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Edwin Charles “Bud” Fringer

Edwin Charles “Bud” Fringer, 90, Woodstock, died Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at his home. 

He was born Oct. 24, 1924, to Charles and Lulu Fringer. 

On July 31, 1948, he married Victoria Zahradka .

By trade, he was a meat cutter for more than 40 years. He was a self-taught radio and television repairman. A hard worker even after he supposedly retired, he taught many about his trades throughout the years. 

He loved cribbage, scoring one perfect 29. He enjoyed gardening and time spent with family and friends. He led by example, teaching his children and friends. He loved having family around him. The Saturday before he passed, he enjoyed a family gathering. 

He brought joy in numerous ways. It might be by telling a person the horseradish had no smell and then pushing it to the person’s nose to bring tears; passing butter and the person then having it on his fingers; or rubbing a straw on hot peppers then putting it in someone’s pop. He would accept people for who they were with no judgment. When he would go to shake hands with someone he would say, “You shake. I’m tired.” He was a lifelong member of the Woodstock Moose Lodge #1329. 

Survivors include his wife; five children, Edith (Ted) Abarca, Carolyn (Eddie) Castillo, Marilyn (Dan) Steadman, Mark (Susan) Fringer and Richard Fringer; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two brothers, Glen and David Fringer; and three sisters, Doris Wagner, Jean Vanlue and Sarah Thomas.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Jonathan Fringer; a grandson, Timothy; three brothers, Levertte, Harold and Royce; and one sister, Elva.

Visitation was July 6 and the funeral service was July 7 at Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney funeral home. Interment was at McHenry County Memorial Park.

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