MEDFORD, Wis. - Frederick P. Sundquist, 83, of Medford, Wis., and former resident of Hancock, passed away Monday, Sept. 24, 2012 at the Memorial Nursing and Rehab Center in Medford, where he had resided for the past year. He was surrounded by his loving family and under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care Hospice.
Fred was born June 2, 1929, in Hancock, a son of Yalmer and Hanna (Niemela) Sundquist.
He was a 1947 graduate of Hancock High School and received a bachelor degree in civil engineering from Michigan Technological University in Houghton.
After college, Fred entered the U.S. Army where he served during the Korean War from Sept. 1951 to Aug. 1953.
Fred married Joan M. Pike in Hancock on Sept. 2, 1950. They moved to Altoona, Wis., in 1962, residing there until 1977 where he worked as a sales representative for Nagle-Hart Caterpillar in Eau Claire. From 1977-1979, they lived in Marquette and he worked for Kramer Machinery as a sales representative. They then moved to Medford where he worked as a Project Manager/Civil Engineer at James Peterson & Son, Inc. until his retirement in 1995.
After retirement, they lived in Houghton where he enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking and the camp. He enjoyed spending time with his friends and family.
Fred was a past member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Hancock and Trinity Lutheran Church in Medford.
He is survived by his children, Colleen Sundquist of San Francisco, California, Mark (Jan) Sundquist of Munising, Roger Sundquist of Wausau, Wis., Becky (Rob) Murray of Pinole, Calif., and DeDe (John) Strama of Medford; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his wife, June, on May 18, 2008; his parents; two brothers, Bob and Carl Sundquist.
A funeral was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Medford where full military honors were performed by the Medford Area Military Honors.
Officiating was Rev. Brian Wipf. Visitation was Wednesday for one hour prior to services.
Burial will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 6 in the Lakeside Cemetery in Hancock with a reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Fred's family to be designated at a later date.
Hemer Funeral Home in Medford is assisting the family with arrangements.
Online condolences may be left at hemerfuneralservice.com.