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Frederick Schlotter

d. August 10, 2012


Frederick B. Schlotter, age 93, of rural Canton, MO, died peacefully Friday, August 10, 2012 at the Lewis Co. Nursing Home in Canton where he was recovering from a fall.

Fred was born February 12, 1919 at Keokuk, IA, a son of Frederick B. and Willamena Immegart Schlotter.

He married Jessie H. Winters on May 31, 1946 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, IA.

She preceded him in death on March 30, 2011.

Survivors include two sons, Frederick M. Mark Schlotter and his wife Barbara, of Canton, MO and David W. Schlotter of Keokuk, IA; eight grandchildren: Matthew C. Schlotter of Canton, MO, Rocky F. (Teresa) Ketcham of Riverview, FL, Tim (Cathy) Wright of Russell, IA, Lisa Anderson and James Wolfe of Grain Valley, MO, Lorie Anderson (Mrs. Charles) Lawrence of Holts Summit, MO, Lyndsay Schlotter (Mrs. Scott) Boltinghouse of Fort Huachuca, AZ, Peter Schlotter of Peoria, IL, Lisa Schlotter (Mrs. Seth) Louton of Shanghai, China; eight great grandchildren: Lacey and Garrett Ketcham, Christopher and Jared Wright, Leighton and Ashlyn Green, Aidan Lawrence and Alexys Boltinghouse; one brother, Harold Jake (Betty) Schlotter of Springfield, MO; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Franklin Bud (Nina) Winters of Wayland, MO, Virginia DelGuzzi of Port Angeles, WA, and Dave Davidson of Seattle, WA;

Schlotter nieces and nephews: Julie Schlotter Fanny of Fleming Island, FL, Peggy Ann Stutenberg of Keokuk, IA, Doug (Linda) Foulkes of Fairborn, OH, Fred (Betty) Foulkes of Eden Prairie, MN, and Nick Schlotter of St. Paul, MN; two cousins, Janet (Mrs. Ernie) Hausch of Montrose, IA and Marcella (Mrs. Robert) Skinner of Keokuk, IA; as well as other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved wife, Jessie; daughter, Judy Waite; and two sisters, Sara Foulkes and Louise Stutenburg.

Fred was a World War II US Army Veteran. He was awarded 4 bronze stars for Algerian, Tunisian, Naples-Foggia and Rome-Arnold Campaigns and received 6 overseas bars. He served with the 168th Infantry Regiment, Co H, APO 34. He was awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious service during action July 3, 1944 in the vicinity of Castellina, Italy. He liked to share funny stories about things that happened during the war. He was a member of Otto Bruner Post # 170 of the American Legion at Canton for over 55 years.

He was a farmer and enjoyed growing crops and raising cattle. He also liked horses.

Fred and Jessie were long-time members of the Bluff Springs United Methodist Church. They both loved being with their children, grandchildren and extended family.

Joint graveside memorial services for Frederick and Jessie Schlotter, will be held Friday, September 14, 2012, at 10 a.m. at the Keokuk National Cemetery, Keokuk, IA, with military honors by Otto Bruner Post # 170 of the American Legion, Canton, MO and members of the Missouri Military Honors Program. Officiating will be Pastor Barb Hagerla.

There will be no visitation.

Memorials are suggested to the Bluff Springs United Methodist Church or Otto Bruner Post # 170, American Legion, Canton, MO.

The family is being served by Wilson Funeral Home.

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