Fredrick Dahlke, 1948-2019

Published 1:00 am Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Private memorial services for Fredrick Carl Dahlke will take place in the spring in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Fredrick Dahlke

Fred, 70, passed away Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, peacefully at his home in Albuquerque. He was born Dec. 19, 1948, in Albert Lea to Frank and Helen Dahlke.

Fred graduated from Central High School of Albert Lea in 1967. He served as a Navy Corpsman in the 1970s, and during his working years served professionally as an X-ray, MRI and CT technician. Fred achieved his Bachelor of Science degree in applied management with Summa Cum Laude honors from National College in 1996.

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Fred was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying camping, fishing and howling with wolves when exploring the great outdoors and becoming one with nature.

Fred is survived by his children Jeff Dahlke, Kelli Dahlke-Fuentes and Aaron Fuentes; dear friend, Ida Fuentes-Dahlke; his mother, Victoria Westeng; siblings Steven Dahlke, Russell (Tori) Dahlke, Yolanda Esparza, Antoinette (Mike) Charlson, Patricia (Larry) Charlson, Karen (Scott) Andersen, Laura (Jay) Feeley and Susan (Wayne) Peterson; and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Fred is preceded in death by his parents Helen Dahlke and Frank Dahlke; brother, Joe Dahlke; and nephew, John Dahlke.

Fred was kindhearted and loved animals. He demonstrated his compassion through his caring of his pets Pepper and Shadow.

Fred will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Blessed be his memory.