Frederick A. Chapman
BLOOMINGTON - Frederick A. Chapman, 85, of Bloomington, died at 6:39 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016, at Heritage Manor in Bloomington. There will be a funeral service for Fred 10:30 a.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church in Normal. The Rev. Larry Gaylord will officiate. There will be a visitation 5-7 p.m. today at the church as well as 10-10:30 a.m. Friday. Interment will be in Park Hill Cemetery in Bloomington. Military rites will be performed by the Bloomington-Normal American Legion Honor Guard. Fred was born Oct. 29, 1930, in Bluffs, to Frederick Ernest and Vita Anna Marie Mueller Chapman. He married Joan Kooy on June 27, 1959, in Lansing, Illinois. She survives. He was preceded in death by two siblings, Charles Ernest Chapman and Gladys Paddock. Fred proudly served his country in the United States Army. He was a teacher for 30 years in the central Illinois area. Later he was in advertising sales for the Newton Manufacturing Company until he retired in 2015. He was a member at First Presbyterian Church in Normal. He was also active in the American Passion Play for 35 years and a member of the Illinois retired Teachers Association. Fred was a lifelong St. Louis Cardinal fan. Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church or to the American Arthritis Foundation. Online condolences may be left at calvertmemorial.com.
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