Fred Lee Field, 89, of Elk Creek, MO was born on September 18, 1927 in Elk Creek, MO the youngest son of Clinton and Hazel (Nuthman) Field. Fred departed this life on May 5, 2017 at home surrounded by family after a long battle with cancer.
On January 16, 1946, Fred enlisted in the Army at Jefferson Barracks in St. Louis, MO. He was stationed in Italy. Fred was released later from the military on a farm deferment to return to Elk Creek to the family farm.
Upon his return, Fred married Arlene McNew on June 5, 1948 and to this union seven children were born. Fred dairy farmed for many years and eventually went to a cow/calf operation. Farming really was his passion; he had tremendous knowledge of farming and life. He was someone you could learn a lot from. His family and the farm will miss him dearly.
Fred was preceded in death by his parents, Clinton and Hazel Field; brother, Clinton “Jack” Field, Jr.; wife, Arlene Field and three daughters. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Eroh-Field; sister, Gloria May Field; four children; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; as well as many friends.
No services will be held per Fred’s request.
Arrangements were under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool, MO. Online condolences may be made at www.egcfuneralhome.com.