Fred was born on May 25, 1949 in Monroe, Wisc. to the late Frank and Mabel (Affolter) Searles. He married on Nov. 16, 2007 in Huntington, to Jennie Lu (Hudson) Mock, she survives.
Fred was a 1967 graduate of Broadhead High School in Broadhead, Wisconsin. He worked for General Motors for 41 years, with his last 25 years in Fort Wayne, and retired in 2008.
He is survived by his wife Jennie Lu Searles of Mentone, a son Michael and wife Teri Searles of Decatur, a daughter Leslie and husband Jason Burns of Decatur, a grandchildren Skyler Brown, Elias Searles, and Ella Searles, a sister Heidi and husband Mark Updike of Monticello, Wisconsin, and a brother Tim and wife Julie Searles of Broadhead, Wisconsin.
He was preceded in death by his parents Frank and Mabel Searles.
The funeral service will be at noon, Monday, Nov. 2, at King Memorial Home 101 North Tucker Street Mentone, with Pastor Duane Kline officiating.
The interment will take place in the Mentone Cemetery, Mentone, Indiana.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon, Monday, Nov. 2, at King Memorial Home, Mentone.
The family requests masks to be worn for all who are in attendance at the funeral services for Mr. Searles.