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Frederick Joseph Lundgren

Frederick Joseph Lundgren, 76, of Wales, ND, passed away March 20, 2020, at Grand Forks due to complications following surgery.

Fred was born Aug. 11, 1943, in Langdon to Arthur and Helen (Eickenbrock) Lundgren. He attended school in Wales until his high school years when he transferred to Northwest School of Agriculture in Crookston. He was a member of the National Guard for six years, the American Legion Post #98 and a member of the Eagles Aerie #3454.

Fred married Sharon Davison Aug. 22, 1970, and they had three sons.

Fred was a farmer through and through and often criticized the machinery companies’ engineering, so he would spend some time in the shop creating his own improvements. He had a wicked sense of humor and created fun for everyone around him. He instigated social gatherings including many cook-outs on the farm, family visits with his siblings every summer, or after-work conferences with fellow farmers. When he was younger, he enjoyed taking the family camping, fishing and waterskiing and traveling to different states in the motor home. In his later years, he delighted in the antics of his grandchildren. His winter hobbies included reading encyclopedias, playing pinochle and watching history or financial channels.

Fred is survived by his wife, Sharon; three sons: Chet of Mesa, AZ,  Cal (Monica Porterfield) of Langdon and Craig (Jennifer) of Minot; four grandchildren: Levi, Samuel, Jack and Lola; and a step-granddaughter, Dayton; two brothers: Charles (Judy) of Olympia, WA, and Tom (Diane) of  Thompson; two sisters: Pat (Larry) Hell of Green River, WY and Margaret (Bob) Mann of Woodbridge, VA; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Due to the delays caused by Covid-19, the Celebration of Life for Fred will be held July 18, 2020, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the farm. We are hoping that any of Fred's friends and relatives will be able to attend.

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My condolences to Freds family. Fred was always cheerful and happy. I know he will be greatly missed. He is in my prayers as well as his family.

Laurella Priebnow Jun 3 2020 12:00 AM

My sympathy. Fred was a neighbor and very good friend of mine. We had many visits, some over morning coffee, some over the telephone and many many happy hour get togethers in his garage after the days work. I will miss these times.

Charlie Klein Apr 13 2020 12:00 AM

Sharon and Family,
We are so sorry to hear that Fred passed away. Just found out today. Our hearts go out to all of you. He was one special guy. Fun to visit with. I am sure Johnny Cahill is glad to see him!!
Pam & Duane Schuler

schulerd@utma.com Mar 27 2020 12:00 AM

My sincere sympathy Sharon and family- I can say that Fred was always very kind to me and we had many good laughs!! Hugs
Cheri Henderson Olday

Cheri Henderson Olday Mar 23 2020 12:00 AM