Donn Howard Fredlund, age 78, of Cambridge, Minnesota, passed away on Wednesday, May 29, 2019, after a short battle with cancer.
Donn was born on March 1, 1941, in Minneapolis, Minn., to Harold and Verna Fredlund. Donn was a 1959 graduate of Cambridge High School where he participated in football, band and choir. After graduation Donn attended Brown Institute for radio broadcasting. In 1962-1963 Donn served his country in the U.S. Army as a military police officer in the Vietnam War. After his military service, he worked in St. Cloud, Minn., on the local radio station until returning to Cambridge to work for the family business, Fredlund Bros. Chrysler Plymouth Dodge. When the dealership was sold in 1989 Donn decided to pursue a career in real estate and became a licensed real estate agent in 1993. Donn spent the majority of his real estate career with Century 21 Moline Realty. Donn continued to love broadcasting and was well-known for broadcasting many high school sporting events on the local radio station KBEK. Donn was also very active in the Jaycees.
The activity Donn enjoyed the most was singing tenor in the Cambridge Lutheran Church choir and East Central Choral. He was very proud that he never missed a rehearsal or performance unless he was out of town. Donn also sang for many weddings and funerals through the years. Donn remained a huge local sports fan and attended every football and basketball game he could. He also loved the Minnesota Gophers and other professional teams. Donn was a kind and gentle spirit, and his family never remembers him losing his temper even though they gave him may opportunities to do so.
Donn was preceded in death by his parents; brother Jerry Fredlund; sister-in-law Audrey Fredlund; nephews Douglas Fredlund and Jimmy Lindberg.
He is survived by nieces Connie Lindberg and Nancy (Dale) Anderson; nephew Michael (Wendy) Fredlund; great-nieces and great-nephews Larry (Dina) Fredlund, Steve (Tracy) Fredlund, Grant Lindberg, Anna Barcenas, Jenn Sayavong, Kaarin Mantz, Reid Anderson, John Anderson and Kirsten Jennissen and many great-great-nieces and nephews who thought of Donn as grandpa and several cousins, and his doggie daycare companion Edith Ann.
A private family service will be held per Donn’s request. Memorials are preferred to the Cambridge Lutheran Church Senior Choir and the East Central Chorale. Online condolences at www.carlsonlillemoen.com. Arrangements are with the Carlson-Lillemoen Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Cambridge.