Fred passed away due to injuries suffered in a vehicle accident in 1994. Fred was one of the gentlest of souls. I remember the pride he took in his role as Drum Major for the Viking marching band and his good natured response when I made fun of his uniform.
George "Randy" Carroll
So sorry to hear of Fred's passing, thanks for the info Art. Fred was a friend to everyone, and probably never knew a stranger, and was a very big asset to the class of 63. My deepest condolences to Rick and the family, Rest in Peace Fred.
Terry D Oetting
I had the opportunity to get together from time to time with Fred after SM West. We last got together while I was living in the Tampa area in the early 90's. Fred was the kind of person that mixed well with any crowd and he always seemed to enjoy himeself no matter where he was or what he was doing. His boisterous laugh still echos with me after the passsage of these many years.
Fred always looked me straight in the eye and told me what he thought about my ideas. He didn't always agree with me (fool that he could be at times) but I always pretended to listen. As I think back on our conversations, I should have paid more attention. I really miss him.
Marilyn Dyer Rowley
I kinda think Fred was officially my date to the Senior Prom, but I may be wrong. I do know he was one of four of us in the car that night and he was a genial gentleman as always! I never see a band major without thinking of Fred! He was the best ever!
James "Jim" Haynes
Over the years I have forgotten the faces of many classmates and their names as well. Not Fred's. Tall, blonde hair, glasses, always wore a smile. Some people make an impression on you. Fred was one of those people.
It is amazing how everyone remembered Fred. Smile, Friend, Laughter, Gentlemen, and most of all Drum Major. He made being a drum major really cool. Hope he is leading the band in heaven.
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