Kenneth Fridgen, age 54, of Osakis, MN passed away on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at his residence in Osakis.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, April 23, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Ave Maria Catholic Church in Wheaton with Fr. John Paul Knopik Celebrant.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to service time at the church.
Burial will be in St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery, Dumont, MN. Honorary urn bearers will be Ken’s nieces, nephews and friends.
Kenneth John Fridgen was born to Herman Jr. “Manny” and Alice (Minahan) Fridgen in Graceville, MN on December 29, 1967. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Dumont. Ken grew up on the family farm one mile south of Dumont. He attended school in Graceville and graduated in 1986. Ken was on the Shamrocks football team. After high school Ken worked in the Twin Cities for a few years before moving back to Dumont where he drove truck for several years. Ken them moved to Osakis and began working for his landlord Paul Hartman; mowing grass, snow removal, property upkeep and other odd jobs. Ken loved working with Paul. Ken took a lot of pride in his grass mowing. He always came out to Dumont for the holidays and family get togethers. He was always home to Dumont for deer hunting and the after party.
Ken is survived by his brothers: Steve (Karla) Fridgen and Craig (Sue) Fridgen; and sisters: Kerrie Derks and Alyssa Fridgen.
Ken was preceded in death by his parents Manny and Alice and his grandparents.
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