In Memory of




Obituary for Fredrick Joseph Kaschmitter

Well, I’ll be dipped. The World’s Best Grandpa (known to others as Fredrick Joseph Kaschmitter) age 87, from White Bear Lake, MN, ended his earthly jaunt after a short illness—but was surrounded by laughter, love, and family until the very end. Preceded in death by wife of 32 years, Joyce, sister Arlene, and brother Dick. Survived by children; Polly (Tony) Zais and Patty (Steve) Youngquist; grandchildren Dan, Kelly (Cody), Sarah, Tory (Jeremy), Leah, Jenna, and Amanda; great grandchildren Eli, Claire, Benjamin, Colton; siblings Isabelle, Marilyn, Evelyn, Mike, Bonnie, Susie, Carol, Jolene and Larry; wife Lois; son Mick.

Proof of a life well lived: Bookmarked joke books. Left handed mugs. Donut mornings. Bus stop drop-offs. Worm burners on the golf course. Hidden coins in penny loafers. Laffy Taffy. Using the bell to call a “family meeting” with blackberry brandy. The red clown nose. Baseball caps. An unwavering love for Minnesota sports. Lemon drops. A jailbreak to Jimmy’s. Quiche. Never missing a track meet, dance recital, horse show, school program, gymnastics meet, or baseball game. A Miller Lite and a classic Hershey’s candy bar.

Jeepers, we’ll sure miss you. All your days were hero days.

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial 11AM, Saturday, February 27, 2021 at St Pius X Catholic Church, 3878 Highland Ave, White Bear Lake, MN 55110. A private burial at Fort Snelling will be at a later date.

The mass will be live streamed at

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to The Arthritis Foundation.