Frederick "Fred" Isaac Skeeles

April 23, 1942 ~ March 5, 2022 (age 79)



            Frederick “Fred” Isaac Skeeles, 79, of London, died Saturday, March 5, 2022, at his farm. 

            Born April 23, 1942, in Toronto, Ohio, he was the son of Joseph “Ernie” and Jean Elizabeth (Armstrong) Skeeles.

            Fred founded Skeeles Manufacturing Inc. in Columbus in 1991 and ran it until selling the company in 2020. A self-made successful businessman, Fred was known for his friendliness, quick wit, classic one-liners, love of life, and hard work ethic, but his family always came first. He was active in the Arabian Horse Community, currently serving as the president of the Buckeye Arabian and Half Arabian Association (BAHAA). He loved following the Ohio State Buckeyes and the stock market!

            Survivors include his beloved wife of 52 years Lois (Button) Skeeles; cherished children Rebecca, Amy, and Jonathan Skeeles; he was the perfect Papa to his adored granddaughter Ava Margaret Skeeles; siblings Tom (Linda) Skeeles, Margaret Pendergast, Nancy Taggart, Cynthia (Bill) Henry and Laura (Dr. Liberato) Chapa; many loving nieces, nephews and close friends; sister-in-law Rebecca Hersko; and brother-in-law Dr. Robert (Zonia) Button.

            The family extends gratitude and appreciation to their friends, family, and their Arabian Horse family for their continued love and support.

            A graveside service will be held at 1 PM Thursday, March 10, 2022, in Deercreek Township Cemetery, 1255 US-40, London (Lafayette), Ohio. The family invites friends and family to the Skeeles farm immediately following the service for a Celebration of Life gathering. 

            Memorials in Fred’s memory may be made to the BAHAA, c/o Cindy Clinton, 2242 Polo Park Drive, Dayton, Ohio 45439 for an annual trophy to be presented at the Buckeye Sweepstakes Horse show in Fred's honor. 

            The family is being served by the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 N. Main Street, London, where online condolences for the family may be sent to

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Graveside Service
March 10, 2022

1:00 PM
Deercreek Township Cemetery
US Rt 40
London, OH 43140

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