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Frederick Ervin "Fred"  Latshaw

Frederick Ervin "Fred" Latshaw
  • November 6, 1943 - July 25, 2017
  • Battle Creek, Michigan
  • 20th Street Church of Christ
    122 North 20th Street
    Battle Creek, MI 49015
  • Wattles Park Men's Club
    13166 Eleven Mile Road
    Ceresco, MI 49033

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“I grew up going to school with Rol and his brothers graduating from Pennfield with Rol in 1966. The Latshaw boys were like brothers to me with their...Read More »
1 of 20 | Posted by: Chuck Hobbs - Battle Creek, MI

“Joanna: May my heart felt condolences be with you and all others of the Latshaw family. I always enjoyed playing Golf with Fred. Sincerely, Ken...Read More »
2 of 20 | Posted by: Ken Roebuck - Battle Creek, MI

“Joann and Family, I am so sorry to hear of Fred's passing. One of my favorite times with Fred was when he took me and Tony to the race track in...Read More »
3 of 20 | Posted by: Roe Millard - Palm Beach Gardens, FL

“Joann, I am so sorry to hear of Fred's passing. God Bless you and your family and may he comfort you in this time of sadness. I am here for you...Read More »
4 of 20 | Posted by: Rosalee Holt - Battle Creek, MI

5 of 20 | Posted by: JOE & CLARA HALDER - BURLINGTON, MI

“We so enjoyed your company and are thankful that we got to know you in our Sebring, Florida neighborhood. You are one of a kind with a love of golf...Read More »
6 of 20 | Posted by: John and Carol Chappel - MI

7 of 20 | Posted by: KELLEY - OH

“Jo & family, We are so very sorry to here of Fred's passing & want you yo know you are in our prayers & thoughts at this time. ”
8 of 20 | Posted by: Digger & Diane Jones - MI

“Joanna, we all had great times playing cards and just getting together in Florida. Fred made a great golfing partner and was a great card player and...Read More »
9 of 20 | Posted by: Tom Rockola - Family Friend

“Joann, We are so sorry to hear of Fred's passing. I have fond memories of Fred from school and at Kellogg's. He will be greatly missed. ”
10 of 20 | Posted by: Paula & Keith Swan - Land O Lakes, FL

“So sorry for the loss of Fred we were partners in a lot of golf games ”
11 of 20 | Posted by: les Campbell - Sebring, FL

“Worked with Fred ar Golf Hammock a few years ago, such a nice man, was a wonderful starter and ranger, was great at settling people when they were...Read More »
12 of 20 | Posted by: Susan Ellison - Sebring, FL

“Fred was such a great person always there if you needed something or help my love and prayers to Joanna and family he will be missed ”
13 of 20 | Posted by: Louise Chapman - East Leroy, MI

“I am so sorry and saddened to hear about Fred. Recall fun times with you both when in Florida....Fred always had a ready smile . I wish I had words...Read More »
14 of 20 | Posted by: Mary - FL

“Joanne and Tony, We have a lot of good memories of Fred. Going way back when our children were young and in later years at Kellogg events. Such a...Read More »
15 of 20 | Posted by: Sandi and Jerry Nowicki - MI

“Fred will be greatly missed. I am thankful for his friendship and hospitality at his Florida home. ”
16 of 20 | Posted by: Carolyn Taylor-Haroff - MI

“Dear Joanna, Ron and I are so deeply sorry for your loss. Fred was an amazing man and always brought a smile and a laugh to most every situation. I...Read More »
17 of 20 | Posted by: Dee Herges - Wausau, WI - Friend

“Joanna, I'm sorry about Fred, I will remember him as always smiling and laughing. LoveBecky and Steve ”
18 of 20 | Posted by: Rebecca Creaton - Ontario, NY

“Joanna I'm so sorry to get this news. Sandra and my prayers are with you. I'm extremely happy that I can call Fred my friend. The best thought is...Read More »
19 of 20 | Posted by: Roger Giegerich - Sebring

“Joann, so sorry to hear of your loss. Fred was a wonderful guy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Mary Goheen & Patti Dowding ”
20 of 20 | Posted by: Mary Goheen - Battle Creek, MI

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Frederick E. Latshaw, 73, of Battle Creek died in Grand Rapids at Meijer Heart Center / Spectrum Butterworth on Tuesday, July 25, 2017.

Fred was born November 6, 1943 in Boise, Idaho to Richard Clyde and Della May (Green) Latshaw. He grew up in Battle Creek and was a 1962 graduate of Pennfield High School. He then honorably served his country in the U.S. Navy. Fred retired from the Processing Department at the Kellogg Company in 1996, after 31 years.

Fred was formerly married to Zoann Hodgins. Fred married Joanna Kay Uldriks on April 18, 1980. Surviving are his wife, Joanna; son, Anthony W. Latshaw of Battle Creek; two daughters, Alicia Davis and Amy (Mike) Green both of Battle Creek; eight grandchildren, Alexis Latshaw, Kendal Latshaw, Chaz Rodriquez, Jacqara Jackson, Damara Jackson, Sara (Brandon McElhenie) Roberts, Brooke Roberts, and Austin Roberts; two great-grandchildren, Julian Bennett and Anna Barletta; his mother, Della M. Latshaw of Battle Creek; two brothers, Dennis (Diane) Latshaw and Roland (Barbara) Latshaw both of Battle Creek; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and their families. Fred was preceded in death by his father; a son, Todd Ronald Latshaw and a brother, Gary Latshaw.

Fred was a member of 20th Street Church of Christ in Battle Creek and Whispering Pines Baptist Church in Sebring, Florida. After Fred retired he took up golf. Since then he has brought his father, brothers and son into the game of golf and they became very competitive golfers. Fred worked as a starter, ranger and wore numerous hats at Gull Lake View Golf Course in Augusta and Golf Hammock in Sebring. He loved to travel, include golf in his travel plans and collected golf balls from each course he played. Fred was an avid motorcycle rider. He rode his motorcycle to every state in the Continental United States and planned detailed trips for groups of motorcycle riders that included mostly Kellogg employees. Fred enjoyed spending his winters in Sebring, Florida. He was a competitive athlete and coach. He loved coaching baseball for the Wattles Park Men's Club. He was a handyman by nature and always went out of his way to help someone out. He adored his family and his welcoming mat was permanently out for neighbors and friends. He was competitive, resourceful, straightforward, and on his soft side he was known as "Freddy bear".

Friends will be received on Sunday, August 6, 2017 from 2:00-4:30 p.m. at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care in Battle Creek. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort, 7417 North 38th Street, Augusta, MI 49012 at 11:00 a.m. Monday, August 7, 2017.

Memorial contributions in memory of Fred may be made to 20th Street Church of Christ, 122 North 20th Street, Battle Creek, MI 49015 or Wattles Park Men's Club, 13166 Eleven Mile Rd., Ceresco, MI 49033. Personal messages for the family may be placed here at