Fredrick “Fred” W. Rayle Sr. age 81 of Waterloo, IN died Sunday, June 6, 2021 at Parkview Regional Medical Center – Ft. Wayne, IN. Fred was born June 12, 1939 in Defiance, OH to Oscar and Rachel (Adams) Rayle and they preceded him in death. He married Alice J. (Sarasin) Ross on May 13, 2017 in South Bend, IN. Fred was an auto body repair person for Koester’s Body and Frame – Ft. Wayne, IN and then Evans Equipment – Butler, retiring in 2002.
Fred was a past fire chief with both the St. Joe-Concord Twp. Fire Department and the Altona Fire Department.
Fred is survived by his wife: Alice J. Ross, South Bend, IN; sons: Fred W. (Shawn R.) Rayle Jr., Butler, IN; Shayne (Natalie) Rayle, St. Joe IN; Troy (Sarah) Rayle, Auburn, IN; Shawn W. (Alisa) Rayle, Auburn, IN; Tim (Julia) Rayle, Brazil, IN; Chad (Tricia) Rayle, Garrett, IN; Kip (Trina) Rayle, Kendallville,, IN; daughters: Tamara (Doug) Pence, Butler, IN; Dawndi (Charles) Ehrlich, Auburn, IN; step daughter: Mary Beth (Luke) Puckett, Edwardsburg, MI; 21 grandchildren; 3 step-grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; sisters: Clarice Byrne, Cloverdale, OH; Clorice Chandler, Ft. Jennings, OH; half-sister: Debbie Drake, Ottoville, OH; half-brothers: Jaye Wannemacher, Delphos, OH; Mike Wannemacher, VanWert, OH; Rick Wannemacher, Delphos, OH; Don Wannemacher, Ottoville, OH.
Fred was preceded in death by his parents: Oscar Rayle and Rachel Rayle Wannemacher; 2 grandchildren.
Visitation will take place from 4-7 p.m. Monday, June 14, 2021 at Thomas Funeral Home, 1277 C.R. 56, Garrett, IN and from noon – 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 15, 2021 prior to the service
Services will take place at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at Thomas Funeral Home with Pastor Jack Teeple officiating.
Burial will take place in Riverside Cemetery – St. Joe, IN.
Memorials are to the St. Joe Fire Department.
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