Fred J. Breidung, age 87 of Durand, died Monday, October 21, 2019 at the Plum City Care Center in Plum City with his family by his side.
Fred was born on December 14, 1931 to Fred Breidung Sr. and Ethel Hurlburt in Nelson. He grew up in Nelson and attended Nelson High School. Fred worked odd jobs until taking up construction with Krause Construction in the early 1960s. Fred married Gladys Livingston on September 21, 1950. After marriage they lived in Nelson where they started their family and later moved to the Maxville Prairie in December of 1967. With his sons, Ray and Steve, Fred started a logging and sawmill company which they owned and operated until 2003. Fred lived on the Maxville Prairie until 2016 when his health required him to move into the Plum City Care Center, where he remained the rest of his life.
Fred enjoyed going to flea markets, collecting old trains, steam engines and anything he could create something unique with. He loved to spend time with family, friends and spending time at Brian’s Junk Yard.
Fred is survived by his children; Debbie (Terry) Olson of Fountain Hills, AZ, Ray (Vicky) of Mondovi, Steven (Jane) of Nelson and Marcia (Budd) Kadinger of Durand, 11 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, one brother; David of Pepin, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife; Gladys, two grandsons; Douglas Kadinger and Joshua Breidung, great grandson; Zachary Breidung, one sister; Addie (Oscar) Stewart and one sister-in-law; Judy Breidung.
Funeral Services will be 10:00AM Friday, October 25, 2019 at Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand with Rev. Grace Baldridge officiating. Burial will be in the Nelson Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00PM-7:00PM Thursday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand and one hour prior to services at the funeral home on Friday.
Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.