Carl F. “Fred” Stotler

July 10, 2022

Carl F. “Fred” Stotler, 74, of Frankfort, died July 10, 2022 at the home of his sister-in-law in Logansport.  He was born October 27, 1947 in Logansport to Melvin H. & Edna Elizabeth (Roland) Stotler.

Fred retired in 2003 from Frito Lay after 23 years.  He had previously worked at Walsh’s TV & McKowns Decorating.  He attended Faith Family Church.

Visitation and Services

A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, July 16, 2022 in Green Lawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Faith Family Church, 508 W. Green St., Frankfort, IN 46041.

Survived by:

Friend of 56 years: Carroll “Smitty” Smith of Frankfort, Brother: Scotty Stotler of Arizona, 2 Sisters: Frances Stotler of Logansport and Roxie Sparks of Monticello, and several nieces and nephews.

Preceded by:

his parents, one brother, Richard and one sister, Opal.


Leave your Condolences

11 Condolences for “Carl F. “Fred” Stotler”

  1. Sherrie Carson July 12, 2022 at 5:58 pm

    Smitty & family,
    So sorry to hear the loss of Fred. He was a great guy. Hugs and Prayers.
    Sherrie Carson

  2. Janet Knox July 13, 2022 at 6:37 am

    Smitty, I am so sad to hear of Fred’s passing. You both were long time neighbors and good friends to my mother and we all appreciated the watchful eye you kept on her and her home. Will always think of Fred as a kind, jovial man you made me laugh with his wit. Know you all are in my thoughts and prayers as the days ahead as you endure his loss.

  3. Carol Good July 13, 2022 at 6:50 am

    Such a kind person

  4. Susie Plunkitt July 13, 2022 at 11:48 am

    Carroll, so sorry for your loss. Can’t imagine seeing you without Fred now. Hang in there!

  5. Rebecca Abbott – Abbott Family July 13, 2022 at 12:02 pm

    Smitty & Family,

    We are deeply sad to hear the passing of Fred. He was such a great man and will be greatly missed by all. We will be thinking of you during this hard time!

  6. Darrell Cole July 14, 2022 at 11:55 am

    With heavy heart I write this condolence. Only known Fred and Smitty since 2012, but no truer friend have I ever had. Will pray every night that God will welcome him into His heavenly realm even to His banquet table. I’ll continue to pray for “Smitty”, that our Heavenly Father, the Only true Consoler will be with Smitty now and forever more. God rest your soul, dear friend.

  7. Karen Shamulus July 14, 2022 at 8:49 pm

    Smitty and all the family. I am so very sorry about your loss of a really kind sweet man. I worked with Fred at Frito for a very long time and my heart aches for the family and especially for you Smitty. Remember he is resting in our Lord and Saviors arms and there is no better place to be. God Bless you all and you are in my prayers.

  8. Phil Gunyon July 15, 2022 at 7:35 am

    Carroll, & family
    My heart sank when hearing your voicemail you left about Fred’s passing. You guys have been a part of my whole life. I’m very grateful for your truck not starting the other day. The good Lord has ways of slowing us down, so we can be where he knows we need to be. Without that, I would not have been able to hang out with you & Fred before I left town. Fred was a great man, he was generous with his kindness, skills, and love with everyone he met. You guys have been a very strong & positive influence on my whole life. From as far back as I can recall, you both where there. From helping me do things for mom, so she didn’t know it was me, to just these past few years, setting & visiting and sharing life stories. Fred, will always have a special place in my heart. Always looked up to him and you. The dynamic duo! Always leading by example. Doing for others.

    Love, hugs & prayers of comfort, peace & strength for you, Ryan & Fred’s family.

    With love and my deepest sympathies.
    Phil Gunyon

  9. Chris Lee July 15, 2022 at 2:34 pm

    So sorry for your loss! I’m thankful for having known Fred. Always made me feel like family!

  10. Janet Fisher November 28, 2022 at 1:48 pm

    Smitty, I did not know that Fred had passed away until I saw his name in the program at the Memorial Tree service. My dad and brother both passed away in May and that is why we were at the service. Ed and I are so sorry to hear of his passing. Fred was such a kind person. I am thankful the two of you befriended Ed when he first moved to Frankfort from Pennsylvania and were part of our wedding ceremony. We both have fond memories of you guys. I hope you are doing okay and have found some peace and comfort. Janet and Ed Fisher

  11. Rick McDonald May 14, 2023 at 2:11 pm

    Smitty…..I was thinking about Fred today and how much I enjoyed working with him at Frito. I googled him and came across this post. I didn’t realize he had passed until I saw it. Hopefully the time since his passing has left you with memories of all the good times. My most sincere condolences.

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