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.
A memorial service and celebration of Fred’s life will be held at a later date. Burial will be at St. Michael’s Cemetery, Wales, ND.
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