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Fredde L. Schertz

March 27, 1945 ~ January 6, 2020 (age 74)


Fredde L. Schertz, 74, of Lowpoint, IL passed away at 11:20 am on Monday, January 6, 2020 at his residence.  He was born on March 27, 1945 in Peoria, IL to Eldon A. and Eileen E. (Bachman) Schertz.

Surviving are his siblings Edward (Irene) Schertz of Cahokia, IL, Mary Schertz of Elkart, IN, Ann Schertz of Cumberland, KY, and Kathryn (David) Kortemeier of Metamora; three nephews; and one niece.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

Fredde was a life long farmer who farmed in the Lowpoint area.  He attended Hesston College in Hesston, Kansas and also DeVry Technical Institute in Chicago.  Fredde was very proud of his service of five years in the Peace Corps in India during the late 1960’s and early 1970’s.

Cremation Rites have been accorded.  A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the Peace Corps, Office of Gifts and Grants Management, 1275 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20526.  Online condolences at


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