Memorial services were held for Conrad Fristedt on Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at Our Saviours Lutheran Church in Nelson with Rev. Barbara Lund Thompson officiating. Burial was at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls, MN. Conrad died on Thursday, March 8, 2012.
Conrad was born on July 5, 1930, in Minneapolis, Minnesota the son of Albin and Hazel Fristedt. He attended South High School and graduated from Augsburg College with a Teaching Degree in English.
Conrad served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He was Honorably and medically discharged and awarded the Bronze Medal and two Purple Hearts.
On March 26, 1955, Conrad and Evelyn (Iverson) were united in marriage at Vinji Lutheran Church in Willmar, Minnesota. Conrad taught English for close to thirty years. He spent his first years teaching in Westbrook and Watertown, Minnesota. He went on to teach most of his years at Grey Eagle, MN, retiring in 1987.
Conrad enjoyed living on Smith Lake with his family. He loved to read, fish, watch sports and old movies but he treasured the time he spent with his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Evelyn; sons: Mark (Linda) of Portland, OR, Gregg of Blooming Prairie, MN; daughters: Mindy Bendickson of East Bethel, MN, Melissa Wick of New Ulm; eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren; sister, Jeanne (Howard) Miller of Mercer Island, WA; brother, Wendell (Goldie) of Brainerd, MN.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers: Paul and Rodney and sister, Colleen.
Arrangements were with the Anderson Funeral Home.