Douglas Fredenberg, 1944-2021


Douglas Edwin Fredenburg, 77, of La Porte, Ind., passed away peacefully at 3:30 a.m. Sunday, July 18, 2021, in his home.

He was born Jan. 15, 1944, in Michigan City, Ind., to Gaylord and Olga (Kalk) Fredenburg.

Doug held a pilot’s license and formerly flew planes for recreation. He had a very good sense of humor and cared about people. Doug was an avid Green Bay Packers fan.

Surviving are his life partner of nine years, Barbara Weller; one son, Matthew Fredenburg of Michigan City, Ind.; siblings, Rodney (Mary) Fredenburg of South Bend, Ind., Dennis (Sue) Fredenburg of Sarasota, Fla.,, Lorrie Besemer of South Bend, Ind., Randy (Susan) Fredenburg of Mt. Vernon, Oh., and Thomas (Chris) Frendenburg of La Porte; and two grandchildren, Rachel and Luke Fredenburg of Chesterton, Ind.

Preceding him in death were his parents; four siblings, Virgil (Vera) Fredenburg, Barbara (Dan) Rastemis, Donald (Florence) Fredenburg and Nadine (Bob) Bauers; and brother-in-law, Jim Besemer.

Viewing and visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, July 24, at Lakeview Funeral Home and Crematory, La Porte. Per the family’s request, there will be no service. Cremation will take place following visitation.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the American Heart Association, 300 S Riverside Plaza, Chicago, Ill. 60606, and/or the American Lung Association, 55 W. Wacker Dr., Suite 1150, Chicago, Ill. 60601, in memory of Douglas Edwin Fredenburg.

Messages of condolence may be posted below.

2 Responses to “Douglas Fredenberg, 1944-2021”

  1. Joanne Haferkamp

    Jul 21. 2021

    Lorrie, Randy and family

    Condolences on the passing of your brother. Thoughts and prayers.

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  2. Shane Lott

    Jul 21. 2021

    Matt, so sorry to hear of your loss my friend. Thoughts headed your way!

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