George 'Frody' FrodesenGeorge "Frody" Frodesen, 91, of Superior, Wis., died May 15, 2010, at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Duluth.
George "Frody" Frodesen, 91, of Superior, Wis., died May 15, 2010, at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Duluth.
He was born Feb. 20, 1919, in Superior. George was married to Jeanne Campbell for 67 years. He attended Superior Central High School and Superior State College.
George was employed at the Wisconsin State Bank as vice president and later as bank manager of the South End branch when Wisconsin State Bank was sold to M&I Bank (Milwaukee.) He was very active in the community as a member of the Boy Scout Council and Board of Directors where he received the Silver Beaver Award. George served on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Library, Board of Directors of the Douglas County Historical Society, and the Selection Board of University of Wisconsin at Superior Athletic Hall of Fame. He was campaign fund chairman of the Community Chest, business division chairman of the United Way drive, co-honorary chairperson of the 2009 United Way campaign and chairman of the Red Cross Drive. George was also a bell ringer for the Salvation Army for many years.
He as a member of the 1936 Central High School State Championship basketball team and a starting forward on the Superior State College basketball team. George’s passion in life was fly fishing, golf and walking his Airedale dogs.
George was preceded in death by his parents, Lila (Wells) and Frank Frodesen.
Survivors include his wife Jeanne; daughters Kristin Brown (Al) of Sedona, Ariz., Jan from Santa Barbara, Calif. and Lila Frodesen-Davidson (Terry) of New York; sons Eric (Sheri) of Katy, Texas,
and Mark, Superior. George also has five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
A celebration of his life will be held at Holy Assumption Church on Monday, June 21st. Notice will be given later as to the time. If desired, memorials may be made to the Animal Rescue Federation of Superior for their new shelter or to the Douglas County Historical Society.
Downs Funeral Home, 1617 N. 19th St., Superior, is assisting the family with arrangements.
If you would like to send condolences or sign the online guest book, please visit www.downsfh.com.