Fred A. Akard
1926 - 2018
Fred Akard 1926-2018 Fred was born in Chile on November 4, 1926, to American parents there for a business venture in mining. The family returned to Texas where Fred would spend the majority of his childhood. After admirably serving in the Armed Forces, Fred decided to pursue his love of Art, graduating from the prestigious Art Institute of Chicago. He spent the next 40 years of his life forming a visually focused art production manufacturing company, serving clients worldwide. Petites Choses was built on Fred's genius interpretation of color and form, unique to his artistic vision and ability. We lost a true artistic genius on June 2, 2018, leaving the world one less visual master, and his family and friends with an emptiness in their hearts. Fred was a man who loved Chicago, he was a visionary, entrepreneur, family member, and friend who has no replacement. We love you, and your beautiful visions will live on in your art forever. With love, thankfulness, and unparalleled admiration. - Your friends and Family. Memorial will be private. Donations can be made to Paws Chicago in honor of his beloved dachshunds.

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Published by Chicago Tribune from Jun. 12 to Jun. 17, 2018.
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Fred was a wonderful neighbor. He will be missed.
November 2, 2018
I was Blessed to meet Fred in 1993. His youthful spirit and kindness was clear to all who met him. Like all who enjoyed his company, libations, great conversation and dining were the regular occurrences. His wisdom will always remain in my heart. A great big smile and hug awaits all who join him in eternity's glory . GODSPEED my Brother..RHS and Family
RHS & Family
June 28, 2018
Fred was a dear friend to my Uncle Evert. I was lucky enough to get to know him and visit his lovely home a couple of times. Since my uncle died, I have kept in touch with Fred thru Christmas cards and an occasional phone call. My home is filled with his beautiful artwork and I treasure each and every one. He was truly a special man!
Linda Faulkner
June 18, 2018
My sympathy to the family may God be with you all because he cares 1 Peter 5:6&7

June 16, 2018
My heartfelt sympathies to family and friends during this difficult time...May your fondest memories bring you joy and may prayers to the God of all comfort strengthen you. He promises, "I have heard your prayer. I have seen your tears. I am healing you."(2 Kings 20:5)
June 16, 2018
Pleaase accept my condolences. May you find comfort and peace in your memories of your loved one. May the God of peace comfort you. Isaiah 61:1,2
June 16, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss. May prayer comfort you.1 Thessalonians 5:17 as you "Pray constantly."
June 16, 2018
Fred was one of the most creative individuals I have ever known. I worked in my Uncle"s flower shop, I would go to the gift shows with my Uncle Med. Med and Fred became good friends over the years .I use to purchase from Petite Choses for many years. He always came up with wonderful ideas. He had such a great eye for details. He was a genius! He will be missed.
WE do hope that all the wonderful fond memories you have of him will help you console you.
Rest in peace Fred,
Love ya,
David and Nancy Hook
June 15, 2018
To the family and friends of Fred, rest assured that God will act in behalf of us all who have lost loved ones in death. We send our sincere condolences. 1 Corinthians 15:26.
Clara G.
June 15, 2018
May the God of all comfort be with your family.
June 15, 2018
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
"Come and Pray to Me" Jeremiah 29:12
June 14, 2018
So sorry for your loss Akard famity.Allow God to carry you in his everlasting arms during this difficult time .
Lynn B.
June 13, 2018
My deepest sympathy to the family for your loss. May you find comfort in the God of all comfort because he cares for you. 1peter 5:6-7
June 12, 2018
My Condolences To The Family;
I'm so sorry for your great loss. May the God of all comfort be with you all during this difficult time.
June 12, 2018
My sincere condolences to the family and friends on this great loss. May the God of comfort sustain and comfort you at this time. Is41:10
June 12, 2018
Family and friends of Fred, please except my condolence for you loss of your loved one. May the God of all comfort, comfort you at this most difficult time in your lifes. And my your wonderful memories bring comfort as well.
June 12, 2018
You have my deepest sympathy: May God give you peace and strength to keep you going during your time of sorrow.
Romans 15:33
June 12, 2018
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