Age 77, of New Brighton, MN, passed away at home on February 17, 2021.
Freddie became a firefighter and, even after sustaining life-threatening injuries during the strike of Aurora Local 99 (October 1979) he labored for a full 25 years, retiring a decorated and highly respected firefighter. His passion for reading and learning about history, cultures, historical figures, and gardening spoke to his eternally curious and open mind. He was a lifelong Cubs fan and finally got to see them break the curse in 2016. He lived a full and interesting life characterized by putting his family first and the belief that his children and those who came after him would surpass him in knowledge and deed and therefore make the world a little bit better.
Frederick was preceded in death by his sister, Christie.
He is survived by beloved wife of almost 50 years, Carole Ann Winters; children, Heather (Ben) Carroll, and Joseph (Paul) Winters; four grandchildren, Rebecca (Ed) Wendt, Emily Carroll, Meriam Carroll, and Benny Carroll; and one great-grandchild, Edward Dean Wendt III.
A memorial service was held on Saturday, February 20th at Evans-Nordby Funeral Home in Brooklyn Center from 2:00-5:00 pm.
Evans-Nordby is our hometown funeral home. All of the long-time residents of Osseo have used Evans-Nordby because they are part of the local family here in Osseo and they care for our loved ones in a way no others could. They're great and have been serving our community for years.