Gates, Fred L. Age 73 of Mpls passed away on Friday December 1, 2017. Preceded in death by his parents, sister Dolores and his adopted son, Ken neth Karml, Fred was a long-time public servant with an illustrious career in politics beginning with his service as Minnesota State Director for U.S. Senator Hubert H. Humphrey during the 1970's, and in multiple DFL offices thereafter. He was a fierce advocate for civil rights, a force to be reckoned with in his dedication to justice, and a warm, generous and joyful presence in the lives of many. He is survived by his brother Ray (Barb), his sister Darlene, numerous nieces and nephews and countless friends, who will all miss Fred's kind spirit, contagious laughter and overall zest for life. In lieu of flowers send donations to Southwest High School or DeLaSalle, Mpls or ACLU. Reviewal Wed 12/6 5-8pm Washburn-McReavy, W. 50th St. & Hwy 100, Funeral Thu 12/7 11am The Church of Christ the King, 51st and Zenith Ave. S., with visitation one hour before service.

Published on December 6, 2017

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