Fredric P. Omsted

Sept. 14, 1930 – Aug. 15, 2013

Fredric P. Omsted, 82, of Oconomowoc, passed away Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, at Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital with his loving wife and nieces by his side. Fred was born Sept. 14, 1930, the son of Rolf and Ruth (Palmer) Omsted.

In April 1963, Fred was united in marriage at St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church to the former Doris E. Ball. He had served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Fred loved his job as a draftsman at the Ladish Corp., where he had been employed for 50 years. Fred was a member of St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. He loved sports and was an avid Packers fan. He took great pride in his yard and flower garden. Fred also enjoyed feeding birds, squirrels and loved dogs. He always had a treat for them in his pocket when he visited friends and family. Fred enjoyed participating in many, many family activities.

Fred is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Doris. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and -nephews, great-great-nieces and nephews and great-greatgreat nieces. Fred had a special place in his heart for nieces Debbie, Sandy, Terri, Tami, Jamie and Lexa. All his nieces adored their “Uncle Fred” and said frequently how he was always there for them. He was a godfather to Steve Johnson, Tanya (Johnson) Westover, Jamie Kresnak and Lisa (Strahan) Szydlowski.

Fred was preceded in death by his parents, Rolf and Ruth Omsted; a niece, Jane; and a sister, Martha Inda.

The visitation for Fred will be held from 3 p.m. until the 5 p.m. service Saturday, Aug. 17, at St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 424 Hyde Park Ave., Waukesha. The Rev. Andy Fetters will be officiating. Private interment will take place Monday, Aug. 19.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in honor of Fred may be given to the American Lung Association of Wisconsin, 13100 W. Lisbon Road, Suite 700, Brookfield, WI 53005.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For the online obituary or to leave a condolence, please visit
www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com, or call 542-6609.