Funeral services were held Monday, May 4, 2009 at Leeds Lutheran Church for Alfred Fredrickson, 91, Lakota, formerly of Devils Lake and Leeds, who died Wednesday, April 29 at the Good Samaritan Center in Lakota.
Burial was in the church cemetery.
Alfred was born April 10, 1918 to Tom and Nora (Vorland) Fredrickson in Corinth. He graduated from Crosby High School in 1937. In 1942 he entered the U.S. Navy and served with the Seabees in the Pacific area. He took part in the Battle of Iwo Jima during World War II and was discharged in 1945. He married Luella Olson in 1947 in rural Williston. He purchased the grocery store in Corinth and operated it for 11 years. He moved his family to Leeds in 1963 and purchased the Red Owl grocery store. He retired from the Red Owl in 1983 and lived in Leeds until 1999, when he moved to Devils Lake. In 2008 Alfred and Luella moved to the Lakota Good Samaritan Center.
He was a member of Leeds Lutheran Church, Leeds American Legion Post #101, the Robert Tovsrud VFW Post #757 of Harlow, Iwo Jima Veterans Association, Prairie Partners Square Dance Club, the Leeds Lions Club, fire department, ambulance service and city council.
He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Jan Legacie, Edmore; and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Dean; and a sister.
Pastor Don Reynolds officiated. Music was provided by Debra Schueller, vocalist, and Jennifer Hagen, organist.
Casketbearers were Rudi Bloomquist, Leslie Haagenson, Robert Hurdelbrink, Curtis Jorgenson, James Legacie, Magnus Lysne, Robert Selland and Boyd Stevenson. Military honors were accorded by the Leeds American Legion Post #101 and the Robert Tovsrud VFW Post #757 of Harlow.
Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Home, Leeds.
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