Age 86, passed away November 15, 2022. He was born November 27, 1935, in DeWitt, Michigan. Fred graduated from Sexton High School in 1954, with Elizabeth Healey, who would become his wife. He attended Ferris State University before transferring to, and graduating from MSU with a bachelor’s degree in Forestry. Fred was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Army. He worked as a park ranger at Yosemite National Park, then worked as a forester for the City of Flint, then worked and retired from the City of East Lansing, Parks and Recreation Department. Fred also owned his own businesses for tree removal, and landscaping, and also was a well-known antique dealer specializing in antiques and collectibles for over 30 years. He was a faithful member of North Westminster Presbyterian Church, as well as a member of F.O. Eagles Lodge. He was an avid hunter, sharing lots of hunting memories at Hobart Swamp Hunting Camp with his sons and grandsons, and many of his lifelong friends. He also enjoyed golf, bowling, fishing, and traveling; however, he enjoyed being with his family more than anything.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth “Betty” Schworer; his father, Ernest Schworer; his mother, Martha Miller; and sister, Marjorie Schworer. Surviving are: daughter, Laurie Carey; son, Steve (Leisa) Schworer; grandsons, Colton Frederick Schworer and Cody Steven Schworer; sisters, Helen Mitchell and Bonnie Rambo, along with several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 3, 2022, at North Westminster Presbyterian Church, 743 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Lansing, MI. Interment will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Lansing, MI. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday at the church. Contributions in Frederick’s memory may be made to Hospice House of Shiawassee or to North Westminster Presbyterian Church in Lansing. Arrangements are by the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel.