Thomas Fredenburg

Thomas Fredenburg, 70, of La Porte, passed away peacefully at 9:32 a.m., Friday, June 24, 2022 in his home.


He was born November 19, 1951 in Michigan City, Indiana, to Gaylord and Olga (Kalk) Fredenburg.


Thomas was familiar with cars and restoring them. He had put his passion into fixing them and was an avid member of the Studebaker Driver Club for the last 50 years. Thomas will be deeply missed by his friends and family.


On June 23, 1973, in Michigan City, Indiana, Thomas married Chris (Burnett) Fredenburg, who survives.


Also surviving are his three children, Carrie Pineda of Carmel, Indiana, Justin (Christina) Fredenburg of Rolling Prairie, Indiana and Jillian (Taylor) Backs of Seymour, Indiana; ten grandchildren; three brothers, Rodney (Mary), Dennis (Sue), and Randy (Susan); and one sister, Lorrie Besemer.


Preceding in death were his parents; two sisters, Nadine Bauers and Barbara Rastenis; and three brothers, Douglas, Donald, and Virgil Fredenburg.


A celebration of life will be held a later date. Lakeview Funeral Home & Crematory, 247 W. Johnson Rd., La Porte, (219) 362-3100, is caring for the arrangements.


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Memorial contributions may be directed to Alzheimer’s & Dementia Services of Northern Indiana, 922 E. Colfax Ave., South Bend, IN 46617 or Fried’s Cat Shelter, 509 IN-212, Michigan City, IN 46360, in loving memory of Thomas Fredenburg.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to April and Jessica at Dune’s Hospice

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