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William McQueen

February 2, 1947 — September 19, 2020

Ft. Wayne, Indiana

It is with great sadness that the family of William "Fred" McQueen annouce his passing on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at the age of 73. Fred will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Cynthia, of 51 years, and his children Renee (Doug) Leonard, Cathy (Matt) Nahrwold and Branden (Lisa) McQueen.

Fred will also be fondly remembered by his grandchildren, Nicholas (Rachel), Nathaniel, Ryleigh, Avery, Sebastian, and Shelby, and great grandchildren, Paisyn and Beckham, his sisters, Peggy (Craig) Bender of Alvaredo, Texas and Patsy (Tommy) Tinney of Henrietta, Texas, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Edna (DeFrate) McQueen Webb, and a sister, Jeri Mayes. As well as his brother-in-law, Larry Roth, less than one week prior.

Fred proudly served his country for 11 years in the U.S. Army. He retired from G.E. with over 30 years of service. He also invested/managed rental properties for over 50 years.

Fred cherished time with family. travelling, sunsets, Florida in the winter, a competitive game of aggravation with their best friends, ice cream, and enjoying a cup of coffee at Hall's with his wife and children.

He was a member of Grace Point Church of the Nazarene.

Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home and Crematory, 722 S. Washington St., Van Wert, Ohio with Pastor Edgar Fink of Grace Point officiating. Military graveside services will immediately follow in Woodland Cemetery, Van Wert.

Visitation will be from 2-4 & 6-8 PM on Wednesday, September 23 and one hour prior to services Thursday at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials may be directed to Riley Children's Hospital or to Gideon's International.

Fred will be greatly missed.

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Service Schedule

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24 Hour Viewing

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory

722 S Washington St, Van Wert, OH 45891

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24 Hour Viewing

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Starts at 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory

722 S Washington St, Van Wert, OH 45891

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24 Hour Viewing

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory

722 S Washington St, Van Wert, OH 45891

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Funeral

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory

722 S Washington St, Van Wert, OH 45891

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Military Graveside Service

Thursday, September 24, 2020

12:00 - 12:15 pm (Eastern time)

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