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Carrington and New Rockford, North Dakota
701.652.3003 or 701.947.2911

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Fredrick Antone Engberg, Jr., age 79, passed away on November 15, 2019, at Golden Acres Manor of Carrington, ND.

Fred was born in Carrington on May 10, 1940, the first son of Fred and Marie (Driessen) Engberg. He graduated from Carrington High School and went on to graduate from Valley City State Teachers’ College. He then began his teaching and coaching career at Butte, Bowman, Tower City, Pingree, and Colfax. After teaching for a number of years, he decided to make a career change and went on to own the 5 Spot in Carrington and The Safari Bar in Bordulac, ND. When Fred owned the 5 Spot, he was well known for the food he prepared for customers, which included Steak Tar Tar, Stews, Chili, and Smoked Turkey. He also managed the Golf Course and The Vet’s Club, both of Carrington. In addition, Fred worked for Sioux Railroad in 1963 and the Northern Pacific Railroad in 1965.

Fred owned thoroughbreds, which he raced in various locations in the United States and Canada. He had many other hobbies, which included fishing, bowling, baseball, and cooking. Fred had an infectious laugh and truly loved his nieces and nephews.

Fred will be greatly missed by his brother, Gary (Julie) Engberg, Hankinson, ND; three sisters, Ardell (Rick) Oliver, St. Louis, MO, Janet (James) Jones, St. Louis, MO, and Barbara Muniz, Carrington, ND; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Fred was preceded in death by his parents, Frederick, Sr. and Marie Engberg; and his brother, Raymond Engberg.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the Funeral in Evans Funeral Home, Carrington.

Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at 2:00PM in Evans Funeral Home, Carrington.

Burial will be at the Carrington Cemetery.

Posted Condolences:


  1. Our condolences. I only knew Fred from high school football. Many memorable experiences. CHS class of 1956.

  2. Knew Fred and the Engberg family a long time. Fred went to school with my older brothers Jerry and Bob. He was always seemed to have a smile. My condolences to all of you. Cherish the wonderful memories as they will get you through the difficult times.

  3. I remember Fred well, especially from football and baseball while growing up in Carrington. He had a good attitude. I considered him a good school friend, even though he was a couple of years older.

  4. R I P my friend and prayers to the family and friends

  5. Bless Fred’s memory.

  6. I am sorry to hear – Fred always had a laugh and a smile. I’ve known his family for years. My brothers Jerry and Bob went to school with Fred . Cherish the wonderful memories.

  7. I remember the time well when Fred (then Mr. Engberg) was teaching back in the day in Butte. He made going to school fun! I am left with good memories of Fred, he was a great guy who will be missed by all who knew him ✝️

  8. Ardell and family,
    I’m thinking of you this week. My sympathies to all. He had so many interests.

  9. Fred was a fun teacher, coach, and friend. Will miss him greatly.

  10. We are sorry that we are in Arizona during this sad occasion for your family. Fred and I were friends for more than 70 years and experienced many funny moments and happy memories over the years. We know that your family has shared many good times together as well. Those wonderful memories are timeless treasures of the heart. Hold tightly to them now and know that Fred will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. As you grieve, know that we are remembering you and honoring the memory of Fred. May God hold you securely in the palm of His hand and grant you courage, peace, and grace.

  11. Sorry to hear that Fred passed away. He was a good friend for many years

  12. Just checking the website and noticed Freddy had passed away. He was a heck of a good guy and always someone you could talk to and get a good joke to pass on. Had many talks with Freddy and enjoyed playing softball against him. We would sit and talk baseball for hours on end when I had the time.
    My brother Larry ran around with Freddy in their younger years and remember the story of a party at Green’s Grove. When it was getting over Larry was looking for Freddy so they could leave. No Freddy and Larry finally found him up in a tree and Freddy wouldn’t come down! Larry said he went to the car and got a hatchet out of the trunk and chopped the tree down with Freddy still in it. Later on I would tease Freddy about this and we would laugh until the tears would roll down our face.
    We will miss you Freddy and may our dear Lord bless you and welcome you with open arms into His Kingdom!


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