Frederick (Fritz) Glidden, 86
Fredrick John Glidden, 86, Hallock, Minn., passed away at the Kittson Memorial Healthcare Center, Hallock, Friday, Sept. 14, 2018.
He was born on Oct. 11, 1931, at Hallock to Fred and Edythe (Nelson) Glidden. He was baptized and confirmed in the Presbyterian Church. Fritz graduated from Hallock High School in 1949 and studied carpentry at Dunwoody Institute in Minneapolis, graduating in 1951. He worked in California before entering the U.S. Army serving in the Korean Conflict from 1952-1954 as a Forward Observer. In 1956 he worked in Alaska for the U.S. Government.
On Sept. 1, 1957, Fritz was united in marriage to Janice Spangrud at Grace Lutheran Church in Hallock. After briefly living in Moorhead, Minn., they settled in Hallock.
Fritz was a skilled carpenter who helped build many homes in the surrounding areas for more than 40 years. Measuring twice and cutting once. He loved gardening, his dogs, hunting, fishing, traveling and spending many winters in warmer climates. He also loved southern gospel music and collecting wildlife art. Fritz was a member of Grace Lutheran Church and the American Legion Post 63 of Hallock.
Family members include his wife Janice; three sons, Rick of Minneapolis, Minn.; Joe (NaDyne) of Inver Grove Heights, Minn.; Charles (Kim) of Fargo, N.D.; one daughter, Jennifer (Nick) of Chanhassen, Minn. Six grandchildren: Megan and Thomas Glidden, Ian (Emma) and Ethan Glidden, and Boden and Maren Johnson. Two nieces, Mardi (Jerry) Hicks of Albuquerque, N.M. and MaryEllyne (Dave) Thornton of Ephrata, Pa.
Memorial services are scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 at 11 a.m. in Grace Lutheran Church, Hallock. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Hallock. Visitation will be held at the church for one hour prior to the service. Rev. Michael Schendel, presiding; Renee Wahl, organist and Galen Nordin, soloist. Honorary pall bearers will be Ernie Klegstad, Harris Johnson, Robert Anderson, Kirk Costin, Kerry Costin and Kent Costin. Military honors will be accorded by the Hallock American Legion and the North Dakota National Guard.
Austin Funeral Chapel, Hallock, is in charge of the arrangements. www.austinfuneralchapel.com
Fritz was my favorite carpenter when remodeling our law office, always willing to explain what he was doing. He was also the dad of Jennifer, one of my daughter’s best friends.