John Thomas Frigaard, of Marin County, California and formerly of Niles

Published 9:11 am Monday, October 22, 2018

Dec. 30, 1946 — Oct. 13, 2018

John Thomas Frigaard, 71, of Marin County, California and formerly of N. 4th St., Niles, died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, in California of an extended illness. He had been ill since a bicycle accident which led to further complications.

He was born Dec. 30, 1946, to Ollie and Vivian (Walters) Frigaard in Nile. A 1965 graduate of Niles High School, John went to Northwestern University where he was affiliated with Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University.

John Thomas Frigaard

After college, John entered Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) serving in Harvey, Illinois. He then followed a dream of working for the Good Guys in San Francisco in audio sales. While there, a manufacturer representative saw his talent and offered him a position. This led to his eventual own company, retirement and continued consulting services.

John was suave and debonair throughout his entire life along with a gentleness in both heart and humor. He enjoyed the pursuit of intellectualism, golf and people. His life was blessed with his companion, Ellen, who eventually became a caregiver extraordinaire.

In addition to Ellen, John is survived by his sisters, Karin (Sam) Niehans of Jamestown, North Carolina and Ingrid (Tim) Yonker of Boca Grande, Florida. Many nieces and nephews shared mutual love.

A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Arrangements are being completed by the Halbritter-Wickens Funeral Services. Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.