Fred was born March 28, 1940 in Des Plaines, Illinois. He was raised in Franklin Park, Illinois and attended St. Gertrude Grade School, Leyden High School and later attended Washburn Trade School.
He was drafted in the Army in 1963 and served as a military policeman in Okinawa and in Vietnam.
He was married to Arlene Norman and had two children with her, Kristen and Jon. He later divorced and married Dona Quandt who had four children of her own, Guy, Terry, Scott and Tim.
Fred worked as a union construction plumber for 42 years and retired to Florida in 2001 after the death of his beloved wife Dona.
Fred is survived by his son, Jon and also his sister Bobbie, steps sons, Guy, Scott and Tim and his grandchildren Ryan, Kaitlin, Greg, Ian, Nathan, Angela, Amber and Ashley and many nieces and nephews.
Fred was very much involved in his church. He loved God, family, friends and neighbors. He was kind, generous and charitable for those in need. He was a good man.