Frederic J. Alten, 73, passed away December 19, 2018

Frederic J. Alten, 73, of St. Joseph passed away on Wednesday, December 19, 2018, at his home.

A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, December 22, 2018, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2673 W. John Beers Rd., Stevensville, with Pastor Brett Ehlke officiating. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, December 22, 2018, at Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation Services, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. Burial will take place in Spring Run Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to North Lincoln Baseball of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. Those wishing to send a condolence online may do so at

 Fred was born on January 15, 1945, to Elmer and Olga Alten. He graduated from Lakeshore High School. On June 25, 1966, he married JoAnn Ott in Stevensville. Fred’s passion was volunteering in the community. Most notably at North Lincoln, St. Joseph Middle & High School and 38 years at Eaton Park. He was also a lifetime member at St. Paul’s Lutheran church where mowed the lawn for nearly 40 years. Fred was a selfless man and was known for always wearing his red shirt or hat.

Fred is survived by his son, Fred D. (Josefina Lopez Flores) Alten; sister, Carol (Dale) Siewert and Patrick Bicanich and Sean Morleand whom he loved as sons. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Olga Alten and his wife of 32 years, JoAnn Alten on October 9, 1998.

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