Fred Hockenhull, 1952-2017

Published 12:01 am Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Funeral services for Fred Hockenhull will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Theodore Catholic Church. The Rev. Kurt Farrell will officiate. Interment will be at St. Theodore’s Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church. Online condolences are welcome at

Fred died Friday, Dec. 22, 2017, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester.

Fred Hockenhull

Frederic Richard Hockenhull was born Jan. 5, 1952, in Wells, the son of Frederick and Luella (Sahr) Hockenhull. Fred graduated from Wells High School in 1970. After his graduation, he worked for his father as a bookkeeper and later as a caregiver for his parents until their death. In the 1970s ,Fred met Carol Blakestad. He was a very loving and accepting man, and he helped raise her daughters as his own.

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Fred enjoyed time with his family and Carol’s family, walking outdoors, collecting coins, playing piano and playing cribbage with Carol’s dad.

Survivors include his significant other for more then 40 years, Carol Blakestad; daughters Sheena (Jeremy) Otto and Trisha (Chuck Deye) Blakestad; granddaughter, Mikayla Otto; and Carol’s mother, Frances Blakestad.

Fred was preceded in death by his parents, aunts, uncles and Carol’s father, Roger Blakestad.