ERLANGER, Fred E. 78, of Springboro, Ohio formerly of Springfield, Ohio died peacefully in his sleep at 1:45 a.m. Friday, December 24, 2010 in his residence surrounded by his loving family.
He was born December 16, 1932 in Guntersblum, Germany to Lothar and Minna (Heiss) Erlanger.
Fred retired in 1994 as an industrial engineer from Navistar after 30 years of service.
He graduated from Mt. Vernon High School, attended Wittenberg University, and was a U.S. Air Force Korean Conflict Veteran.
Fred enjoyed traveling, many forms of physical exercise, but especially loved spending time with his wife, his children and grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Robby (Curry); five children and spouses, Vicky (Bob) Erlanger Vollmer, Springboro, OH, Steve (Elaine) Erlanger, Vero Beach, FL, Linda Erlanger Dolan, Springboro, OHIO, Lana (Tom) Mitchell, Plano, TX and Craig (Leigh Ann) Erlanger, Mt. Laurel, NJ; eleven grandchildren, Michael Whip, Matthew and Austin Erlanger, Chad Dolan, Trey, Leah, Jenna and Faith Mitchell, Seth, Jered and Ryan Erlanger. Three sisters, Hannalore Jewell, Van Nuys, CA, Margo Waddell, Mt. Vernon, OHIO and Essie Tarbis, Fairfield, OHIO; a brother, Ed (Evelyn) Erlanger, Columbus, OHIO; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends may call in the CONROY FUNERAL HOME from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Cremation to follow.
Published in the Springfield News-Sun from 12/26/2010 - 12/27/2010