Fredrick Albert “Fred” Archer, age 88, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, November 25, 2018 at Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He hasn’t been able to walk since September 2016 after a fall, breaking his back and then in January, he fell and broke his left hip. Fred was born on February 3, 1930 in Emerson, Iowa to Willie and Elsie (Lang) Archer. Fred was a part of a large family, with 8 brothers and 9 sisters. One brother died, and one sister died in infancy. Fred was baptized in the Christian Church. His talent involved lawn mowers for 50 years. Before that he worked in maintenance.
He married Lois Louise (Wilson) Archer on December 20, 1950. They had two daughters Jacqueline (Jacquie) Louise and Lorraine Annette. They lost Lois in 2000 to cancer.
Fred married Mary Lou (Terry) Archer in February 2010. They lived in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Fred was preceded in death by his infant brother Kelbert (1926), infant sister Wilma (1934), his father Willie (1976), mother Elsie (1988), brothers: Cecil (1991), Clarence (2002), Francis (2010), James (2013), Adrian (2018) sisters: Creola (2009), Marjorie (2012) Erma (2015), Darlene (2015).
He is survived by his daughter Lorraine (Keith) Narmi and three grandchildren, and many great grandchildren, his wife Mary Lou, brothers Kenny (Norma) Archer and Dean Archer, sisters Evelyn (Marc) Weigelt, Ocle Sadler, Faye (Al) Selk, and Wanda (Don) Kuhlman.
Visitation was held November 29, 2018 at Logan Memorial Chapel in Logan. Funeral Services were November 30, 2018 at the Christian Church in Logan, the Pastor Rusty Hedger and Chaplain Dennis Shea officiated.
Musical selections were “The Old Rugged Cross”, “In the Garden”, “Take My Hand Precious Lord”, “You’ll Never Walk Alone”, “Rejoice, Rejoice” and “Happy Trails”.
Honorary Bearers were Harold Cox, Bob Cox, and Rodney Cox. Casket Bearers were Steve Archer, Jerry Archer, David Weigelt, Scott Selk, Bruce Archer, Dan Archer, Chris Cox, and Evan Jones.
Final resting place is the ValleyViewCemetery in Persia.