Was born in Rockford, Illinois, on July 19, 1936, to Effie Mae Lutzo. He passed away on Friday, January 10, 2014. Fred married Phyllis Ann Bellinger on February 27, 1959. They have five children: David (and his wife Michelle), Michael, Stephanie, Noel Sumstine (and her husband Chris); Michelle Wikstrom (and her husband Tim); 18 grandchildren, one whom passed away as an infant; and 25 great-grandchildren.
Fred was a prevalent member of NA and AA, so he left behind a lot of program “babies” as well. He was a veteran of the Army. “Rick” was known for his rough demeanor, but would do anything for anybody who asked. Memorial services to be held early summer 2014.