Fred Lande
July 24, 1932 - December 12, 2022

Fred Lande

Fred Lande
Jul 24, 1932 - Dec 12, 2022

Fred Lande
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Fred D. Lande of Ames, Iowa.

Frederick D. Lande was born July 24, 1932, in Huxley, Iowa the son of S.A. and Clara Erickson Lande. He grew up on a farm in Huxley and graduated from Huxley High School. He married Kay on June 26, 1987. They have been long term residents of Ames. Fred worked for the Iowa Department of Transportation from 1955-1995 in the Material Supplies and Inventory Department. Fred ran the score board for the ISU Men's Basketball team at Hilton for 34 years. Fred and Kay were avid Cyclone fans.

Fred is survived by his wife, Kay Lande of Ames, a daughter, Diane (Ralph) Merrill of Smithfield, Utah. Four grandchildren, Heather, Mandy, Anthony, and Jeremy. Kay's children Alan (Tina Ent) Widener of Ankeny, Kim (John) Thornton of St. Louis, MO; Greg Widener of Ames, Mike (Lonnie) Widener of Boone. Grandchildren: Andrew (Nicky) Thornton, Brian (Megan) Thornton, Curtis (Karrie) Widener, Amanda Widener, and Austin Widener: Great Grandchildren, Avery, Aidan, Elliot Thornton, and Grayson Widener.

Fred is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and daughter Debbie.

A Celebration of life will be held on December 17, 2022, from 1-3:00 p.m. with a Toast to Fred's life at 3:00p.m. at Grandon Funeral and Cremation Care, 414 Lincoln Way, Ames, Iowa 50010, please dress in your favorite Iowa State clothing. Fred has asked in lieu of flowers please make memorials to Iowa State Athletic Foundation or a charity of your choosing.

Online condolences may be directed to

Ann Coppernoll on Dec 14, 2022

We are so sorry to hear of Fred's passing. Know we are thinking of you.
Garrett Farni and
Ann Coppernoll

Jeffrey Cook on Dec 13, 2022

Kay and family - my sincere condolences. Uncle Fred was a good man. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jeff Cook
Gladstone, MO

Carrie Erwin on Dec 13, 2022

CandleFred was a one of a kind guy. Very sweet and fun to be with. I will miss him. My condolences go out to his wife, Kay, and his entire family. His passing will be felt by all that knew and loved him.
Carrie Erwin

Greg Widener on Dec 13, 2022

I will not be in attendance with the family members on December 17 from 1pm to 3pm.
You may leave your thoughts and prays here for me to read.
Greg Widener

Betty Gordon on Dec 13, 2022

My heartfelt sympathies to Fred’s family.

I knew Fred from the DOT. He was a wonderful person to work with and always had that beautiful smile on his face. He was so pleasant to work with.

After he retired, he did volunteer work and delivered medications To homes from the Hyvee clinic. It was so appreciated by those of us who are sick needing those meds.

And of course he would be wearing his cyclone colors like above. Rest in peace Fred.

Betty Gordon, Ames



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Grandon Funeral and Cremation Care
414 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50010
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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