Fredrick A. “Fred” Archer

Fredrick Albert “Fred” Archer, age 88, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, November 25, 2018 at Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He hasn’t been able to walk since September 2016 after a fall, breaking his back and then in January, he fell and broke his left hip. Fred was born on February 3, 1930 in Emerson, Iowa to Willie and Elsie (Lang) Archer. Fred was a part of a large family, with 8 brothers and 9 sisters. One brother died, and one sister died in infancy. Fred was baptized in the Christian Church. His talent involved lawn mowers for 50 years. Before that he worked in maintenance.

He married Lois Louise (Wilson) Archer on December 20, 1950. They had two daughters Jacqueline (Jacquie) Louise and Lorraine Annette. They lost Lois in 2000 to cancer.

Fred married Mary Lou (Terry) Archer in February 2010. They lived in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Fred was preceded in death by his infant brother Kelbert (1926), infant sister Wilma (1934), his father Willie (1976), mother Elsie (1988), brothers: Cecil (1991), Clarence (2002), Francis (2010), James (2013), Adrian (2018) sisters: Creola (2009), Marjorie (2012) Erma (2015), Darlene (2015).

He is survived by his daughter Lorraine (Keith) Narmi and three grandchildren, and many great grandchildren, his wife Mary Lou, brothers Kenny (Norma) Archer and Dean Archer, sisters Evelyn (Marc) Weigelt, Ocle Sadler, Faye (Al) Selk, and Wanda (Don) Kuhlman.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 29, 2018 at Logan Memorial Chapel in Logan, Iowa.

The family would like to invite everyone to a time of a lunch and fellowship at 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 30, 2018 at the Christian Church in Logan, Iowa.


In Loving Memory Of

Fredrick Albert Archer


February 3, 1930                                           Emerson, Iowa

Entered Into Rest

November 25, 2018                                Council Bluffs, Iowa


Funeral Service

1:00 p.m. Friday, November 30, 2018

Christian Church

Logan, Iowa

Officiating                                         Pastor Rusty Hedger

                                                           Chaplain Dennis Shea


Musical Selections

“The Old Rugged Cross”                                “In The Garden”

“Take My Hand Precious Lord”     “You’ll Never Walk Alone”

“Rejoice, Rejoice”                                           “Happy Trails”

Honorary Bearers

Harold Cox                                                                Bob Cox

Rodney Cox


Casket Bearers

Steve Archer                                                   David Weigelt

Jerry Archer                                                          Scott Selk

Bruce Archer                                                       Dan Archer

Chris Cox                                                             Evan Jones


Final Resting Place

Valley View Cemetery

Persia, Iowa


And God Responded:


You said you were afraid to go to a better place

Until I lit the path and took your hand.

You said that you were afraid to try

Until I convinced you that in my eyes you couldn’t fail.

You said you couldn’t share your hurt

Until I showed you the scars on my heart.

You said you wished you could do things differently

Until I convinced you that it wouldn’t change how I felt about you.

You said you couldn’t fly

Until I lifted your arms and blew confidence under your wings.

You said you were too tired to go on

Until I lent my shoulder to carry your load.

You started to say you didn’t deserve.

I said be still and know that you are special.


“And now, dear brothers and sisters, I will write about the special abilities the Holy Spirit gives to each of us”

(1 Corinthians 12:1 NLT)



  • Michelle Frisby Posted November 27, 2018 6:17 pm

    My husband, Ken and I are so sorry to hear about the death of Fred. May the family continue to talk about the memories of his life. The past has gone and God has him in eternal happiness of heaven. Walk strong and know that God is holding you tight and guiding you along the path of sorrow

  • Missy Rowe Posted November 28, 2018 1:23 am

    Loraine and Keith and Narmi Family . i am sorry for your loss . He was good man . I will never forget him My thoughts and prayers are with you .

  • Pammie Posted November 28, 2018 11:22 am

    Oh my little Freddie! I will miss you greatly?.. you are with the Lord now , and he will take care of you and love you. . Rest in peace my friend and I will see you again someday! Pammie

  • Teresa Archer Fahrenkrug Posted November 29, 2018 8:28 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with my Uncle Fred’s family as l was unable to make it back. I will hold everyone in my heart as you get threw this trying time. Love you guys!!! Teresa

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