Fremont A. Holmes, 95, of Norwalk, died Tuesday, June 5, 2007, in Fisher-Titus Medical Center.
He was born Feb. 1, 1912, in Benson, Minn. to Floyd and Eunice (Barnes) Holmes, now deceased, and lived most of his life in the Wakeman area. He was a graduate of Fenn College with a mechanical and electrical engineering degree. He was a member of Wakeman Congregational Church and Gibson Lodge 301 F&AM. He was a former volunteer for the Wakeman PTA. He worked for Thew Shovel Company in Lorain and retried from the Cadillac Tank Plant in Cleveland, where he worked on guidance systems for the Minuteman and Polaris missile systems and tool design. He worked as a consultant for Cadillac Tank for several years after his retirement. He enjoyed woodworking, antiques, building grandfather clocks, traveling and vacationing in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan with his family.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Charles E. and Nettie Holmes of Willard; his daughter and son-in-law, Patricia L. and Wayne Smith of Norwalk; three grandchildren; one stepgrand-daughter; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Luella M. Holmes in 1986; his brothers, Harry F. Holmes and Eugene Holmes; and by his sister, Ella McPheters.
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Wakeman Cemetery. The Rev. Edgar Shelley will officiate. Walker Funeral Home, Norwalk, was entrusted with arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Wakeman Community Library, 33 S. Pleasant St., Wakeman, OH 44889.
Condolences may be given at www.edwalkerfuneralhome.com.