Wayne F. ‘Fred’ Little Sr. / Sept. 1, 1946-Sept. 11, 2009Published 9:01am Monday, September 14, 2009
Wayne F. “Fred” Little Sr., 63, of Paw Paw, passed away at 11:05 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 11, 2009, at his home.
Fred’s life began on Sept. 1, 1946, in St. Joseph, the son of Earl W. and Ruby (Lucas) Little and stepson of Orville Kessinger.
He was united in marriage to the former Judy Hoyt on April 2, 1966, in Benton Harbor.
Fred worked in several area factories and as a truck driver.
He was a member of New Life Christian Center in Coloma.
Fred’s loving family includes: his wife, Judy Little of Paw Paw; his mother, Ruby Kessinger of Eau Claire; children, Wayne Little Jr. of Paw Paw, Shelly (James) Clements-Matson of Coloma, Robert Little of Eau Claire and Lisa (Tim) Ryan of Eau Claire; eight grandchildren, Amber, Sarah, Freddy, Shauna, Jessica, Wayne, Melissa and Troy; great-grandchildren, Adam, Kaylee, Lillian, Allison and T.J.; sisters, Diane (Rocky) Rothenthaller of Grand Rapids and Debbie (Ron) Uhrik of Stevensville; brothers, Mike (Nova) Little, Orville Kessinger Jr. and Ricky Kessinger, all of Eau Claire; and half-sister, Karen (Steve Comer) Doty of Eau Claire.
Fred is preceded in death by: his father, Earl W. Little; stepfather, Orville Kessinger; and brother, Terry Little.
Fred’s family will gather with friends on Tuesday from 3 to 5 p.m. at New Life Christian Center, 6674 Paw Paw Ave., Coloma, where his funeral service will be held at 5 p.m. led by Brother Rob Cheek.
Memorial contributions in his name may be directed to the Wayne “Fred” Little Memorial at Edgewater Bank in Coloma.
McLauchlin-Clark Funeral Home, Dowagiac, is serving the family.
Please sign his guestbook and leave a memory of Fred at www.mclauchlin-clark.com.