OBITUARY

Fred William Sheffler

January 15, 1943February 11, 2018
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Fred William Sheffler January 15, 1943- February 11, 2018 Resident of Grapevine

Fred "Fritz" William Sheffler, Jr., peacefully went to be with his Lord on Sunday surrounded by his family at home. He was born January 15, 1943 in Akron, Ohio, to Fred W. Sheffler, Sr. and Haydee Rose (Rapp) Sheffler. He was a graduate of Buchtel High School, attended Duke University and later graduates from Akron University. On November 20, 1965 he married his childhood sweetheart, Judith Ann Conrad. Fred proudly served 22 years in the United States Air Force as an F4 Phantom pilot. He served two tours in Vietnam and earned a silver star for shooting down a Mig 21 on August 15, 1972 while on a chaff mission north of Hanoi. He responded to the call "Take the Lead, Fred. Take the Lead". It was one of the few Mig Kills during the War. After retiring from the Air Force as a Lt. Colonel, he continued his aviation career for American Airlines for 16 years. He volunteered and was a Board Member of the Grapevine Library, served in the VIPS for the Grapevine Police and was an active member in the S.T.V. Almrausch

Fred was preceded in death by his parents and older sister, Dorothy McCaulley. He is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Judith Ann (Conrad) Sheffler; daughter, Astrid Sumpter and her husband Gary; son, William Sheffler and his wife Krista; and 5 grandsons Roman, Brock, Corbin, Harrison, and Benjamin. Memorial Services will be held at the Foust Funeral Home in Grapevine, Texas on February 24th at 2:00 pm.

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, February 24, 2018
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Fred William Sheffler

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