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Frederick Whitt

Frederick Whitt

November 5, 1927 - December 20, 2020
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Obituary

Frederick W. “Fred” Whitt, Jr. passed away Sunday, December 20, 2020 at his home. He was born on November 5, 1927 in Omaha, NE to Frederick and Vivian (Duhigg) Whitt, Sr.

Fred graduated high school, attended the FBI Academy, and received a Management Certification from Northwestern University. He served with the U.S. Marines during the end of WWII. He continued to serve in the National Guard for 10 years. Frederick married LaVerna Barber on November 5, 1948 in Fremont, Nebraska.

Frederick was the Fremont Chief of Police from 1967 to 1981 when he retired. He was a member of First Christian Church, Toastmaster’s, Police Officer’s Association of NE. (Serving as President in the late 1960’s), Kiwanis, and Small Business Association mentoring program. Fred was dedicated to his family and his community; he founded the Law Enforcement Exchange Program; he was responsible for bringing the first ambulance to Fremont and helped establish the first Humane Society in Fremont. He enjoyed woodworking and gifted multiple friends with furniture pieces.

Frederick, Jr. is survived by his wife of over 70 years, LaVerna; daughters; Diana (Ted) Smalley of Edmond, OK, Edith Whitt of Bennington, NE; brothers, Harold (Pat) Whitt of Lake Havasu, AZ, Richard Whitt of Greenbelt, MD; sister Sharon (Jimmy) Jordan of Fredericksburg, VA; 3 grandchildren, Nick Smalley, Troy Smalley, and Sarah (Nick) Bruner; 2 great grandchildren, NJ Bruner and Clark Bruner.

He was preceded in death by his parents; step-father, Harold Mortenson; son, Neal Claude; sister, Shirley Whitt.

Funeral Service is 10:30 AM, Monday, December 28, 2020 at Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont, NE. Visitation at Moser’s is Sunday from 4-8 PM. Burial will be at Woodland Cemetery in North Bend.

Memorial may be directed to The Dodge County Humane Society, or to a children’s charity of your choice.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday December 27, 2020 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Sunday December 27, 2020 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Moser Memorial Chapel Funeral & Cremation Services @ Fremont
    Address
    2170 N Somers Ave.
    FREMONT, NE 68025
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  • Service

    Monday December 28, 2020 | 10:30am
    When
    Monday December 28, 2020 10:30am
    Location
    Moser Memorial Chapel Funeral & Cremation Services @ Fremont
    Address
    2170 N Somers Ave.
    FREMONT, NE 68025
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  • Interment

    Location
    Woodland Cemetery
    Address
    NORTH BEND, NE
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Janice Bright

Posted at 12:43pm
Our sincere sympathy to Di and the Witt family. I remember stories about your Dad and they bring me smiles. God rest his soul and give His peace to all the family. With love and prayers, Duane and Janice Bright
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Connie Janecek

Posted at 08:58pm
Our deepest sympathy to the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Former Fremont Police Officer and Retired Knox County Sheriff Jim Janecek and Connie Janecek
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All our love, David & Rachel Spurgeon & JoAnn

Posted at 06:32pm
Thank you for many wonderful memories and for sharing your amazing Papa with all of us. With our deepest sympathy, we are always here for you.
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Mike Miller

Posted at 02:06pm
So sorry to hear of your loss. Due to just recovering from the covid19 virus I am not going to be able to make the visitation or funeral service, but you have my sincere condolences. Mike Miller
 
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Diana Smalley Posted at 05:06pm

So sorry to hear you have been ill but glad you are on the road to recovery. We certainly understand and appreciate your kind thoughts. Fred Whitt’s family.
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Sr. Claudia Ward, RSM

Posted at 11:09pm
Dear Di and family, I am so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. May Frederick Rest In Peace and enjoy his Heavenly Reward!!! Holding you all specially in my prayers! God’s blessings, Sr. Claudia Ward, RSM
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