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Obituary: Frederic Hackensmith

Frederic Arthur Hackensmith, 82, of Cloquet passed away June 25, 2024, at

Inter-Faith Care Center in Carlton. He was born June 18, 1942, to Harold and Gladys Hackensmith. He attended school in Carlton.

Frederic worked at several local automotive shops and was an over-the-road trucker. He was a member of the Barnum Methodist Church.

In his early years, he enjoyed spending time at dirt-track races and later in life he enjoyed puzzles. Frederic loved taking day trips to visit family and friends or to attend their gatherings and barbeques. He never turned down an opportunity to enjoy a meal out with loved ones.

Frederic is survived by his children Bonnie Widell, Belynda Kort, Sue (Pat) Burggraff, and Tim (Melissa) Tow; 17 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; and other extended family. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Fran; son Brent; brothers, Tony and Robert Hackensmith; and sisters, Twyla Puotinen and Carolyn Dion.

A Celebration of Life will be held 12-3 p.m. Sunday, July 7 at the Evergreen Knoll community building with arrangements by Nelson Funeral Care.

Pine Knot News, July 5, 2024