Fred Joseph Sayklly

Resided in Gladstone, MI
Died January 13, 2008

Fred Joseph Sayklly of 115 Kenneally Boulevard Ave, Gladstone, Michigan left to be with God on Sunday, January 13th, 2008 at the age of eighty-five.

Fred was born January 17th, 1922 to the late Joseph and Mary (Kirkish) Sayklly.

In May of 1950, he married Elaine Farah of Green Bay, Wisconsin, who is now deceased. In 1981, Fred married Kathryn Lasnoski, and she survives.

Fred graduated from the Escanaba High School in 1939, and in 1949, attended Michigan State College for a course in Dairy Engineering with the thought of going into Ice Cream Wholesale Business. After the professors tasted the Sayklly

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    I had Fred as a resident at Christian Park Village, he was such a gentle man that I adopted him for christmas. It was hard to think about what to get a man that had everything. I gave it some thought and I decided to get him something that would bring a smile to his face. I got him a hunter carring a deer that sang a song, and Indian head money from the early 1900’s. I never got to see his face when he opened the gifts or even to talk to him after due to the fact I took another postion in the Manistique Hospital. My thoughts were always with him becuase of the impression he made on me. A man with his dignity, peacefullness and heart was a man worth remembering.
    I am so sorry for your loss, though I will always remeber the gain I take with me when I remember the happiness Fred bought to my busy life.

    Thank you for allowing me to have the privialge to have served Fred. Your loss is a great loss for one and all.

    Debbora Lang
    Rapid River, MI

    Fred gave me and my family many sweet and happy memories. He will be missed. My best to his family.

    Gene Kauffman
    Cape Coral, FL


    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. I have appreciated knowing you. You are such a faith filled woman and you have been an inspiration to me.

    Frances Goetz
    Gladstone, MI

    Fred Sayklly was my God Father. He was a kind, caring,and loving indivdual. Who ever Fred met, rich or poor, old or young he treated them the same, with respect and kindness. I will always have the best of memories, and love for him the Candy Man.

    Lee LeCaptain
    St. Cloud, FL

    To the family:

    While I never personally knew Mr. Sayklly, my parents always spoke admiringly of him, his family and his business. I have fond memories of Sayklly chocolates especially from my years as a young man working in our family’s restaurants. I made many trips from Menominee to Escanaba to pick up chocolates that would eventually find their way to our happy customers. Our parents would remind us of the quality and artisan care that were so important to the Sayklly family and team. I must have gift-wrapped hundreds of boxes of Sayklly delicacies

    Knowing how much they would be valued by their recipients. We always anticipated the beautiful Valentines holiday packaging. My Mom absolutely loved the “turtles”. The eggs were a favorite of mine during Easter season. After my wife and I lived in Europe for a few years, we appreciated even more the degree of creativity and quality that must have been important founding principles at Sayklly?s. Without a doubt, Mr. Sayklly has been an important influence and role model to many. I send my heartfelt condolences to you at this time of loss.

    Mark T. Schloegel
    Clarendon Hills, IL

    We want to express our deepest sympathy to all the Sayklly family in the passing of Fred. I knew of him through being an employee @ the Sayklly’s store, and he was always so friendly & nice whenever he came in, always a big smile & wanted to know how everyone was doing. Our prayers & thoughts are with you all……this is a very difficult time!!!!

    Dale & Sherry Winchester
    Gladstone, MI

    Dear Skip:

    A prayer of loving friendship and comfort goes out to you and our dear Fred at this time.

    “And this is the promise he hath promised us,even everlasting life” 1st John 2:25


    Tom Schloegel
    Laguna Hills, CA

    Fred Sayklly was like a father figure to me. It was because of him and his family that I became involved in lumberjack sports as an announcer. While he will always be known for the Sayklly Candy name, he left a legacy in the competitive log rolling world as well. He was thanks to him, Ernie Belanger, Lyle LeCaptain and others that the Log Rolling World Championships has a youth and junior division. I’ve always had a fond spot in my heart for Fred. He will be missed.
    My wife Nancy and I send our condolences to Missy, Freddy, Joey, Terri and Kathryn.

    Peter & Nancy Denman
    Escanaba, MI

    I rembmber baby sitting for the Sayklly children on Lake Shore Drive. Fred was so proud of them and his whole family. I remember him with foundness. My mom worked for him for many years. My favorite candy is Sayklly’s dark turtle. A super nice man.

    Sandy (Segorski) Valerio
    Ketchikan, AK

    My wife and I would like to extend our sincere sympathy to the family of Fred Sayklly. I got to know him in the 1970’s when he had me transport sugar and sometimes flour for him from Green Bay, Wisconsin. At that time, we owned the old Escanaba Feed Store and he had me make these trips for him.

    It was only two weeks ago, I was thinking about Fred, when we were in one of Sayklly’s stores in Marquette. I was sadden to hear of his passing.

    We want to insure the family though that our thoughts and prayers will be with you folks during this difficult time. He was surely as the name says: “THE CANDY MAN.”

    Bill Buzzo
    Manistique, MI

    Fred was not only the “Candy Man” but a “people man” as well. I had known Fred for many years and it was a pleasure and an honor for me to be able to call him “Uncle”. Fred may be gone, but his spirit will be with us for many years too come.

    Daniel C. Skopp
    Oak Creek, WI

    Terri, Joe, Freddy & Micheline..

    I am so sorry for your loss. I sure have alot of great memories of your dad and your family from years ago.

    with sympathy
    your old neighbor..

    Cathy ( Hurkmans) Tolman
    Escanaba, MI

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