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Fred Schmaltz

March 24, 1936 — December 7, 2015

Fred Schmaltz

Fred Rhine Schmaltz, 79, of Baroda, passed away on Monday, December 7, 2015 at Hanson Hospice Center, Stevensville.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, Dec. 11, 2015 at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church of Glendora, 1733 Glendora Road, Buchanan, with Reverend Jonathan Liebich officiating. Friends may meet with the family from 5-8 PM Thursday at Pike Funeral Home, Boyd Chapel, 9191 Red Arrow Highway, Bridgman. Memorials may be given to the church. Online condolences accepted at

Fred was born March 24, 1936 in Baroda the son of the late Rhinehold and Elma “Elsie” (Strefling) Schmaltz. On November 15, 1958 he married Ann Lee Holben. Fred was a lifelong farmer and also retired from ANR Pipline after 35 years of service. He was a 1954 graduate of New Troy High School and US Army veteran. Fred was a faithful member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church of Glendora.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Ann, three daughters - Pamela (Philip) Thompson of West Olive, Patricia (Jerry) Vigansky of Stevensville and Miriam (Andy) Barbott of Baroda; two sons - Gerald (Debbie) Schmaltz of Baroda and Michael (Kim) Schmaltz of Baroda; 12 grandchildren; three brothers - Dean (Marilyn) Schmaltz and Leon (Katherine) Schmaltz both of Baroda and Gene (Patricia) Schmaltz of Berrien Springs.

Fred was also preceded in death by a sister Martha Embleton in 2014.


5-8 PM ,Thursday, December 10, 2015
Pike Funeral Home, Boyd Chapel
9191 Red Arrow Hwy Bridgman, MI 49106

Funeral Service

2:00 PM ,Friday, December 11, 2015
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Glendora
1733 Glendora Road Buchanan, MI 49107

Military Rites of Burial and Commital

Friday, December 11, 2015
Ruggles Cemetery
8475 Stevensville-Baroda Road Baroda, MI 49101
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