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Fred J Breidung

Fred J Breidung

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.


  1. Tamala Breidung

    My deepest sympathy for Fred J Breidung's family (hugs)

  2. Lola Longyhore

    Fred was a big part of my life growing up. My Dad always talked highly of him and how much he appreciated his loyalty and dedication to the Construction Company. Fred and Gladys were family to my Grandpa and Grandma Krause and took care of them just like they were there own parents. Just really "GOOD" people. Fred passed almost a year from my Dad's passing on Oct. 28th, 2018. Hug my Dad for us, Fred.

  3. Kristine Polzer

    I will miss seeing my "Fred Fixit" as I called him when I saw him. Saw him on Saturday. So glad we stopped in at care center. It has been hard to go back since losing our mom.

    Dave and Kris Polzer

  4. Marissa Livingston-Kelle

    I have so many wonderful memories of Uncle Fred. Such a wonderful man who will be missed by so many. Rest In Peace Uncle, love you always ❤

  5. Judy Anderson(Brenner)

    Sorry for your loss.

  6. Joanne Hovey

    Sympathy to Freds family. He was a nice man. God Bless

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