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Fred Lennon

October 18, 1934 ~ April 22, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old
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Frederick William Lennon, age 88, of Kendallville, passed away at home on Saturday, April 22, 2023. Fred was born in Toledo, Ohio to the late Thomas A. Lennon and Claire Theresa (Scheetz) Lennon. He graduated from Catholic High School in Toledo, Ohio in 1953 and proudly joined the United States Coast Guard where he honorably served his country until 1958. Fred went on to earn a degree in mechanical engineering. He attended Toledo University, Tri State College in Angola, Purdue University and Ivy Tech in Fort Wayne. He married Hope Ann Vachon on June 14, 1995 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Kendallville. Fred was an active member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He also was a member of the American Legion Post 86 and VFW Post 2749. 

He was a devoted husband of 28 years to Hope Lennon of Kendallville.
An exceptional father to his two sons and their wives, Sean and Heather Lennon of Davisburg, Michigan and Matthew and Toni Lennon of Auburn, Indiana.
A loving stepfather to:
Stepdaughter, Deb and Ken Ramey of Kendallville.
Stepdaughter, Katrina and Tyler Chrisman of Auburn.
Stepdaughter, Aimee and Rex Swank of Russiaville, Indiana.
Stepdaughter, Brenda Arnett of Kendallville.
Stepson, Walter and Melinda Gadomski of Fort Wayne.
He was the best grandfather to Nick, Zach, and Tabitha Lennon; Nicholas, Allegra and Drew Ramey; Zachary and Will Chrisman; Ryan, Derek and Alex Swank; Nate and Taylor Arnett; Samantha Gadomski and 10 great grandchildren.
Fred was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Claire Lennon; his first wife, Joyce M. (McQuillen) Lennon; his sister, Mary Lennon; his brother and sister-in-law, Tom and Dean Lennon; and Hope’s son, Edward O. Gadomski.

Visitation will be held Monday, April 24, 2023 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM at Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, April 25, 2023 at 10:00 AM at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Kendallville with Fr. J. Steele officiating the mass.
Burial with military honors will take place at Lake View Cemetery in Kendallville.
Casket bearers will be Sean Lennon, Matthew Lennon, Nicholas Ramey, Zachary Chrisman, Andrew Ramey, Nathan Arnett, William Chrisman and Michael Holloway.
Honorary casket bearers will be Zachary Lennon E5, Nicholas Lennon E5, Ryan Swank, Derek Swank and Alex Swank. 
Memorial donations may be made in Fred’s name to Muscular Dystrophy Association. 

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Mass of Christian Burial
April 25, 2023

10:00 AM
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
301 East Diamond Street
Kendallville, IN 46755


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