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Fred Putnam

July 14, 1936 - September 20, 2015

Burial Date January 1, 1970

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Fred A. Putnam, 79, Pandora, OH and formerly of Chenao & Bloomington, IL passed away at Blanchard Valley Hospital in Findlay, at 9:15 pm, September 20, 2015. He was born, July
14, 1936 at Collison, IL, the son of Roy H. & Alta B. Welshire Putnam. He married Betty L. Wade on Sept. 21, 1958 at Clarksville EUB Church, Lexington, IL. She survives in Pandora.
Also surviving is one daughter, Anna M. David Freeman, Rawson, OH; 3 sisters: Phyllis
Mike Koerner, Broadlands, IL; Paula Dale Laumeier, Manito, IL and Shirley Keith,
Greenville, NC; 4 grandsons: Keith A. Monkman, Jr, Bloomington, IL; Lucian D. Freeman,
Bluffton, OH; Frederick A. Freeman, Mason, OH; and Colt E. Freeman, Columbus Grove, OH.; and 2 great grandchildren. His parents proceeded him in death.
Fred retired as janitorial foreman at Illinois State University, Normal, IL. After retirement he and Betty moved to Eagle Rock, MO and spent 15 happy years there, until moving to Ohio to be closer to their daughter and grandsons. Fred loved to fish on Table Rock Lake and enjoyed the many shows at Branson. Fred loved his grandsons and was so proud of all of them. His family will miss his ever telling stories of growing up on the farm in Illinois and the way things used to be. He never met a stranger and would talk to anyone he met.
A memorial service will begin at 2 pm, Friday, September 25, 2015 at Chiles-Laman Funeral and Cremation Services, Bluffton. Rev. Jim King will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to the family.


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