Fred Arthur Brede of Osceola, died Feb. 6, 2019, at Good Samaritan Society in St. Croix Falls. He was 65.

Fred was born Aug. 24, 1953, in Amery to Roy and Dorothea (Wilcox) Brede. He was baptized on Nov. 15, 1953, and confirmed in his faith on May 1, 1968. Fred was a 1972 graduate of Rice Lake High School, played trumpet with his father in a big band “The Dean’s List,” and was a 1976 graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay.

Fred was united in marriage to Susan Kelling on Oct. 1, 1977, in Rice Lake. He was employed as a business banker with Wells Fargo. Fred was an Eagle Scout in his youth, an active member of Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, and a member of the PoCo Penners Writers Group. He enjoyed volunteering at Interstate Park and being outdoors camping, hiking, fishing, and hunting.

Fred was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Dorothea Brede.

He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Susan; three children, Michael (Kristine) Brede, Heather (Andrew) Zellman, and Matthew (Dana) Brede; five grandchildren, Savanna Brede, Isaac Zellman, Canyon Brede, Caleb Zellman, and Levi Zellman; brother, Thomas (Susan) Brede; two sisters, Jerre (Fred) Littlefield and Susan (Dean) Quarterley; sister-in-law, Carol (Thomas) Nelson; five nephews and three nieces.

Funeral Services were Feb. 11 at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in St. Croix Falls. Interment will be in St. Croix Falls Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church. Grandstrand Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

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