Fred was born on November 6, 1948, in Oconomowoc, WI to Michael and Anna (Skolka) Cerkoney. He graduated from Wilmot High School in 1967. Fred served his country in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War from 1967-1971. He also graduated from DeVry Technical College. On January 24, 1970, he married Susan Rydin at St. John Catholic Church, Twin Lakes, WI. Fred was employed as a systems engineer for NCR for over 35 years. He traveled often for his job and this allowed him to do what he loved most which was to take his family on many vacations. Fred was an amazing husband, father, and grandfather who adored and was adored by his 9 grandchildren. He was a humble man who often helped others anonymously. He enjoyed traveling, working on old cars and excelled at athletics.
He is survived by his wife Susan, Janesville; children Stephanie Luebke, Stoughton, WI, Jason (Jodi) Cerkoney, Rio, WI; grandchildren Aaron, Justin (Katie), Megan, Lindsey, Riley (Greg), Rhandyn, Rance, Regan, Ella; siblings Dan (Marge) Cerkoney, Milwaukee, Terry (Joe) Finze, McHenry, Il, Mike (Jenny) Cerkoney, Burnsville, MN; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Joe Cerkoney; sister-in-law, Gayle Cerkoney.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, September 15, 2018, at 10:30 am at St. Patrick Catholic Church 1225 W. Main St. Whitewater, WI 53190. A visitation will be held on Friday, September 14, 2018, from 5:00pm-7:00 pm at Nitardy Funeral Home 550 N. Newcomb St., Whitewater and on Saturday at the church from 9:30 am until the time of the service. As an expression of sympathy, you may wish to consider memorials to the American Porphyria Foundation. Nitardy Funeral Home, Whitewater is assisting the family, www.nitardyfuneralhome.com.