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Frederick Stephen Gardei

August 4, 1948 ~ October 18, 2021 (age 73)

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Frederick Stephen Gardei, age 73 of Fremont, passed away on Monday, October 18, 2021 at his residence.  He was born on August 4, 1948 in Fremont, Michigan to William & Betty (Purcey) Gardei.  Fred was a US Navy Veteran of the Vietnam Era, and he had been employed by Gerber Products Company.  He was a Detroit Tigers and Detroit Lions fan.  Survivors include 3 children:  Patty (Don) Davis of Newaygo, Fred Gardei, Jr. of Newaygo, Liz (Jim) VanderLinde of Norton Shores; 10 grandchildren; sister, Joyce (Gene) Davidson of Holton; brother, Rodney (Jody) Gardei of Big Rapids; and brother-in-law, Doug Gillespie of Drummond Island.  Fred was preceded in death by his parents, and by his sister Donna Gillespie.  Cremation has taken place, and a Graveside Service with Military Honors will be held at a later date at Sherman Township Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be given to the funeral home to help with expenses.  You can sign the online guest book at  Arrangements are by Kroeze-Wolffis Funeral Home, Inc. of Fremont.

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Graveside Service with Military Honors will be held at a later date

Sherman Township Cemetery
2168 S. Wisner Avenue
Fremont, MI 49412


Kroeze-Wolffis Funeral Home, Inc. to help with funeral expenses
637 E. Main Street, Fremont MI 49412
Tel: 1-231-924-2130

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