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Fred Allen O’Bryan

Fred Allen O'Bryan, 68, of Champaign died at 1:52 a.m. March 1, 2019, in his home.

o'bryanFred was born January 11, 1951, in Tuscola Ill., to parents Marshall O'Bryan and Carmen (Hall) O'Bryan, both deceased.

Fred was youngest of 9 children and was preceded in death by four brothers and one granddaughter. Survivors include sisters Thelma (Joe), Delores (Don), Lela and Helen (Ron).

Fred was married to Patricia Diane Kaeding on December 10, 1977 in Urbana Ill.  He is survived by wife, Patti O'Bryan; and four children, Dawn Deaterla (Damion), Shawn O'Bryan, Robert O'Bryan and Nathan O'Bryan (Lisa), as well as 11 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. 

In his free time Fred enjoyed fishing, golfing, bowling and camping with friends and family.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, from 5-7 p.m. at Heath and Vaughn Funeral Home, 201 N. Elm, Champaign, Ill. 61820.

Funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 7, 2019, at Peace Lutheran Church of Thomasboro, 200 W. Arnold Ave at 11 a.m with a graveside service to follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery of Mayview on Route 150. The Rev. Lynn A. Podoll will officiate.

Memorial contributions may be made to Peace Lutheran and Friends of Carle Hospice.

Condolences to the family may be offered online at www.HeathandVaughn.com.


Dear Patti & family,

Please accept my sincere condolences upon Fred’s passing. Patti you were such a wonderful caregiver to Fred for many years. Your dedication and kindness both “in the workplace and with family" are admired by all!


Fred and I met when we were very young at the bowling alley. It was Arrowhead lanes with Paul Santos running the bowling alley at this time I believe. We both were very competitive bowlers and enjoyed being on the Arrowhead traveling bowling team. I will miss him.

My condolences. Rob


So sorry for your loss Patti. Fred was a good friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Randy and Dawn Isham