GERMANTOWN HILLS - Frederick L. Fandel, age 82, of Germantown Hills, Ill., passed away at 4:12 a.m. on Monday, May 12, 2014, at the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.
He was born on July 25, 1931, in Worth Township, Ill., to Leo C. and Lydia (Kiesewetter) Fandel. He married Marcia Hammond on May 24, 1958, in Washington, Ill. She died on Sept. 28, 2004.
Surviving are two daughters, Lori (Randy) Hino of McMurray, Pa., and Kelly (Richard) Flavin of Germantown Hills; three grandchildren, Ryan Hino, Rachel Hino and Colin Flavin; two brothers, Jack (Ruth) Fandel of Washington and Donald (Joan) Fandel of Germantown Hills; three sisters, Agnes Parr and Marcella Obery, both of Metamora, and Lulu Suzy (Jack) Hoffman of Germantown Hills; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Austin Fandel and Philip Fandel; and four sisters, Alvena Force, Eileen Miller, Melberta Krumholz and Dolores Harms.
Fred graduated from Metamora Township High School. He worked as a bricklayer with Local 3 in Peoria, Ill., retiring in 1984. He served as a corporal in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. He was a member of the American Legion Post 89 in Metamora.
Fred was a lifelong member of St. Mary of Lourdes Catholic Church and was also very active in its men's club. Fred cared for the church and always was the first to lend a helping hand.
Fred was known for his green thumb and Mr. Fix It abilities. In his later years, he enjoyed tinkering in the garage.
Family and friends meant a lot to Fred. He will be greatly missed and was a blessing to all who knew him.
A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 16, 2014, at St. Mary of Lourdes Catholic Church in rural Metamora, Ill., with Father Neri Greskoviak officiating. Recitation of the rosary will be at 4:30 p.m. today, May 15, 2014, with visitation to follow from 5 to 8 p.m. at Mason Funeral Home Germantown Hills Chapel. Burial will be in St. Mary of Lourdes Cemetery.
Military rites will be accorded by American Legion Post 89.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mary of Lourdes Grotto and Grounds Fund in rural Metamora.
Online condolences may be made at www.masonfuneralhomes.com.
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