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Fred Lautizi Obituary


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“So very sorry to read about your Dad. I have fond memories of your family...way back when Terri and Steve were my first grade students. May good...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Kathie Venne - Blaine, MN

“Fred was such a great neighbor, He always bought girl scout cookies and we would chat for short periods. My friends and I would always stop and say...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Pooquelle Christianson - Fridley, MN

“I first met Fred when Steve & D.J. played hockey, and my husband coached. He was such a nice man and a great dad. I can just imagine John & Fred ...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Dorothy Gargaro - Fridley, MN

“I got to know Freddie in the later years. We were breakfast companions and occasionly golf partners. I enjoyed his company and the iron range...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: larry hoekstra - fridley, MN

“Freddy was a good friend.Ill miss him.To an old Italian from an old Irishman---until we meet again may God hold you in the palm of His hand. ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: Ray Shannon - Brooklyn Park, MN

“Words, however kind, can't mend your heartache: but those who care and share your loss wish you comfort and peace of mind. May you find...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: HARLAN HAMSN - MONTICELLO, MN

“We enjoyed visiting with Fred at family gatherings. He was always interesting and shared great stories. He was such a nice man! Our sympathy to...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Darrell & Jeanne McNeal - MN

“I am so glad I was able to see Uncle Fred this past Memorial weekend. I will always remember his fun spirit and kindness he showed me through the...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Sandy Lautizi Rush - huntsville, TX

“So sorry for your loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Daren Belfiori - Oakdale, MN

“I first knew Fred in my teenage years and now he has been back in my life,the last 2 years, because of his son D J. I am so thankful to get to know...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: cheryl koch - blaine, MN

“I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are never alone. Turn to the Holy Scriptures for guidance and to help soothe your heart. Psalms...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: S. Ford - MN


Razza Dei Ciurri (Race of the Curly Heads) Fred was born in Chisholm, MN in 1924. He was one of five children , Romaldo Lautizi, Florence Marturano, Phyllis Antognozzi and Dionilla Valentini, born to Nazzareno and Fondina Lautizi. As a youth Fred played sports i.e. football, gymnastics, track & field and street hockey. He worked as a paper boy and attended Chisholm High School. At the age of 17 Fred enlisted in the Navy during WWII where he was commissioned to a submarine. Fred became a Morris Code sender and receiver known as a Sparky. Later he was commissioned to an Aircraft Carrier the U.S.S. Hancock. After the war Fred was able to enjoy hunting and fishing on the Iron Range where he soon became a Stone Mason learning from his good friend Ed Simon's. He later took his trade to the Twin Cities where he married, moved to Fridley and had three children Theresa, Steven and David. Fred went on to raise his children with a deeply passionate heart. He was someone that always knew what it was that he loved and held fast in his loyalty to those loves throughout his whole life. Perhaps Fred's second love and greatest interest in life was sports. He loved Gopher Hockey; holding his seat at Williams/Mariucci Arena for over 46 years. Fred rarely missed a game with his close friends Dick Nord, Jack Saccoman and Mary and Jerry Ingaldson. When unable to attend, they were all over at Fred's watching the game on his big screen T.V. Fred was a member of the Men's Club at Majestic Oaks Golf Course in Ham Lake for 40+ years. He golfed 3 days a week with the 400 Group right up until the fall of 2011 at the age of 87. Family and sporting events were the context for many of the memories Fred, his family and friends shared together. He will be remembered as a caring and loving Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather and good friend. Perhaps the most apt way to end the story of Fred is to say "Fore!" and "Go Gophers!" Survived by children Terri (Scott Martin) Adams, Steve (Tammy), DJ (Cheryl Koch); grandchildren Cori (Nate) Johnson, Brianna, Jorden & Julia; 2 great grandchildren Paige & Taylor; siblings Roms, Di, Florence (Paul) & Phyllis; many other relatives & friends.

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