Frederick E. Stokes Sr.

Stokes Fred obit

Frederick E. Stokes Sr., 74, of Sidney, passed away Saturday, June 15, 2019, at The Meadows of Delphos.

He was born March 30, 1945, in Bellefontaine, to Charles and Eva Holt Stokes, who preceded him in death. He was united in marriage to Mary Stevick and she survives in Delphos.

He also is survived by a son, Frederick E. “Rick” (Karen) Stokes Jr. of Minnesota; three daughters, Stephanie Stokes and Melissa Johnson, both of Bellefontaine, and Charlene (Dan Schwartz) Stokes of Massachusetts; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Esther Stokes of Bellefontaine.

He also was preceded in death by a daughter, Julie Stokes; a sister, Janet (Byron) Blank; and a brother, Raymond Stokes.

Frederick was raised in Bellefontaine. He enjoyed woodworking and spending time with his family and he especially loved his grandchildren.He also loved his cat “Socks” very much.

Private funeral services are at a later date through arrangements by Harter and Schier Funeral Home in Delphos.

Express condolences at harterandschier.com.