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Clarence N. Fredeen

Clarence N. Fredeen

Clarence N. Fredeen, 90 of New London, died Saturday, April 5, 2014 at the St. Cloud Veterans Hospital. Funeral services will be 11:00 am Thursday, April 10, 2014 at the Evangelical Covenant Church in New London. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery in New London. Visitation will be held on hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are with the Johnson Funeral Home in New London.

Clarence Nathaniel Fredeen was born on September 29, 1923 in Dassel, the son of Arthur and Mildred (Johnson) Fredeen. He grew up in the Dassel Cokato area where he attended country grade school. In 1943, he entered the U.S. Army where he served his country during WWII. He was honorably discharged in 1946 and returned to Minnesota. In 1950, he moved to California where he worked as a machinist. He moved to Spicer in 1969 to help care for his mother and did woodworking and crafts with his sister, Arlene. In 1995, he was united in marriage to Jean Elliot and they later divorced. In 2002, he was awarded the Bronze Star, WWII Victory Metal and the Purple Heart. He also received his High School Diploma that same year. Clarence was a member of the Evangelical Covenant Church, Spicer American Legion, VFW and Disabled American Veterans. He is remembered for his love of hunting and great sense of humor.

Clarence is survived by his sisters, Arlene Nelson of New London and Shirley (Skip) Kinports of Nisswa; sister-in-law, Gwen Fredeen of Spicer; and eleven nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers, Richard and Laurel Fredeen.