Frederick "Fred" L. Shifflett Jr.
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Frederick “Fred” L. Shifflett Jr., age 57, of Marengo, passed away Friday, August 6, 2021, at Lantern Park Specialty Care in Coralville from a sudden diagnosis of cancer. He fought a courageous battle. A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held from 12-4 p.m., Saturday, August 14, 2021, at the Lake Iowa Nature Center, rural Ladora. Memorials may be contributed to Gateway Park, Marengo. Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo is assisting the family with arrangements.
Fred is survived by his wife, Ginger of Marengo; his parents, Fred and Sandra Shifflett of Charlottesville, VA., his daughter Ciara (Mark) Bement of Burlington, his brother Mark Shifflett of Charlottesville, VA.; a sister Charlene (Tom) Kaufman of Charlottesville, VA.; two grandchildren Sidney and Zoe Bement of Burlington; three nephews and two nieces.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Thelma and John Thompson and two special aunts.
Frederick Lee Shifflett Jr. was born August 13, 1963, in Charlottesville, Virginia, the son of Frederick Lee and Sandra Thompson Shifflett. He graduated from Albemarle High School with the class of 1981. Fred worked at the University of Virginia Law School where he met the love of his life Ginger Buser. The couple were united in marriage in November of 1986 in Charlottesville. To this union their daughter Ciara was born. The couple then moved to Columbus Junction where Fred worked for IBP for six years. They later moved to Marengo and Fred worked for Centro as a machine assistant for 25 years. Nature was his playground and Fred loved to be outdoors, always having his faithful companion Salem by his side. He enjoyed camping with his family and had a knack for building a fire anywhere. Fred enjoyed traveling and spending time with his daughter, his son-in-law Mark, and his granddaughters. He enjoyed fishing, grilling, cooking, and watching football especially the Tampa Bay Buc’s.