Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes

205 E Washington, DeWitt, MI


Frederick William Pardee

November 3, 1932January 31, 2020
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Frederick William Pardee, age 87, of Dewitt, Michigan, entered Heaven on Friday, January 31, 2020. Fred was born on November 3, 1932, in Lansing, Michigan, to Frank and Thelma Pardee.

Fred was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years Janice Pardee and his brother Frank Pardee. Surviving are: special friend Maria Guerrero; sister LeeNora Thome; his children Derick (Janie) Pardee from South Carolina, Mark (Cheryl) Pardee from Michigan, Scott (Kyda) Pardee from Texas, and Shelley (Steve) Schneider from Kentucky; grandchildren Heather (Oriel) O'Gorman, Sarah Camareno, Steven (Sarah) Schneider Jr., Elizabeth (Willie) Doyle, Kristy (Johnny) Jacobsen, Melissa (Ben) Kramarczyk, Amanda (Chad) Colburn, Michael (Misty) Schneider, Bekah Pardee, Rick (Sarah) Pardee Jr., Kevin (Beth) Pardee, Scott (Laura Kate) Pardee Jr., Ruthanna Pardee, Nicole (Jeff) Klemin, Joshua (Amanda) Pardee, Travis Pardee, and Shelley Pardee; 37 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Fred and Janice accepted Christ as Savior in January, 1963, and afterward were always active in the local churches where they were members over the years. He proudly served his country in the U. S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Fred spent most of his career as a commercial-industrial electrician working for Hatzel-Buehler Electric of Lansing and a member of I.B.E.W. Local 665. He took great pride in projects like the Michigan National Tower, The State Journal, Fisher Body and GM, U. S. Post Office in Lansing, and the MacArthur Locks in Sault Saint Marie. Fred loved to travel and took the family around Michigan and America on several long trips. In his retirement, Fred and Janice spent their winters in Apache Junction, AZ. After Janice's passing, Fred met Maria who became his special companion through his last 17 years. Fred will be remembered for his love of his family, his generosity with his resources and skills, and his flashlights. He will be deeply missed by his family, Maria's family, and friends.

Please join his family for Visitation on Sunday, February 2, 2020, from 3 to 5 pm at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home (205 E. Washington, DeWitt, Michigan 48820). Funeral Services will be held at 11 am on Monday, February 3, 2020, at Maranatha Baptist Church (2300 N Waverly Rd, Lansing, MI 48906) with an additional hour of visitation one hour prior to the service.

Please consider a memorial contribution in lieu of flowers to Maranatha Baptist Church.


  • Visitation Sunday, February 2, 2020
  • Visitation Monday, February 3, 2020
  • Funeral Service Monday, February 3, 2020


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Mark Pardee

February 24, 2020

Clive and Melody Ellis, Rick and Janie Pardee, Mark and Cheryl Pardee, Scott and Kyda Pardee, Shelley Schneider

Tom Eastwood

February 19, 2020

On behalf of the members, officers and staff of IBEW Local Union #665, we offer our deepest heart felt condolences. We will miss our Brother and Friend.

Brad Weir

February 17, 2020

Sorry for the lateness of this, but I just found out today. I worked with Fred at Hatzel Buehler for the I.B.E.W. as an apprentice back in the 1980's. His attention to detail as a foreman was legendary, and he was a patient teacher to me when I was a green apprentice. Thanks Fred, rest in peace brother!

Mary Malusek

February 3, 2020

I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. My heart is with the entire family. May peace and comfort find all of you. Remembering all of the families and how we grew up together. Prayers for the family.

Catherine Cervantes

February 2, 2020

"As per his last 87th birthday card given to him"

Our dearest Freddy,
Whom is always ready
For what God gives you,
Happy and never blue
Lord brought you to our lives,
To give us all good vibes
Caring and loving you are,
Trusting and took mom afar
Friendship becomes family over time,
And you been a father figure of mine
Blessed we are to have you,
And thank you for all that you do

Love always Cat and Rob


February 2, 2020

Dad will always be remembered as a loving and caring father to many and having a generous heart of giving. He was a very creative inventor of projects and willing to fix anything. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
So Long Dad

Steven Schneider Jr.

February 1, 2020

Grandpa I will charish all of the memories that you gave me. I will never forget the men's camping trip that we went on. You were with me when I caught my first 15" bass. Thank you for your love and commitment.

Veronica (Irene) Moncada

February 1, 2020

Fred made a huge impact on our mothers, Maria Guerrero’s life and that of her family. He was a very special man to all that knew him. Thank you to the Pardee family for letting us share in his life.
May he Rest In Peace with our Heavenly Father.

Our sincere condolences
Joel and Veronica Moncada
San Antonio, Texas

Scott Pardee

February 1, 2020

I'll never forget the first time when our Grandson Trenton was in Texas and saw dad's motorhome. He called it the "Bus House" and dad had "little Mary with him".

dianna johnson

February 1, 2020

will always be love in my heart - the dad of the neighborhood -
he will be our angel and we will feel his love -
thanks for everything