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Fred J. Klingenhagen (April 30, 1955 – November 30, 2021)

Fred J. Klingenhagen (April 30, 1955 – November 30, 2021)


Fred J. Klingenhagen II passed away at home in Winter Park on November 30th at the age of 66. Born in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania on April 30, 1955, Fred grew up in New Jersey. He moved to Florida to attend Florida State University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Communication. Fred lived in Winter Park for more than forty years. He loved the city and always sought to protect its unique character and charm.
After retiring from a career in banking with Wells Fargo, Fred devoted himself tirelessly to helping others. He was an award-winning health educator who gave talks at the Juvenile Assessment Center, the Orange County Jail, and at local schools and colleges. He received numerous awards for his work and was named one of the top ten prevention educators in the United States by the In addition, he received a Neighborhood Incentive Grant from Bank of America, was chosen as the Orange County Corrections Department Volunteer of the Year, and received WESH-TV’s (Orlando) Local Hero Award.
Fred published two comedy science fiction novels, Galactically Speaking and Practically Galactically Speaking. He was also a talented musician and a great cook. Fred loved baseball, jazz, classic films, and spending time in nature. He particularly enjoyed swimming in Lake Knowles.
Fred will be best remembered for his exuberant sense of humor, his warmth and friendliness, and his kindness to everyone he met.
Fred is survived by his wife, Madelyn, his sisters, Ann Marie Klingenhagen, Jean (James) Coughlin, and Valerie Ryan, his nephews, Kris and Jonathan Coughlin, his niece, Julie (Philip) Wilson, and his great-nieces, Jaclyn and Penelope Wilson. He was predeceased by his first wife, Kathryn (Leggett), his parents, Declan and Ann C. (Williams) Klingenhagen, and his brother, David Klingenhagen.




  • Lorraine Lennon Posted December 22, 2021 9:26 pm

    To my cousin, with whom I shared childhood antics and memories; may you rest in peace and bask in the glory of being with those who went before you. Your contributions to your family and your community will live on forever. Deepest sympathies to my cousins.
    Lori (Jaisle) Lennon

  • Val Ryan Posted December 22, 2021 10:29 pm

    What a perfect tribute to my brother, Fred. Allmylove, Val

  • kathleen J williams Posted January 19, 2022 1:58 am

    With love for my cousin Fred. As kids, you always impressed me with your smarts and kindness. And as an adult, I loved your work with the prison systems (like my Dad) and with schools. Wishing you GodSpeed with your soul journey, and thanks for sharing your light with all around. Deep sympathies to my cousins.

  • Lauren Bridwell Posted July 24, 2023 2:57 pm

    Godfather Fred was a really special man.

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