HARTFORD CITY – Frederick N. Strine, 72, of Hartford City, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, at his residence.
He was born on July 24, 1941, to John and Daisy (Cheney) Strine.
Fred graduated from Hartford City High School in 1960 and decided to serve his country in the United States Air Force
He married Joan Wickham on December 20, 1963, in Minot, N.D.
Fred worked as a journeyman glass maker at Foster-Forbes Glass Company, Marion, retiring in 1999. He belonged to the Glass Bottle Blowers Association, Hartford City AMVETS Post #23 and Hartford City American Legion Post #159.
He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Hartford City, where he served many years as deacon.
Fred also supported both Indiana University
and Purdue University
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Joan; his children, Rick Strine, of Decatur, Ill., and Shelly (fiancé, Rick Seiver) McCammon, of Poneto; three granddaughters, Adrienne (Calvin) McClure, Alison McCammon and Autumn (fiancé, Jordan Long) McCammon; two brothers, Asa (Marilyn) Strine, of Mesa, Ariz., and Roger (Mary Kay) Strine, of Hartford City; two sisters-in-law, Norma Strine and Phyllis Strine; as well as several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Robert Strine and John Allen Strine, and one sister, Martha Jo "Mike" Whitesell.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, in Zion Lutheran Church, 308 S. Monroe St., Hartford City, with Pastor David Fleener officiating. Burial with military rites by the Delaware County Veterans Honor Guard will follow in Gardens of Memory, Muncie.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, at Waters Funeral Home, 501 W. Washington St., Hartford City, and from 10:00 a.m. to the start of the service on Saturday, at the church.
Memorials may be made in his name to the Zion Lutheran Church or the
, with envelopes available at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at: www.watersfuneralhomes.com