Frederick Wayne Eaton
1950 - 2021
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Frederick Wayne Eaton

Frederick Wayne Eaton, age 70, passed away peacefully at Franciscan Health, Lafayette, IN, on Wednesday February 24, 2021.

Fred was born on June 15, 1950, in Princeton, IN, to Warren and Dorothy (Conner) Eaton, and was the youngest of five children. He graduated from Fort Branch High School in 1968, and joined the United States Marine Corps, serving in Vietnam and receiving an honorable discharge in 1970. Fred worked for Emge Packing Company, Fort Branch, IN, and eventually went on to retire from Indiana Packers Corporation, Delphi, IN, as Sanitation Supervisor. He married Stephanie Kiesel in 1999. Fred was a published poet. He loved sports, riding his Harley, and spending time with family. Fred was infinitely humble and always willing to help those in need.

Fred is survived by his step-children, Brian Johnson, Lafayette, IN, and Jennifer (Dan) Colbert, Haubstadt, IN; sisters, Vicki Hulse, Washington, IN, and Brenda Lee, Fort Branch, IN; along with several nieces and nephews.

Fred was preceded in death by his wife, Stephanie Eaton; parents, Warren and Dorothy (Conner) Eaton; brother and sister-in-law, Alvin and Alberta Eaton; a sister, Linda Eaton Kiefer; nephews, Joshua Gantner and John Carter Freyberger; and a step-father, Franklin Douglas.

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April 15, 2021
Fred was in my class at school.
So sorry to hear of his passing.
He was a great person.
Prayers for the family.
Debbie. Allen
March 4, 2021
So sad to hear this. Fred was my best friend during the school years. Thoughts and prayers for his family.
Stan Allen
March 3, 2021
Fred and I were in boot camp together. We became friends, both being from southern In. He was always helpful, great guy.
Chuck silke
Served In Military Together
March 2, 2021
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In loving memory of the sweetest, coolest uncle. We will miss you, Freddie Bear. Peace & Love
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March 2, 2021
Fred was a childhood friend. We spent a lot of time and had fun after school at their house. Sad to hear about Him.
Wes Adams
March 1, 2021
Fred was a good man with a great heart. He was always there for me when my father was in the hospital. He also treated my dad and I like family. Uncle Fred I love you with all my heart. You will be sadly missed and never forgotten.
Andrew S Reed
March 1, 2021
Fred was my best friend an was like big brother to me you will always be in my heart
scott reed
March 1, 2021
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February 27, 2021
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