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WILBUR FREDERICK "FRED" BILLMAN, 93, passed away Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, in Fort Wayne. Born March 27, 1927, in Farmer, Ohio, he was the son of the late Wilbur Sr. and Reba (Laub) Billman. He worked in the components department at Magnavox for over 41 years. Fred proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Army during World War II. He attended Brookside Church and enjoyed going to auctions, antiquing, mowing his yard, and listening to his large music collection. Fred is survived by his wife, Sandra Billman of New Haven, Ind.; children, Lynette (Michael) Lehman, Gretchen (John) Pifer and David (Freida) Billman; stepchildren, Grant (Chaz) Rider, Bryan (Karen) Rider and Sheri (Michael) Tatman; grandchildren, Seth, Luke, Grace, Lilly, Chris, Matt, and Aaron; step-grandchildren, Kara, Kelly, Alex, and Dale; and four great-step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Judith Lee Chaney Billman. Service is 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, at FairHaven Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 6557 N. Clinton St., with calling two hours prior beginning at 9:30 a.m. Burial at Six Corners Cemetery of Hicksville, Ohio. Memorials may be made to the Olson ALS Foundation, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, or donor's choice. To sign the online guestbook, visit www.fairhavenfortwayne.com

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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Oct. 14, 2020.
Six Corners Cemetery
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October 17, 2020
I worked with Fred in the 1980s and early 90's at Magnavox in Component Engineering. I was the young kid on the block at the time. Enjoyed his story telling. I still remember when I first started working at Bueter Rd. Fred's desk was under a plastic tent because the roof leaked. Fortunately, we were only there about a year before moving to the Tech Center. Then there the weekly lunches on Fridays with the group.
Doug Wages
October 14, 2020
To the entire family. I worked in sonobuoy engineering at Magnavox for 20 years and had many design discussions and meetings with Fred. I always found him professional and courteous and also, just plain nice. I want to send my sympathy to you all in your loss and may grant you comfort in this time.
Mark Rody
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