Frederic H. Fladd

April 24, 2024

Frederic H. Fladd, 85, formerly of Frankfort, Ind., died April 24, 2024 at Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis.  He was born on June 27, 1938 in Rochester, New York to Harold J. and Grace E. (Minihan) Fladd.  He married Helena “Sis” Smith on June 23, 1979 in Danville, IL and she survives.

Fred was a 1957 graduate of Rochester High School in New York and earned his Bachelor’s degree from Norwich University in Vermont.  He was in the United States Army serving with the 82nd Airborne Division in Fort Bragg, North Carolina from 1961 to 1963 and the 2nd Armored Calvary Regimen in Germany from 1963 to 1965 earning 2 Bronze Stars with Valor for his service in the Vietnam War.  He ended his military career in Northfield, Vermont at Norwich University as an ROTC instructor.  Fred held many managerial positions including Ready Plastics in Vermont, Hoover International in Kentucky, Crellin in Frankfort, National Seal in Frankfort and retiring from Mallory Controls in Frankfort.  He was also the City Street Commissioner for the city of Frankfort.  After retirement, Fred volunteered over five thousand hours at the Roudebush VA Medical Center and started a Vet-to-Vet counseling program in both Frankfort and at the VA Medical Center, along with a patient advocate program.  He was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Frankfort where he was Lector, Eucharist Minister, and managed the church building.  He was on the City Council, Frankfort Main Street, Hot Dog Festival Committee, Knights of Columbus, and Frankfort Country Club.

Visitation and Services

Memorial visitation will be from Noon-2 p.m. Saturday, May 4, 2024 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. A Rosary service will begin at 1 p.m. with the Memorial service with Military Honors beginning at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made in Fred’s honor to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Survived by:

his wife: Sis Fladd of Whitestown, son: John (Debbie) Fladd of Manchester, NH, daughters: Kandy Robinson of Indianapolis and Lena Guest of Buffalo, NY, step-daughters, Kathy (Charles) Richardson of Covington, Kristy (Brian) Johnson of Ridge Farm, IL, brother: Admiral Wirt (Val) Fladd of Goodyear, AZ, grandchildren: Shelbi (Dillon) Mang, Zach Robinson, Harvest Fladd, Eric (Kerri) Burke, Daren (Lachelle) Burke, Keith Burke, James Watkins, JerriAnn (Thomas) Williams, Gordon Turner Jr., Kevin Chaney, Chelsea Johnson and several great-grandchildren.

Preceded by:

his parents, son-in-law Marc Robinson, along with aunts and uncles.


Leave your Condolences

16 Condolences for “Frederic H. Fladd”

  1. Candi Weir April 24, 2024 at 9:39 pm

    My thoughts & prayers are with you in your time of sorrow.. Fred was such a wonderful human & I’m sure he’ll be missed by all those he touched .. Love you Kandy “my second mom”…. Candi

  2. Kim Wiles April 24, 2024 at 11:39 pm

    So sorry for your loss praying for you all. Kim Wiles

  3. Troy B April 25, 2024 at 7:42 am

    Condolences to the Fladd family. I always enjoyed speaking (and laughing) with Fred. He will be missed.

  4. Jenny Smith April 25, 2024 at 8:54 am

    Sis, I am so saddened to be reading Freddie’s obituary. We all loved Fred. He was such a caring man and a big jokester. He will be missed by many. Big hugs and lots of prayers in all the days ahead. RIP Freddie !!!!

  5. Jenny Smith April 25, 2024 at 8:57 am

    Sis, I am so saddened to be reading Freddie’s obituary. He was such a a caring man and a big jokester. Big hugs and lots of prayers in all the days to come. RIP Freddie !!!

  6. Lora B Layton April 25, 2024 at 10:40 am

    Sis, so sorry for your loss. I just lost Bill last month; so I know it’s hard.

  7. Candy Charlesworth April 25, 2024 at 11:48 am

    The condolences and prayers are with you

  8. Marilyn Chittick April 25, 2024 at 5:50 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with the Fladd family. I enjoyed working with him.

  9. Diana L Haughs April 26, 2024 at 12:31 pm

    I worked at Crellin in the office for/with Fred for several years. Fred was a character to say the least but he knew how to run a plant. I truly enjoyed working with Fred. I will always remember him having eye surgery and he asked me to come to the house to put his eye drops in for him. LOL I always admired the way he kept the grounds and facility clean. My sympathy goes out to you and your family.

  10. Michele Alder April 27, 2024 at 10:33 pm

    My condolences to the Fladd family. I worked at Crellin and enjoyed working with Fred, I loved his sense humor and how he ran the plant. My deepest sympathies.

  11. Monica Smith May 1, 2024 at 1:10 pm

    Fred was an amazing man that helped so many people. He will be greatly missed. Fred brought much joy to my entire family. Love and hugs to you all.

  12. Travis and Gina Sheets May 1, 2024 at 6:13 pm

    Sis and family, we know that Fred received a great salute as he entered into Heaven. He was a good friend, always aware of others, and had a heart of gold to serve this country and our community. Fred Fladd is a hero! Much love to you all.

  13. Rachel McGirt May 1, 2024 at 6:28 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Fred was always smiling and joking around. I will be praying for you all. Rest in peace Fred

  14. Bob Binkowski May 3, 2024 at 6:07 pm

    Sorry for your loss Sis. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Bob Binkowski

  15. Beth Keele May 4, 2024 at 11:47 am

    Sis and Kandy, I am deeply sad to hear of Fred’s passing. Please know how much I got along with and loved Fred. He was my friend and will be missed. You have been in my prayers and I will continue to pray for you and especially for Fred. May he rest in peace.

  16. Tee May 9, 2024 at 2:14 pm

    Mr. Fladd was an amazing volunteer at the Veterans Hospital for many years. He always brought a smile to the staff and patient’s faces. We will most certainly miss him.

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