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George R. Fredin

February 24, 1932 ~ January 1, 2022 (age 89)

Obituary

George R. Fredin passed away at Eastbank Rehab Center on Saturday, January 1, 2022, at the age of 89. George was born in Rockford, Illinois on February 24, 1932, to Thor Fredin and Elsa Lilja. He graduated from East High School. He went on to join the U.S. Army in 1948 where he worked his way up the ranks to a Command Sergeant Major. He received numerous awards, honors and medals during the time he served. He was even awarded a Bronze Star from the Korean Government. After serving in the military for over 43 years, George became an Illinois State Trooper stationed out of Pecatonica and continued with them until he retired.

In 1953 George married Mary Frisella. They were blessed with three daughters and enjoyed a happy life together. Mary passed away in 1979. A few years later, George met Shirley Kemnetz and they married.

George was a member of the VFW, American Legion and Korean War Vet Association as well as the Veterans of Underage Military Service. He was an amazing gardener and was well known for his “legendary” garlic and tomatoes. He was also an avid fisherman. In 1994 he was presented with a Top Amateur Fisherman award.

George is survived by his loving daughters; Elaine (Steve) Olson, Pauline Keehn, Trina (Jay) Durstock, grandchildren; Matthew, Steven (Lisa), Michael ( Fiance – Andrea), Bill and Mary, Great – grandchild; Sophia.

 George is predeceased by his spouses; Mary Fredin and Shirley Fredin, Parents; Elsa and Thor Fredin, grandchildren; Daniel Forrest, Melissa Forrest.

The Funeral Service will be held at Honquest Family Funeral Home with Crematory, 11342 Main St. Roscoe, IL. on Thursday, January 6, 2022, at 5:30 pm. A visitation will be held from 3:00 pm until the time of service. A celebration of life will follow the service at 6:30 pm at the Roscoe VFW.

There will be a Graveside Service on Friday, January 7, 2022, at 11:00 am in the mausoleum at Calvary Catholic Cemetery with full military honors. Father William Wintink will be officiating Burial in Calvary Catholic Cemetery.  Memorials to Salvation Army. To view recorded service please click on blue link below.

 

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
January 6, 2022

3:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Honquest Family Funeral Home-Roscoe Chapel
11342 Main Street
Roscoe, IL 61073

Funeral Service
Thursday
January 6, 2022

5:30 PM
Honquest Family Funeral Home-Roscoe Chapel
11342 Main Street
Roscoe, IL 61073

Celebration of Life
Thursday
January 6, 2022

6:30 PM to 4:00 PM
VFW Roscoe
11385 2nd Street
Roscoe, IL 61073

Burial
Friday
January 7, 2022

11:00 AM
Calvary Catholic Cemetery
8616 West State Road
Winnebago, IL 61088

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