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Information for Fred Gwinn Fender

7 September, 1900 - 13 February, 1991

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

February, 1991

Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Fred Fender

    Funeral services for Fred G. Fender, 90, of Caldwell, who died Wednesday, Feb. 13, at a Caldwell nursing home, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at the Flahiff Funeral chapel, Caldwell.  The Rev. Allen Nelson, former pastor of the Caldwell Free Methodist Church, will officiate.  Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell
    Mr. Fender was born Sept. 7, 1900, at Payne, Iowa, a son of William and Laura Fender.  He married Mabel L. Garland Jan. 7, 1925, at Ainsworth, Neb., and the couple farmed and ranched in Bassett, Neb., until moving to Caldwell in 1955.  He worked for Swift and Co. for many years and also at the College of Idaho until his retirement.  Mr. Fender was an active member of the Free Methodist Church, Caldwell, and enjoyed fishing and his yard work of flowers and shrubs.
    He is survived by his son, Harold Fender of Nampa; two sisters, Leola Vargason of Caldwell, and Mary Jean Cook of Lincoln, Mont.; a brother, Bill Fender of Springfield, S.D.; a sister, Reba Lukkes of Springfield; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by his wife in 1988 and two sons, Donald in 1931 and Delbert in 1970.
    The family suggests memorials be made to the Caldwell Free Methodist Church Building Fund, 3320 S. Montana, Caldwell 83605.
    Friends may call until 98 p.m. today at the Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.

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