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Frederick "Bugs" Augustad

May 27, 1936 February 2, 2020
Frederick "Bugs" Augustad
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FREDERICK "BUGS" JOHN AUGUSTAD was born to John and Laura (Beck) Augustad on May 27, 1936 in Franklin Township near Madison, South Dakota. Fred graduated from Franklin High School with the class of 1954. A natural athlete and talented basketball player, Fred was a starter for the Franklin Flyers. The Cinderella team who upset the number one seed and finished strong in the State Tournament his senior year.

On November 8, 1957, Fred and Jacqueline Fods were united in marriage. The young couple remained in Franklin Township where Fred farmed with his dad on the Augustad farm and worked at John Morrell in Madison, South Dakota until it closed in 1964. He then transferred to the plant in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and the couple moved to the Fods’ family farm near Colton, South Dakota. Fred’s career with John Morrell spanned 37 years. Jacqueline preceded Fred in death after a long battle with Huntington's Disease. Fred was living in Sioux Falls near his children. In October of 2018, Fred moved to the Mary Jane Brown Home in Luverne, Minnesota where he was near his daughter, Kim. Fred remained there until his death on Sunday, February 2, 2020 at the age of 83 years, eight months, and six days.

Fred was an enthusiast of all sports. Of course, his favorite teams to watch were his boys'. If he wasn't coaching baseball, Fred was on the sideline of a basketball game, a football game, or a track meet. His passion for sports was matched only by his love of fishing. However, if the walleye weren't biting, Fred “The Fish Whisperer” enjoyed playing cards, teasing others, and sharing tall tales. Above all, family meant the world to Fred. He cherished his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. With fondness and warmth, they will recall his sense of humor, animated personality, and strong convictions.

Fred is lovingly remembered by his children, Todd (Renee) Augustad of Pipestone, Minnesota, Sonja (Kent) Boen of Sioux Falls, SD, Paul (Debbie) Augustad of Sioux Falls, SD, Amy (Tom) Sebert of Hartford, SD, and Nichole Anderson of Sioux Falls, SD; 11 grandchildren, Tara Augustad of Seattle, WA, Alex (Jillian) Augustad of Sioux Falls, SD, Paul Matthew Augustad of Spirit Lake, IA, Austin Boen of Brookings, SD, Bennett, Olivia, and Jack Sebert of Hartford, SD, Ellie, Molly, and Oscar Anderson of Hartford, SD; three great-grandchildren, Oliver and Jack Augustad of Sioux Falls, SD, and Paolo Schiavo Campo O'Loughlen of Los Angeles, CA; his sister, Judy Foster of Sioux Falls, SD; and many other loving friends and family members. Fred was preceded in death by his wife, Jacqueline; two children, Clifford “Cliffy” and Kim Augustad; his older sister, Betty Larsen; and his parents, John and Laura (Beck).

A private family memorial service will be held.


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