Fred Leonard Pezold

March 26, 1936 ~ October 3, 2019 (age 83)


Fred Leonard "Lenny" Pezold, 83, of Walshville,
died Thursday 5:55 a.m. (October 3, 2019) peacefully
at home surrounded by his family
Born, March 26, 1936 in Jennings, MO. the
oldest of 9 children.  Born to Fred & Celine (Aubuchon) Pezold..
Fred married Loretta (Gruenloh) on May 18, 1957 in Florissant, MO.
He is survived by Loretta, his wife of 62 years.  In 1963, Fred & Loretta moved to their farm in Walshville.
Fred attended Holy Cross Catholic School in Baden, MO.
He is a member of St. John Paul II Catholic Church, Mt. Olive, IL.
Fred is survived by nine children, Kenny Pezold of Sorento; 
Diane Spinner of  Litchfield;  Charles (Robin) Pezold  of  Litchfield; 
Teresa Thiessen of Litchfield;   Wayne (Angie) Pezold  of  Litchfield;
Larry (Dawn) Pezold  of  Litchfield; Linda (Brian) Metz of Normal;
Doug (Jenny) Pezold of Walshville; and Cheryl (Kyle) Frerichs of Litchfield.
Fred also has 26 grandchildren - Brett Pezold
Mollee (Ali) Pezold,  Dee (Brian) Leitschuh, Renee (Trent) Laughlin, Dana (Tyson)
Holshouserr. Ryan (Brittany) Pezold,  Kelsey (Michael) Baldwin,
Cassandra (Chris) Roach, Valerie (Josh) Cain,
Eric (Jamie) Ernst, Jennifer (Jake) Fleming,
Kevin (Tiffany) Pezold , Kyle Pezold,  Katie (Brian) McIntyre,
Jake (Casey) Pezold , Sara (Will) Houk, Staci Roper,
Paige Metz, Austin Metz, Brittney (Dane) Fletcher,
Logan (Shawna) Pezold, Brooke Pezold, Emily Frerichs, Abby
Frerichs,. He was also survived by 26 great grandchildren.
He is survived by his siblings, Bill (Sandi) Pezold, Jack (JoRhee) Pezold, Celine Livingston, Tom Pezold, Ralph (Nancy) Pezold, and Viola Gruenloh (sister-in-law) & Paul (Lore) Gruenloh (brother-in-law).
Fred is preceded in death by his parents, brothers David and Mark Pezold, sister Shirley Siebels,
brothers-in-law George Siebels, Steve Livingston; and Mel Gruenloh; sister-in-law Sarah Pezold, son-in-law Mike Spinner; and grandson Layton Pezold.
Fred was a devout Catholic who spent his entire life farming
and, in recent years, loved hauling grain in his semi.  He enjoyed traveling and collecting tractors
and especially loved spending time with family.
Visitation:   Tuesday  October 8, 2019   4:00 - 8:00 p.m.  St. John Paul II Catholic Church, Mt. Olive, IL 
 ROSARY:  7:45 P.M. led by Father  Thomas Hagstrom  Visitation on Wednesday,  October 9,  9:30 - 10:30 a.m.  at the church.
Funeral Mass:  11:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 9, 2019 St. John Paul II Catholic Church, Mt. Olive.
Clergy: Father Thomas Hagstrom / Father Larry Anschutz
Burial:  Holy Trinity Cemetery, Mt. Olive, IL.
Memorials:  Holy Trinity Cemetery / Masses/  Pezold Strong Memorial Scholarship
Lunch:  for family and friends will be served at St. John Paul II Hall by the Altar and Rosary Society.
Becker & Son Funeral Home, Mt. Olive is in charge of arrangements.

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October 8, 2019

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saint John Paul II Parish
705 east Main Street
Mt. Olive, IL 62069

Funeral Mass
October 9, 2019

11:00 AM
Saint John Paul II Parish
705 east Main Street
Mt. Olive, IL 62069

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