Fred Northern Jr.

October 24, 1926March 4, 2014
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Fred Northern, Jr., 87, died Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at his home. The son of the late Mattie (Branham) and Fred Northern, Sr., Fred was born October 24, 1926 in Louisville, Kentucky. He was a WWII veteran of the United States Navy. He retired from South Central Bell and worked at Hilliard Lyons. He was a member of Pekin UMC and a former member of Garfield Ave. Baptist Church in Louisville where he was very active as a song leader and deacon. Survivors include: Children: Terry Northern (Kathy) Sharon Cash (Bill) David Northern (Tina) Sister: Margaret Jewel 7 Grandchildren 8 Great Grandchildren

Visitation will be 10:00 am ~ 2:00 pm Thursday at Kraft Funeral Service, 2776 Charlestown Road, New Albany. His Funeral Service will be 2:00 pm Thursday in the Kraft Charlestown Road Chapel with private entombment to follow in Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, expression of sympathy may be made to Gentiva Hospice.

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  • Visitation Thursday, March 6, 2014
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The Watson Family

March 24, 2014

We can't even begin to describe in words what Fred meant to our family. We are so thankful God put him in our lives. He was a neighbor, mentor, but most importantly a true friend. We will always cherish the sweet memories of him singing hymns and playing games with our children as they grew. Our lives have been richly blessed because of this wonderful Godly man. Until we meet again.

dave northern

March 17, 2014

finding ways to make it through the day seem to be harder and harder. I miss him so much

March 9, 2014

always thinking of you dad. LOVE YA !

Tammy And Tim Abney

March 6, 2014

My deepest sympathy goes out to the family in this time of sorrow it was more than a pleasure to know fred he will be missed I know for a fact he was loved by many that's just the kind of man he was a very kind god bless each and everyone of you our deepest sympathy

ken montgomery

March 6, 2014

Well freddy boy:duke said it best. You never knew a stranger and you were one of my best friends,I will miss you.

David Northern

March 6, 2014

I was so lucky to have such a dad. I love him so much. My best friend.

David Northern

March 5, 2014

What a blessing to have such a dad. He was my everything. He was my best friend. I love you

Kim Hourigan

March 5, 2014

My prayers are you and your family at this difficult time. My God be with you all. I work with Jeff and he always talked so highly of his grandfather. No words can ease your pain right now. Just know. He is with God .


March 5, 2014

I could not imagine having a better father or role model than you dad. You were the kindest hearted person I had ever known and you never knew a stranger... I love and miss you!