Fred Franklin Focht, 90, of Waynesfield, passed away on Thursday, June 19, 2014, at Auglaize Acres in Wapakoneta.
Fred was born on Jan. 31, 1924, in Wayne Township, Auglaize County, Ohio, to the late Floyd L. and Hazel Morris Focht. He was also preceded in death by three sisters, Ruth Tussing Richardson, Georgia Mason and Eileen Smith; three brothers, Richard Focht, Fred’s twin, Ted Focht, and Ray Focht; seven brothers-in-law, Wilson Tussing, Dick Richardson, Ed Mason, Roy Davisson, Herbert Hogan, Richard Hatfield and Ralph Smith; and a sister-in-law, Patricia Focht.
On Jan. 3, 1954, he married the former Beverly Fogt in Bellefontaine, and she survives along with two children, Jennifer (Dan) Harpster, of Waynesfield, and Jeffrey (Liz) Focht, of Lima; two granddaughters, Deborah (Josh) Correa, of Placentia, Calif., and Sarah (Danny) Schoeffler, of Garfield Heights, Ohio; two great-granddaughters, Emri Schoeffler and Cyan Correa; three sisters, Lena Davisson, Virginia Hogan and Charlotte Hatfield; and many nieces and nephews.
Fred was a 1942 graduate of Wayne-Goshen High School. He was a United States Army veteran of World War II and retired Dairy Farmer. He was a member of Waynesfield United Methodist Church and Miami Valley Milk Producers Association. He formerly served on the Auglaize County Dairy Service Board and Wayne Township Zoning Committee.
Jean Horn will begin a memorial service at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, June 26, 2014, at Shoffstall Funeral Home, Main Chapel, 205 S. Main St., Lakeview, with visitation from 4 p.m. until services. Inurnment will be in Walnut Hill Cemetery, New Hampshire, OH, at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given in his name to Auglaize Acres or an organization of the donor’s choice.
Arrangements are in the care of Shoffstall Funeral Home, Lakeview. Condolences may be expressed at shoffstallfuneralhome.com.