Fred W. Orth
1931 - 2021
BORN
December 23, 1931
DIED
January 2, 2021

Fred W. Orth

December 23, 1931-January 2, 2021

MOLINE-Fred W. Orth, 89, of Moline, passed away on Saturday, January 2, 2021, at his home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 1 PM, Friday, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Rock Island, where a rosary will be recited at 12:45 PM. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at the Rock Island National Cemetery where military honors will be conducted by Moline American Legion Post No. 246. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church, Alleman High School or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory, Rock Island is assisting the family.

Fred was born on December 23, 1931 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, son of Matthew and Irene (Schroeder) Orth. He married Mary Catherine Redecker on June 23, 1956 in Rock Island. Fred was an insurance agent and district manager with American Family Insurance for 37 years. Fred was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Allouez Council 658 Knights of Columbus and the Alleman Booster Club. Fred served honorably in the U.S. Army, 3rd Armored Division, during the Korean War.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Catherine; children, Therese (Patrick) Lootens, Rock Island, Eileen Copen, Moline, Michael (Susan) Orth, Milan and Larry (Gaye) Orth, Rock Island; grandchildren, Christopher Lootens, Elizabeth (Ty) Verschorre, Ryan (Maggie) Lootens, Samuel (Lindsey) Lootens, Dustin (Bridget) Copen, Grace Copen-DiIulio, Mary Therese Ramirez, Matthew Orth, Jacob Orth, Joshua (Kate) Orth; great granddaughter, Clarissa Hough; great grandsons, Maxwell and Maddux Copen, Michael Verschorre and Jackson Lootens; several nieces and nephews and their families.

The family would like to thank Heartland Hospice for the wonderful care and compassion given to Fred.

Fred was preceded in death by his parents. Online condolences may be left for the family at wheelanpressly.com.


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Published by Quad-City Times on Jan. 6, 2021.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
Jan
8
Visitation
12:00p.m.
St. Mary's Catholic Church
, Rock Island, Illinois
Jan
8
Rosary
12:45p.m.
St. Mary's Catholic Church
, Rock Island, Illinois
Jan
8
Mass of Christian Burial
1:00p.m.
St. Mary's Catholic Church
, Rock Island, Illinois
Funeral services provided by:
Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home - Rock Island
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Mary Kay, Therese, Larry, Mike and Eileen, I am so sad for you but not for Fred. Maybe he´s having lunch with JFK now! It was such an honor and a joy to care for him and to meet you all. You gave him the greatest gift you could. You kept him home where he wanted to be. Please know he´s one I will never forget. And I´ll never forget you all either. Take care of each other. With love, Anita RNm
Anita Thompson
January 10, 2021
My condolences to the Orth Family. I have many fond memories of Fred and the whole Orth family. I was unable to attend the service on Friday but you have been in my prayers.
Peggy Brown Mcmeekan
January 10, 2021
Fred was my manager with American Family for a couple decades. He loved to talk about fast pitch softball and tank stories in the war. We had some great times together. He was a genuine friend and mentor to me. He will be missed greatly. My sympathies to Mary Catherine and the entire family. He sure loved all of us.
Billy Potter
January 7, 2021
My deep sympathy to Mary Kay and her family. You all have been in my prayers for some time now. We shared the grace of care-giving at home. I have a special memory of Fred trying to give me a recipe for stuffing--he could not remember the ingredient parsley. By describing it I guessed it. Peace to all.
Marilyn Bush
January 7, 2021
Fred was one of the first people I met when I started in the insurance industry. Fred was a class act and provided valuable support and wisdom many times at our lunches at Mulkey's . Prayers to the Mike and the entire family during this tough period of time.
Daniel Lewis
January 6, 2021
I´m so sorry for your loss. I pray that wonderful memories help to comfort you and give you strength. My condolences to you and your family. May he Rest In Peace. God bless, Leesa Jansen
Leesa Jansen
January 6, 2021
We are sorry to hear of your dads passing. Many good memories with your family!
Karen & Bill Warlop
January 6, 2021
I have fond memories of Fred living next to my house. My prayers go out to the family.
Ann Murphy Schafer
January 5, 2021
Many fond memories -thoughts and prayers are with him and his entire family - a good friend-
Chuck and sheila mulkey
January 4, 2021