Fred was born on January 10, 1947 in Jackson, MN. He was the youngest child of Erich and Evelyn Fritschel. He loved sports and participated in track, wrestling and his favorite, football. He attended college at Mankato State University and Iowa State University (where his granddaughter, Abby will attend in the fall). He worked in civil engineering and an X-ray sales, continuing to work as a civil engineer during the summers at John Oliver and Associates after retirement. Fred and Shirley were married on December 4, 1971. He had three sons, Eric (Kristin), Michael (deceased) and Scott. Fred has three beautiful granddaughters, Abby (18), Shayna (13) and Maya (9). Family was very important to Fred. He loved spending time with his sister, Sharrie, sister-in-law, Wanda, and many nieces and nephews.
Fred loved being a part of his sons’ sports and activities, where he made many lifelong friends. He enjoyed swimming and suntanning in his pool, entertaining, barbecuing and cooking with his wife. He enjoyed music, finding and using the best technologies and making people laugh with his many jokes. He loved the ocean and the desert. His main hobby after family was the Vikings! Many family members learned not to schedule an event during a Vikings game.
Fred will live on in our hearts forever