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David E. Fringer

David E. Fringer

June 3, 1941 - October 29, 2017

David E. Fringer, 76, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sunday October 29, 2017 at Twin Ports Health Nursing Home in Superior, Wi.

Born on June 3, 1941 in Harvard Ill, he was son of late Charlie and Lulu (Behl) Fringer, who had 10 children.

On August 8, 1964 Dave married Mary Lou Shydlowski and they were blessed with two children and with their young children they moved and made their home in Minong, Wi and retired in Solon Springs, WI.

Dave was employed at Jack Links Snack Foods for the majority of his adult career; starting as a meat boner and working his way up to eventually become Plant Manager with a 35+ year career there.

In his earlier years, Dave enjoyed bear hunting, fishing, camping and motorcycling with a family club in Minong. Dave was well known for his love and skill with horses; where he and his late wife retired to a small hobby farm in solon springs, WI and made it their own. They trained, bread and raised Appaloosas, as was their dream, raised cows and chickens and yearly harvested from their garden.

Dave was an incredibly hard working man and very loving husband and father. He will be greatly missed by his children; retired Sargent Todd David Fringer of Florida and Jessica (Chris) Gaylord of Solon Springs, Wi. 4 grandchildren; William Littlehawk Jr, Jeremiah Littlehawk, Lakotah Littlehawk from Jessica and Todd's daughter Chelse Fringer. Great grandchildren; Kaeysen and Kylee from Chelse, and Audrey and Amiah from Jeremiah. Dave is further survived by his siblings Glen Fringer of Woodstock, Ill, Doris Wagner of Woodstock, Ill and Jean VanLue of Lake Geneva along with many nieces and nephews.

Along with his parents, David was preceded in death by his wife Mary Lou of 47 years (2012), and siblings; Edwin Fringer, Royce Fringer, Leverett Fringer, Harold Fringer, Alva VanLue and Sarah Thomas.

Dave's wishes were to have his body donated to the University of Minnesota for research, as did his late wife. His ashes will be returned to the land of his hobby farm as was his late wife's'. Dave didn't want a church service or formal memorial- he didn't want to be remembered in death ... but celebrated in life.