Fred (Freddy) Zerr, 93, Tuttle, passed away May 3, 2019, at Miller Pointe, Mandan.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 11, at Tuttle United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Marvin Winstryg officiating. Burial will be in Tuttle Cemetery. There will be no visitation as cremation has taken place.
Fred was born Aug. 11, 1925, at Arena, to Emil and Martha (Scherbenske) Zerr. He grew up on the family farm near Arena, where he also attended elementary school. He graduated from Bismarck High School. Fred then moved to Seattle where he worked in the ship yards as a welder. Fred joined the Navy in 1944 and was stationed at Pearl Harbor during WWII, where he was in the submarine corps. He received an honorary discharge in 1946 from the Navy and moved to Milwaukee, where he attended college for one year to be an engineer. Fred moved back to Tuttle in 1947 and was married to LaVon Fern Flech on Feb. 20, 1948. When first back in Tuttle, he delivered bulk fuel, and in 1957, he purchased the Case franchise in Tuttle.
Fred was a lifetime member of the VFW and American Legion. He served on the Tuttle School Board, fire department, town board and was active in several other community organizations. Fred enjoyed hunting, fishing, pinochle, watching and listening to the Minnesota Twins and watching the Minnesota Vikings. Every year he looked forward to all the area turkey shoots, hunting season and ice fishing.
He is survived by his son, Galen (Sheila) Zerr, Tuttle; grandson, James (Beth) Zerr, Gilbert, Ariz.; granddaughter, Kristal (Jason) Kahl, Tucson, Ariz.; great-grandchildren, Jackson, Diem and Freddy Zerr, Gilbert, Ariz.; brothers, Dallas Zerr, Arena, and Allen (Diane) Zerr, Jamestown; sisters, Margie Jansen, Valley City, and Janice Zerr, Albuquerque, N.M.; and sisters-in-law, Edna Zerr, Bismarck, Colleen Zerr, Pick City, Ariz., Gladys Zerr, Detroit Lakes, Minn., and Pearl Zerr, Mandan.
Fred was preceded in death by his wife, LaVon; parents; brothers, Ray, Robert, James, Melvin, Wallace and Ronald; and sisters, Ruby, Denelda, Alice, and Gladys.
Please sign his guest book and share memories at www.dawiseperry.com.
Arrangements are being made with DaWise-Perry Funeral Services, Mandan.