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Fredrick “Fred” R. Forsterling

Nov 08, 1959 - Jul 09, 2019


Fredrick “Fred” R. Forsterling, age 59, of Crivitz, formerly of Sheboygan, died on Tuesday, July 09, 2019 at the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice. He was born in Sheboygan on November 8, 1959, the son of the late Roger and Jean Clark Forsterling.
Fred attended Holy Name of Jesus Grade School and graduated from Sheboygan North High School in 1978. He then earned a Degree in Business at Silver Lake College. On March 12, 1994 he was united in marriage to Mary Scheer at Holy Innocents Catholic Church in Manitowoc.
Fred was employed at SACO AEI Polymers in Sheboygan, and most recently he was a production supervisor at Saputo Cheese in Lena, WI. He was a pitcher for the Sheboygan A’s from 1978 -1990 and 1992 – 1994. Fred was inducted into the Sheboygan A’s Hall of Fame in 2004. He coached youth and High School basketball and the highlight is when he assisted the Sheboygan North Girls to the State tournament.
Fred enjoyed being up north in Crivitz with his family and friends, and he especially loved spending time with his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Mary, of Crivitz; children, Trista (Chad) McClarnon, of Nashville, TN, Meredith (Chad) Otte, of Weston, WI; grandchildren, Madelyn and Joseph Otte; a brother, Thomas (Chris) Forsterling; his sisters, Patricia Waisanen, Nancy Roerdink, Mary Ann (Richard) Waldbauer and Debra Forsterling; mother-in-law, Nancy Scheer-Jagemann (Bill); brother-in-law, Michael Scheer, John (Renate) Scheer, and a sister-in-law, Carol (Kraig) Kohlmeier. He is further survived by many other relatives and friends. Fred was preceded by his parents, a brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Barb Forsterling, father-in-law, Dr. Terry K. Scheer, brothers-in-law, Roger Waisanen and Dean Roerdink; and a sister-in-law, Paula Scheer.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 12:30 p.m. at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, 818 Huron Ave., Sheboygan with Rev. Matthew J. Widder officiating. Family and friends may gather at the Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home, 1535 S. 12th St., Sheboygan on Friday evening (July 12) from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and at church on Saturday morning (July 13) from 11:00 a.m. until the time of Mass at 12:30 p.m. Burial will take place at Calvary Cemetery.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Matthews Oncology and the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice for the compassion and care that was given to Fred. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice, Sheboygan County Cancer Care Fund or the Sheboygan A’s Athletic Club.
Online condolences may be expressed at

Funeral Mass

Date: Saturday Jul 13, 2019
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Location: Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church [map]


Date: Saturday Jul 13, 2019
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church [map]


Date: Friday Jul 12, 2019
Time: 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home [map]



Guestbook Entries SIGN GUESTBOOK

Steven Tupper

Dear Mary, Please accept my deepest sympathies upon the passing of Fred. It was a pleasure reading about his life's accomplishments and especially his induction into the Sheboygan A's Hall of Fame and his coaching youth teams. I've had the pleasure of knowing you for many years and look forward to seeing you again soon. Kindest Regards, Steve Tupper

Tom Grams

I am so sorry I am unable to attend the services for Fred. He was a great guy, a super player, and a great teammate on the Sheboygan A's. My condolences to his family. Tom Grams

Mike, Loni and Abby Koenig

Mary, Trista and Meredith, We were so sorry to hear about Fred's passing. Quite a guy and so many great memories from the flowage. We are actually out visiting Abby in Harrisburg, PA and unable to attend Fred's funeral. We sat last night and talked about Fred and you girls and the great times on the beach. Most vivid of which is when Fred left myself and Mary in the water just above the dam while he took off teaching Abby to ski. Wondered if he was coming back as we slowly ebbed toward the dam. Fred was a wonderful person which is evident in Trista and Meredith and the way they have turned out. We miss all of you and again, we wanted to express our sympathies and apologies fr not making it to the funeral. Mike, Loni and Abby, Love you guys!

Brian Gross

Sorry for your loss, prayers to family. Brian Gross (Johnsonville)

Steve & Sara (Weiss) Beninghaus

We were so sad to hear of Fred’s passing. We were so fortunate to have had the chance to visit with Fred and Mary at our class reunion last summer. Our deepest condolences to the entire Forsterling family.

Mari (Jason) Sheedlo

Steven L. Leonhard

Our dear Freddy, my best friend of 33 years. You were my mentor, teacher of life, supporter, brother in soul, and best friend. I love you Buddy. Enjoy the peace in heaven you deserve. We will never forget you, or stop telling Freddy stories. Your brilliant smile lives on in Trista, Meredith, and your beautiful grandchildren. I will picture it every day. LENNY

Kathi & Joe Schetter

Our deepest condolences to the entire Forsterling and Scheer families. Thoughts and prayers are with you to all.