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August Fried Aug. 3, 1921 - Jan. 28, 2009

CLARA CITY -- August "Gust" Fried, 87 of Clara City died Wednesday at the Clara City Care Center.

The service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Clara Catholic Church in Clara City.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at St. Clara Catholic Church with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. and for one hour prior to the service. Arrangements are by Wing-Bain Funeral Home of Clara City.

He was born Aug. 3, 1921, on the family farm in Crate Township, Chippewa County, to August and Josephine (Svoboda) Fried Sr. He attended St. Clara Parochial School.

He married Norma Cronen on April 11, 1945. They farmed for 43 years and retired to Clara City in 1988.

He is survived by his wife; children: Bruce (and Pat) Fried of Salem, Ore., Beverly (and Gary) Retzlaff of Lake Lillian, and Gary (and Mary) Fried of Red Wing; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and his sister: Mary Jakobs.

He was preceded in death by three brothers.