Frederick M Agler

April 7, 1920January 23, 2011

Frederick Morris Agler, 90, of Kentwood passed away Sunday evening, January 23rd, 2011 at his residence. He was born April 7th, 1920 in South Bend, IN and was the son of the late Wave & Ethel (Sweitzer) Agler. Fred proudly and honorably served his country and flag in the United States Army as a Quartermaster during WWII. He had a successful career in the textile industry as a salesperson for H.D. Lee Co. and retired with 30 years of service. Fred enjoyed deer hunting, fishing, camping, and playing golf. He loved to talk and visit with people, he never knew a stranger. Fred and his late wife Marilyn loved to travel, and even went white water rafting at the age of 65. He is survived by two children; daughter Sue A. Ingham; son Stephen D. Agler; daughter-in-law Dianne Agler; five grandchildren, Brian R. (Sarah) Ingham, Amber Jean (fiancée Ted) Agler, Jessie Wave Agler, Ashley and Emily Agler. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Marilyn Jean (Anderson) Agler; son Frederick Charles (Chuck) Agler; two brothers, John & Wave Agler. Memorial Services will be held Monday, January 31st, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at Reyers North Valley Chapel, with visitation one hour prior to the service. The Rev. Maury DeYoung will be officiating the service. Memorial contributions can be made to Mel Trotter Ministries 225 Commerce, S.W. Grand Rapids, MI 49503 with envelopes provided at the funeral home.


  • Visitation Monday, January 31, 2011
  • Memorial Service Monday, January 31, 2011

Frederick M Agler

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dianne agler

February 11, 2011

We will all miss you....we had many family adventures that will always be remembered..Adios..
as you would say..
love you
Dianne, Amber, Jessie, & Ted...

Nate Engle

February 5, 2011

Growing up in Reed City, I always enjoyed spending time at the Agler household, especially when Fred and Marylin came up. I remember Fred's stories about trips to Alaska, the "big one that got away" (or, as was more often the case, "the big one" that DIDN'T get away...and Fred always had the antlers to prove it), and so many more stories. You were never a stranger for long when you met Fred. He was a good man. I'm sure he'll be missed by many.

February 1, 2011

My sympathy to the Agler family on Fred's passing. I have been Fred's "backyard neighbor" for many years. I've enjoyed many over the fence talks with him and always found him to be such a nice man and very pleasant. He always had a good sense of humor and some great stories. He will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Marty Dykstra
Kentwood, Michigan

January 31, 2011

Dear Agler Cousins,
Please accept our sympathy on the passing of Fred, you're never too old to need your dad or grandpa.
My husband's dad, Don Smith (wife Margaret) , remembers your family well.
As they are wintering in Florida, I forwarded the obit to them. He emailed back this info: " Fred was a son of my granddad's younger brother, Wave, My granddad was Clark Agler. So, my mom, Claudine and Fred were first cousins as was Loran (our Uncle Loran) My mother and Aunt Ethel, Fred's mom, kept in touch over the years. About four years ago, we were cruising along Fl 17 south of Punta Gorda and turned into a double-wide park on the Peace river. A house on the river had a mailbox with the name Agler on it. So, we knocked on the door and Fred answered. I told him I was Claudine's son. So we had a several hour visit with Fred and wife Marilyn. Twas a small world that day."

My husband, Kenneth, remembers visiting your family and going out on a lake water skiing; as well as visiting with Aunt Ethel and John at their home (south bend, perhaps?)
As an "in-law" I remember Uncle Loran, Fred's cousin, as an avid sportsman;
hunting, fishing, shooting, etc; so it is interesting that his cousin had the same fun in the out-doors.
God's Blessings and Peace to you,
Betsie and Kenneth Smith
Grand Rapids MI

Grace Engle

January 29, 2011

Thinking about all of you, with sympathy.

Ken Amid

January 28, 2011

We have missed Fred at the Hunt Club by Evart the last few years. We still share the stories and his name is still brought up during our annual dinner the night before the opener.

Fred do some scouting for the rest of us for when we get there and we can hunt together once again in heaven

Beth Laug

January 27, 2011

I feel honored in having known Fred (gramps) in his later years. He had a fantastic sense of humor and love of nature, which I see live on every day in his grandson and my son-in-law, Brian. I will miss him.
Beth A. Laug, friend