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Frederick D. "Buz" Stelter, 86, of Boyd School Road, Wampum (Shenango Township), passed away Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, at UPMC Jameson Hospital, following an extended illness.
Born April 13, 1931, in Wampum, he was a son of the late Fred D. and Virginia Bowden Stelter.
He was married for 64 years to Florence "Allie" Alden Stelter, as they were married Feb. 26, 1953. She survives.
Fred graduated from Shenango High School.
He served in the Army from 1952 to 1954, being stationed in Korea for 13 months.
He retired in 1993 from Penn Power, where he was the yard supervisor.
He was an active member of the Independent Methodist Church, having served as the chairman of the board of directors, the president of Church Council, and most recently president and chairman emeritus of both.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Fred enjoyed spending time at his camp that he built in Neiltown, Forest County. He also enjoyed traveling, especially to Canada.
In addition to his wife, Allie, survivors include two sons, Fred D. (Lisa) Stelter Jr. of Wampum and James Daniel (Cecile) Stelter of Titusville; sister, Dolores Cox of Pulaski; sister-in-law, Judy Stelter of Wampum; and his granddaughter, Holly Stelter of Cleveland, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Richard and Ronald Stelter.
Visiting hours will be held 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Marshall Funeral Home, 341 Main St., Wampum.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Independent Methodist Church with his pastor, the Rev. Frederick Gilbert, officiating. Military rites will be offered by the New Castle Area Honor Guard.
Interment will follow in Graceland Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Independent Methodist Church, 1921 New Butler Road, New Castle, PA 16101.
Online condolences may be offered at marshallsfh.com.
Published on November 10, 2017
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