Sheboygan Sun Newspaper

Fred J. Dekanich

Fred J. Dekanich, 55, of Sheboygan passed away on July 27, 2018 at Sharon S. Richardson Hospice after a short battle with lung cancer. Fred was employed for many years by Dick Nelesen Furniture and Bedding Company, owner of Furniture Outlet and most recently assistant manager at Big Lots. He enjoyed the outdoors including hunting, trap shooting, and fishing. Fred’s biggest passion was auto racing with team 60 Anderson Racing and being pit crew chief. He will be remembered for his big heart and jolly disposition. Many people were touched by Fred’s giving and friendly nature during his many years in retail.

Loving husband of Nicole, dear brother of Betsy Carolfi (Don Stephenson), Luke (Janice) Dekanich, Herbert Suchalla, and Eileen Dekanich. Dear uncle of Missy (Kirby) Griese, Mike Suchalla, Ben (Liz) Dekanich, and Jennifer (Greg) Rothe. He will also be missed by his brothers- and sisters-in-law. Preceded in death by his parents, Lucas and Delores, Sister Dianne Suchalla, Brother Robert, and father- and mother-in-law John and Barbara Darmek. 

He will be greatly missed by his furry felines Flower, Max and Sammy. Fred was reunited with Snuggles, Tigger, Tabby and Buster.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at Zimmer’s Westview Funeral and Cremation Care Center (Hwy 42 & JJ, Howards Grove) with Kim Anderson officiating. Friends may call on Wednesday at the funeral home, from 5:00 p.m. until the time of service. Please visit to sign the guestbook.

Fred’s family would like to thank Dr. H. Marshall Matthews and staff, Dr. Michael Johnson and staff, and the entire staff at Sharon S. Richardson Hospice. His dear friends Michael and Kim Anderson, Tom Gessler, Richard Nelesen and Michele Vogel.

Services Rendered by: Zimmer Funeral Home

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