January 24, 1959 - January 29, 2021
Fred William Motschman departed this mortal life on January 29, 2021. Fred was born in San Bernardino, CA on January 24, 1959. He was a life-long resident of San Bernardino County, spending most of his adult life in the High Desert/Apple Valley area. He was employed by Merrell-Johnson, an organization and people he loved. Company President, Brad Merrell, considered Fred to be family and was a life-changing influence and support in Fred’s life. A gentleman through and through, Fred had a strong handshake and a smile that came from his heart. He loved children and dogs. He could be found on the kitchen floor teaching principles of magnetism using refrigerator magnets or reciting the “Bunny Ears Poem” to help a little one learn to tie shoes. The Feed Store was an opportunity to purchase treats for every dog that crossed his path. In his sixties, he enjoyed the satisfaction of the Unicycle-riding prowess he perfected as a boy. He was happiest holding a fishing pole and a Coca Cola or working with any tool on any project or job, especially if he was helping others. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Freeda Stokes, Bernice and Elmer Motschman and Otto Stokes; father Fred Motschman, and wife Sandie Cooley. He is survived by Sandie’s children, grand-children and supportive family; his mother Bonnie Motschman, sisters Joyce Lemmon, Jennie Wilson (Jim), Caryn Powers (Darrell), Caryl Motschman (Bart), Julie Nix (Bruce), brother Tim Motschman, as well as generations of nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles; step-son T.J. Goodman (Beckie and 3 children); his girlfriend Kristine Pack, her son and daughter Keene Scrivner and Kayla Sanderson; last but not least, his beloved dog Cutie and many wonderful friends. A private memorial will be held at a later date. In lieu of condolences, teach and show kindness to a child or animal, let go of hard feelings, mend relationships, talk to your neighbors, smile at a stranger and love one another.
Fred William Motschman departed this mortal life on January 29, 2021. Fred was born in San Bernardino, CA on January 24, 1959. He was a life-long resident of San Bernardino County, spending most of his adult life in the High Desert/Apple Valley... View Obituary & Service Information
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