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Fred P. Wangler

September 26, 1932 - September 10, 2020

Fred P. Wangler of Westminster, Texas passed away on September 10, 2020 at the age of 87. He was born on September 26, 1932 to Peter and Hannah (Schwab) Wangler in Rugby, North Dakota.  Fred married Ida Irene Bachmeier on June 21, 1954 in North Dakota.  He proudly served his country in the United States Army and retired as Command Sargeant Major.  Fred enjoyed riding horses and showing Tennessee Walkers. 

He is survived by his children, Robert, Renae and husband, Al, Roger and wife, Sia, and Ron; grandchildren, Yvette, Michelle, Tamara, Rocky, Candice, and Alec; great-grandchildren, Alexis, Christianna, Avak, Ariela, Charleigh, and Justus; sisters Evangeline Bakken, Bernadine Meckle, Delores Willison and Beverly Wangler; and numerous other loving family and friends.

Fred was preceded in death by his wife, Irene Wangler and parents, Peter and Hannah Wangler; and brother Peter Wangler.

In support of our local, state, and federal govt including CDC directives and to protect the physical health, safety and well-being of our community, only a limited number of guests will be allowed to attend the Funeral Service.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, September 18, 2020 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas, and will also be live streamed on the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Facebook page and a recorded video will be available following the funeral service on Fred’s obituary page.

However, when the maximum number of guests are reached, those who would like to honor Fred and show their support to his family may remain at the funeral home in your vehicle, where you can watch the live streamed service on your personal device (laptop, tablet or smartphone) or listen through a designated FM radio channel.

A “come and go” visitation will be held 30 minutes prior to the funeral at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home. Only a limited number of guests will be allowed to enter the funeral home facility at any one time to maintain social distancing.

Following the funeral service, a procession will make its way to Ridgeview Memorial Park for a committal service where all are invited to attend the committal service maintaining social distancing or you may remain in your vehicle. You will be able to listen to the service through speakers set up at the gravesite.

Facebook livestreaming link https://www.facebook.com/TurrentineJacksonMorrow/videos/242700797145462

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I don't remember a time when Grandpa Fred wasn't smiling or happy. He had a positive outlook on life and brought that upon those who surrounded him. He helped bring friends and family together and his legacy will live on forever. I will always cherish all of the memories we shared. Love you, Papa Fred.
Alec Stensland, September 18, 2020
We are so sorry to hear of Fred's passing. He was one of the first people we met when we moved out here back in the eighties. He stopped to see if we wanted to sell some of the hay we were bailing. He will be missed. Terri and Dave Tupman, September 18, 2020 So sorry for your loss, Ron. Praying for you and your family during this time. Linda Caballero, September 17, 2020 I am sorry for the loss of your dad. I have so many fun memories of him. I remember when you all would come home to Minot in the summer and your folks and my (rose and sebby) they would sit and play cards and laugh half the night. I am so glad that we got to spend time with him and ronnie last summer. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. donna (Kirchofner) Tim Gagne, September 16, 2020 My most sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one, Fred. He was a great guy and Terri and Dave Tupman and I had MANY great dinners out together. We even got Fred to eat an enchilada and not have a chicken fried steak at El Fenix ;-) He will be greatly missed by all. Diane Bryn , September 16, 2020 You will be missed so much it was so good to see you one last time when you came to rugby rip uncle freddy Mary Meckle, September 16, 2020 Prayers for peace and comfort for you all. Fred was a good man with a great smile. He had a special gleam in his eyes that showed his sweet spirit. Always the conversations when we saw him. He will be missed. Tammy and Tuna Tammy Grisolia and Charles ‘Tuna’ Lynch, September 15, 2020 God bless all his love ones with strength through this difficult time. Esmeralda Figueroa, September 15, 2020 Fred was such a good man. I'm so glad I had the pleasure of knowing him. I'm so sorry for your loss. I'll be praying for the family. Jonna Hunt , September 15, 2020 Sorry for your loss. Praying for your family. Carol Chapman, September 15, 2020 Words feel so empty compared to how much you meant to me...to us. You were my hero. The one I always looked up to and could count on. You never let anything stand in in your way. Life is going to be so much harder without you Poppy Fred but I know your looking out for us and will straighten us out if needed. We love you kiss Granny Irene for me.
Candice Crow , September 15, 2020
I was so glad to see uncle Fred last summer when they made there trip to Minot. Fred was such a great dancer and I have so many fond memories of him, when he cam to Minot for Darlene's wedding and uncle Ben and Fred stayed at our house downstairs, they cackled like a bunch of chickens all night long....omg did we laugh just listening to them. RIP my dear uncle and hold Irene tight!!! Darcy (Kirchofner) and Marvin Duchsherer, September 15, 2020 Our thoughts & prayers are with the family during this time. You are all blessed to have had such a wonderful Father & Grandfather. Our deepest Sympathy & Condolences to the Family & Friends.! James & Nanci Brown, September 13, 2020 Dad was the best!!! Renae Stensland, September 13, 2020 Thinking of you all at this time and wishing we could be there to celebrate Fred's life with you. I am so glad he made it here last summer for a visit. Ron and I for sure will be down next year and hopefully we can get Lucia and Rich to come with us as well. All our prayers to you all. Therese and Ron Wangler, September 13, 2020 My dearest neighbor for fourteen years. He was a wonderful mentor to my two grandsons and we would not have been able to make it without our St. Fred. The blessings Fred brought to our family are truly Heaven sent. The world was a much better place with Fred in it. Laura. Taylor, September 13, 2020 Bobby, Renae, Roger, and Ronnie I am so sorry for the loss of your father. I have great memories of Uncle Fred and will cherish them. He is now with his love of his life Aunt Irene and may they again dance together in heaven. Rest in peace Uncle Fred. Diana Niess, September 13, 2020 Grandpa was such a great man and an amazing grandpa. I was so lucky to have him in my life. I will miss him so much. Dad married Mom when Yvette was 3 and I was 1. And yet, he and Grandma always covered Yvette and me in love and never made us feel like “step-grandkids” — because we weren’t. We were their granddaughters through and through. I will always remember Grandpa’s smile. It has always been one of his most endearing features to me. Or how he always told me he loved me...even in these last few years when I know he didn’t always remember who I was...he always knew he loved me. I love you too, Grandpa...and always will. Thank you for being such an amazing grandpa to me and an amazing great-grandpa to Christianna.
Michelle Reynolds, September 12, 2020
Fred was a great neighbor & friend. We lived close for several years & he will be greatly missed. Don & Linda Eaves, September 11, 2020