Friswold, Fred R. (January 21, 1937 - June 24, 2020) Fred Ravndal Friswold was a loving husband, wonderful father, world class adventurer and life-long community volunteer. In addition to his business leadership at Dain Bosworth and Tonka Equipment, he was a dedicated community leader giving his time, talent, and treasure to education, children's health, faith and service. His servant leadership spanning over 50 years contributed to the University of Minnesota (Gateway Corporation, Greek Alumni Council, UMAA, Children's Foundation, Discovery Nexus), UMFIA, YMCA, U of M Children's Hospital, Rotary Club of Minneapolis, Good Samaritan United Methodist Church and many others. He leaves behind his wife of 62 years Catherine Marie Martin, daughters Cyndie (John), Rabi (Nahashon) and sons Steve (Aisha), Barry (Carlos) and Ben (Sara) and 11 grandchildren Elysa, Julian (Allison), Jacob, Cindy, Jonathon, Alec, Eric, Monique, Althea, Trygve, Beck. He is preceded in death by his daughter Michelle, brother Paul and sister Kris. He was also a 40+ year friend of Bill W. There will be more details on upcoming celebration of life service. Please make memorial donations to the YMCA, Children's Hospital Michelle Marie Friswold Endowment Fund, Rotary Foundation, and Good Samaritan Church.

Published on June 28, 2020