Fred F. Zehnder, age 84 of Independence , Missouri, passed away Sunday, December 25, 2011 at Centerpoint Hospital , Independence,, Missouri .

Fred F. Zehnder, age 84 of Independence , Missouri, passed away Sunday, December 25, 2011 at Centerpoint Hospital , Independence,, Missouri .

Funeral services will be 1 p.m., Thursday, December 29, 2011 at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton , Missouri with interment in the Stones Chapel Cemetery , Montrose , Missouri . Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

Family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Heart of America Council Boy Scouts of America and can be left in care of funeral home.

Fond memories may be left online at www.vansant-millsfuneralhome.com.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Fred was a supervisor at General Motors for 33 years retiring in 1985. He was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church , Independence , Missouri , and the Clinton Masonic Lodge. He was a Sagamore in the Tribe of Mic-O-Say Boy Scouts of America while serving in Troop 128 and Troop 67.

Survivors include his children, Larry Zehnder and wife Anna Marie, Frederic Michael Zehnder, John Mitchell Zehnder and wife Deanna, Marcia Deanne Rice and husband Michael, Terrie Rowland and husband Donald: eleven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and one brother Donald Zehnder and wife Edna.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Vansant-Mills Funeral Home of Clinton.