April 10, 1956 – August 3, 2018
Fred Whipp, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Friday, August 3, 2018. He was born to the late Richard and Irene (Barbera) Whipp on April 10, 1956 in Detroit, MI. He was a partner and co-owner of National Tube Form and Southern Tube Form.
Fred is survived by his wife, Janelle Whipp; daughter, Kassi Whipp; siblings, Ed (Pam) Whipp, Rick (Rie) Whipp, and Diana (Dave) Dalton; and a host of relatives and friends.
A private service for family and close friends will be held. There will be no visitation.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the local ASPCA or humane shelter.
- Private Family Service
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Diane (Bruns) Freeman
August 10, 2018
I recently heard of Fred's passing and wish to offer my heartfelt condolences. I remember Fred most as a childhood friend and neighbor here in Langford Oaks. He was always such a sweet and kind fellow. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with Janelle and the family.
August 8, 2018
I'm so sad to lose such a wonderful friend. Fred has always been so full of life! He has worked so hard from such a very young age, but he always managed to find time to have fun and relax. When he was working, he had a one-track mind. I remember that once he set his shirt on fire after moving too close to a hot part on the next vise while brazing. I pointed it out in alarm. Fred's response was to look down, swat out the flame, and keep on brazing! What a guy. However, he was never too busy to think of another person, ask about their situation, and offer kinds words, encouragement, and help.
I feel that I owe a very large debt to Fred. He was my mentor. He hired me when I didn't know how to do anything, and taught me everything I could hope to know in many different areas. Foremost, he taught me to work hard, do a quality job, and never to be too proud to do any job that needed doing. This he taught by his own example. It has served me well my whole life. Thank you, and God bless you, Fred! I will be thinking of you and praying for you and all of your family.
August 7, 2018
Fred was...well Fred. One of those uniquely kind and memorable people that your rarely encounter in life that have a lasting impact on yours. I’m a better man because of Fred. He was the brother I never had.
He was my brother-in-law, business partner and foremost my friend.
His caring and love of family and friends came easy to him. He will be missed beyond words.
August 6, 2018
Fred was a great guy, he had such a kind heart and always made a point to say hello when I saw him around downtown.
August 6, 2018
Sorry to hear about Fred passing. He was a good guy with a great heart. So laid back an easy to get along with. He will be missed, my deepest sympathies to his family for their loss.
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