Aug. 2, 1925 - Aug. 26, 2007
SHILOH - Earl E. Fidler, 82, of Shiloh, died Sunday at his home following a lengthy illness.
He was born Aug. 2, 1925 in Shelby, son of the late Anthony Wayne and Margaret (Geary) Fidler, and had been a resident of Shiloh most of his life. He was the founder of Fidler Construction in Shiloh.
He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Plymouth.
He was an Army veteran from the 278th Combat Battalion, serving during World War II. He was a member of the Plymouth American Legion for 60 years.
He enjoyed coon hunting, gardening and most of all, being with his family. He also enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren in their sporting events.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia (Bauman) Fidler, whom he married June 23, 1951; sons and daughters-in-law, Dave Fidler and Vickie Resendez of Plymouth, Paul Fidler of Greenwich, Randy and Deb Fidler of Shiloh and Doug and Barb Fidler of Shelby; daughters and sons-in-law, Pat and Jim Bond of North Fairfield and Barb and Guy Ebinger of Parma; 15 grandchildren; and a brother, J. Max and Marilyn Fidler of Plymouth.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Anthony W. and Margaret (Geary) Fidler; a grandson, Zach Fidler, and a brother, Robert Fidler.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Secor Funeral Home in Plymouth, where there will be a prayer service at 8 p.m. The funeral Mass will take place at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Plymouth, with the Rev. Melvin Verhoff officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Shiloh.