just as the sun came up. Fred served (2) tours of duty in Viet Nam, his duties included guarding the planes that carried Agent Orange. He was also assigned the task of providing security for the first plane evacuating military dependents out of the country. A photo was taken of him and subsequently appeared in the Green Bay Press Gazette, Time and Post Magazine. Fred met Catherine Volk (WAF) at Eglin AFB, Florida. They were married on September 4, 1966 at Chapel #3 at Eglin AFB. Upon returning from service, Fred began his career with the Department Of Corrections. He spent 30 years as a correctional officer for the Green Bay Reformatory (GBCI) retiring in 1997 with the rank of Administrative Captain. After his retirement, Fred began his second career of caring for his new grandsons, his pride and joy, finally getting some boys in the family! He enjoyed getting them where they needed to be and attending their activities. Fred enjoyed doing the daily newspaper Xwords and doing a part-time job taking photos. Fred spent lots of time up North at the cottage on Trump Lake. Fred was a lifetime member of the VFW currently with the Winnecki post #9677 and he was a longtime member of St. Philip the Apostle Parish.
Fred is survived by his wife Cathy and their four daughters Lisa(Kevin) Tlachac, Luxemburg; Teresa(Al) Champine, Green Bay; Carin(Jeff) Woelfel, Bellevue and Sharin(Josh) Tebo, Venezuala, South America; four grandsons: Brennen Woelfel; Zachary and Alex Champine and Joshua Tlachac; four brothers: Jim (Teri) Landry, Suamico; Mike Landry, Green Bay; Patrick(Patti) Landry, New Franken and Tom(Paula) Landry, Green Bay; his sister Sue Brosz, Green Bay and a sister-in-law, Jennie Landry, Green Bay. He is also survived by his Aunt (god-mother) Sylvia White, Green Bay, his Uncle (god-father)Jerry(MaryAnn) White, ST. Augustine, Florida; Uncle Tom(Dottie) White, Green Bay; his god-children: Sandy White, North Carolina, Aaron Landry, Green Bay, and William Jensen, Oxford, Iowa; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his brother Harlin "Bud" Landry; nephew Chad Kaminski; brother-in-law, Terry Brosz; his father-in-law and mother-in-law John F and Silvia Volk; many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Friends may call at the Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St. from 4-8:00pm Sunday and after 9:30 am Monday until the cortege leaves for mass. VFW memorial service 6:45pm Sunday, parish wake service 7:00pm Sunday. Funeral mass 11:00am Monday at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church, 312 Victoria St. with Rev. Larry Canavera officiating. Full military honors to follow mass at the church. Burial in the Allouez Catholic Cemetery. On-line condolences may be sent to the Landry family at www.prokowall.com
Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from Dec. 27 to Dec. 30, 2013