Frederick E. Chinn Sr.
Frederick Eugene (Fred) Chinn Sr., 83, Corydon, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at his home.
Born Oct. 15, 1930, in Lushton, Neb., he was the son of the late Cephas Alfonso and Sibyl Ambrosia Frederick Chinn.
He was retired from Rohm and Haas Co. in Louisville, was formerly employed at Brown Equipment Co. in Corydon, was formerly an auto mechanic, was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Corydon, where he served as Eucharistic minister and alter server, and the St. Louis ACTS community, was a fourth-degree member of the Knights of Columbus, and was an Army veteran of the Korean War.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Nancy Chinn; a grandson, John E. Mueller; four brothers, Robert, Thomas, Paul and James Chinn; and a sister, Martha Jean Chinn.
Survivors include his wife, the former Wanda Catherine Troncin; seven sons, Mark Chinn of Depauw, Dave Chinn of Milltown, Fred Chinn Jr. of Louisville, Jerry, Sam and Brian Chinn, all of Corydon, and Michael Chinn of San Antonio; two daughters, Cindy Bauer of New Salisbury and Jennifer Bube of Laconia; two sisters, Wanda Swartz of Crab Orchard, Ky., and Annabelle Bishop of Louisville; 20 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Visitation: Tuesday, Feb. 25, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., with a Knights of Columbus and rosary service at 7, and Wednesday, Feb. 26, after 9 a.m. at Beanblossom-Cesar Funeral Home in Corydon.
Funeral Mass: Wednesday, Feb. 26, at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church with burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, both in Corydon.
Pallbearers: Mark, David, Fred Jr., Jerry, Sam, Brian and Michael Chinn, Larry Bauer and Jeff Bube.
The family suggests memorial gifts to St. Joseph Catholic Church or the donor’s favorite charity.