Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Funeral Home

120 West Mill Street, Ossian, IN


Frederick O. Bledsoe Jr

September 28, 1946January 21, 2020

Frederick O. Bledsoe, Jr., 73, of Ossian, passed away on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. He was born September 28, 1946 in Fort Wayne, son of the late Frederick and Thelma Bledsoe, Sr. He retired after 20 years from B. F. Goodrich. Fishing was his past time passion. Surviving are his wife, Elisabeth Bledsoe of Ossian; children, Mary (Doug) Taylor of Marianna, FL, Sally (Scott) Fornwalt of Ossian, Rebecca Brindle of Bluffton, Angela Decker of Bluffton, and Matthew Brindle of Bluffton; 10 grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and sisters, Charlotte Ratliff of Fort Wayne, Ruth Pulver of Fort Wayne, and Penelope Garland of Leander, TX. Memorials in memory of Frederick may be made to Clothes for Joes, 2410 Fairfield Ave., Fort Wayne, IN 46807. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.elzey-patterson-rodak.com for the Bledsoe family.


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Cyril Pfeiffer

January 26, 2020

His stories of his fishing tournaments at our monthly Retirees breakfast at Nel's will be missed by all his friends from the 122nd FW, IANG.
RIP Fred and condolences to his family!