William Vernon Fredine
November 17, 1934 – September 28, 2020
William Vernon “Bill” Fredine, age 85, of St. Paul, MN, passed away suddenly on Monday, September 28, 2020. He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Ruth Fredine, of St. Paul, his sister, Joanne Kurkowski, of Sunnyvale, CA, and his beloved wife of 58 years, Joyce (Koenig) Fredine. He is survived by his three daughters, Susan, Nancy and Karen, his only grandchild, Isabel Puziss, and many relatives and friends.
A lifelong resident of the St. Paul area, Bill graduated from John A. Johnson High School in 1952, and attended the University of Minnesota before getting married and beginning work as a linesman for Northwestern Bell Telephone Company. He worked for the phone company until his retirement in 1990. After retirement, he volunteered at the Planes of Fame Museum in Golden Valley and Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Maplewood, MN, where he was a member for over 40 years. Bill was an avid fan of old movies, big band music, airplanes and World War II. He was known for his humility, his gentle, generous nature and easy laugh. He was a selfless individual who put others first, particularly his family. He was a kind, loving man who will be greatly missed.
A memorial service will be scheduled when it is safe to gather together to honor him.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Lyngblomsten Care Center at 1415 Almond Ave. St. Paul, MN 55018.
Communications are welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Lyngblomsten Care Center
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William Vernon Fredine
October 17, 2020
I know both Sue and Karen. I remember being made to feel so welcome by both Bill and Joyce as a quest to home for Thanksgiving. So sorry for the family's loss. I will miss his kindness.
October 8, 2020
Please accept our heartfelt sympathy for the loss of Bill.
We pray God will give you strength and courage through this difficult time.
We are praying that you take comfort in the Lord’s love and know that you are never alone.
Please accept our sincere condolences.
The Lyngblomsten Spiritual Care department.
Pastor Kelley & Pastor Bill
October 2, 2020
We valued the care Bill brought to various elements of serving at Our Redeemer, especially around some finance work and ushering. He was rooted in faith, committed to the church, but maybe most notable was his care and dedication to the love and service to his family. One more fine servant that will be missed. May God hold him in new ways now.
September 30, 2020
For many years we had breakfast with Bill and my grandma and several others after church on Sundays. Mostly we went to Perkins but sometimes my grandma and Bill would shake it up a notch and go to Bakers Square. I’ve never met a more selfless person. Bill was a very giving person he truly cares about others.