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Frederick A. Michels

Published: Monday, Jan. 6, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST • Updated: Monday, Jan. 13, 2014 2:51 p.m. CST
Frederick A. Michels

STERLING – Frederick Allen Michels, 34, of Sterling, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, in Rock Falls.

Fred was born Dec. 26, 1979, in Sterling. He was a journeyman welder at Allert in Clinton, Iowa. He enjoyed fishing, boating, hunting, and “Fredneck” racing (demo derbies). 

Survivors include his mother, Cynthia (Monserrate) Garcia of Sterling; one sister, Maria (Jesse Payne Jr.) Garcia of Sterling; two brothers, Robert (Crystal McCloud) Garcia and James (Tasha) Garcia, both of Sterling; his girlfriend, Brenda Harris, and her three children, of Rock Falls; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles.

He was preceded in death by his paternal and maternal grandparents; and four uncles, Mark Michels Sr., Larry Michels, Justin Gallegoes, and Fonio Garcia.

A gathering of family and friends will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday and the memorial service at 11 a.m. Wednesday, at First Baptist Church in Sterling, with John Kermott, pastor, officiating. McDonald Funeral Home in Sterling is handling arrangements.

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