PANDORA - Frederick "Fritz" D. Farling, 86 died at 5:40 p.m. April 1, 2013 at Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora.
He was born Jan. 6, 1927 in Toledo to the late George and Mae (Porter) Farling. On Jan. 2, 1948 he married Betty J. Geiger and she died April 12, 2003.
Fred retired from Ex-Cello Corporation, Bluffton and had also worked at Rusco Corporation, Pandora. He was a member of Grace Mennonite Church, Pandora, the Eagles, Lima and the Moose Club, Findlay. He enjoyed playing cards and dancing and was a 1945 graduate of Rawson High School.
Survivors include a son, George (JoAnn) Farling of Bluffton; a granddaughter, Heidi (Chad) Wise of Bluffton; two grandsons, Scott Farling of Pandora and Wade (Jenna) Farling of Ft. Jennings; three great-grandchildren, Allison, Carli and Jersey Wise; and a brother, George (Midge) Farling of Canton, N.C.
Fred was preceded in death by two brothers, Jack and Charles Farling; and a sister, Mary Jane Blue.
Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton. Pastor Rick Hart officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Pandora.
Friends and family may call Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Putnam County Hospice.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.chiles-lamanfh.com