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Fred M. Lollar

Fred Morrison Lollar

87, of Carmel, Indiana, passed away peacefully on Monday surrounded by his family.

Born June 19, 1925, in Blacks Ferry, KY, he moved from Kentucky to Indianapolis in 1951. Fred married his sweetheart Ruth Norris Lollar on March 6, 1954 and they made Indianapolis their life-long home.

Fred worked as a skilled tradesman for Chrysler Corporation for over 35 years until he retired in 1986. Prior to his career at Chrysler he served our country during World War II (1943-1946) as a member of the US Army. He served as an expert sharpshooter in the campaigns of New Guinea and the Southern Philippines earning three bronze stars and a victory medal during the conflict.

Fred lived life humbly and simply. He was an active member of East 91st Street Christian Church and was commonly referred to as "Friendly Freddy". He loved anything that involved fixing or building things with his hands including wood working, farming and gardening. He had a passion for traveling, fine clothes and spending time with his family.

Fred is survived by his wife Ruth N. Lollar, his daughter Tina A. Sherlock, his son-in-law Russell W. Sherlock and his two grandsons Jared R. Sherlock of Minneapolis, MN and Corben L. Sherlock of Carmel, IN.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made out to St. John's Abbey Monastic Community 2850 Abbey Plaza Collegeville, MN 56321.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00pm Tuesday, January 29th at the East 91st Street Christian Church 6049 East 91st Street Indianapolis, IN 46250 with visitation to begin at 12:00 noon. Arrangements made by Indiana Funeral Care and Crematory.


Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Jan. 27, 2013
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