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Fredrick Lynn Combites

May 28, 1951 ~ June 2, 2017 (age 66)

Fredrick Lynn Combites, 66, of Colchester passed away on June 2, 2017 at 12:20 p.m. at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb with the love of his life, Marvin and his sister, Deann by his side.

He was born on May 28, 1951 in Avon to Donald D. and Viviene M. Nelson Combites. He married Marvin Phelps on October 13, 2016 in Macomb. He survives.

Also surviving are three sisters, Judith Von Holt of Wyaconda, Missouri, Sylvia Schoonover of Bushnell and Deann Combites of Adair and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; mother-in-law, Mrs. Phelps; one brother, Phillip Combites, two sisters, Avis Carter and Mary Sanderson; one niece and two nephews.

Fredrick was a graduate of Bushnell-Prairie City High School. He was a Army veteran serving during the Vietnam War era. He was employed at Western Illinois University retiring in 2010.

Fred was a special person, who enjoyed spoiling the love of his life, especially trying new recipes and baking. He was a lover of nature enjoying flowers, birds and spending time at Argyle Lake.

At Fred’s request, no services will be held. Cremation rites have been accorded. Burial of ashes will be held at a later date in Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester.

Fred requested that in lieu of flowers that memorials be made in his memory.

Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb is in charge of arrangements.


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