Dr. Fred Requa — Austin

Dr. Fred C. Requa, D.D.S., 83, of Austin, died Wednesday, March 16, 2016, at Mayo Clinic Hospital-Saint Marys Campus, Rochester.

Frederick Claire Requa was born Jan. 16, 1933, in Austin, the son of Elmer and Helen (Gates) Requa. He graduated from Austin High School in the Class of 1951 and from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 1957.

Fred was married to Jane Reedquist on Aug. 3, 1957, at Highland Presbyterian Church in Minneapolis. They moved to Austin, where he opened his dental practice. Fred served his patients for 50 years, retiring in 2007. In 1998, Jane passed away, and Fred was married to Lois Hopfe Freeberg on Oct. 5, 2002.

Fred was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church and the Southeast Minnesota Dental Association. Fred loved his family and many friends, as well as the University of Minnesota and the Golden Gophers. He had fond memories of time spent in Yellowstone and his friends in that area, and at Yachats on the Oregon coast. He enjoyed coffee club with friends, his dental "cohorts" and the many patients who became his friends during his long practice in Austin.

Fred was preceded in death by his first wife, Jane.

He is survived by his wife, Lois Freeberg Requa, Austin; daughter, Kari A. Requa, Eagan, Minn.; son, Kurt Requa, Rochester; stepchildren, Susan Freeberg (Ron) Goldstein, Plymouth, Minn., Saul (Jackie) Freeberg, Phoenix, Ariz., Sam Freeberg, Phoenix, Ariz.; grandchildren, Daniel, David and Devra; great-grandson, Zachary; sisters, Alice (Newton) Smith, Mahtomedi, Minn., Carol Requa, Pueblo, Colo.; nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and -nephew.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 22, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Karen Behling officiating. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be at the Clasen-Jordan Mortuary on Monday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and at the church for one hour before the service on Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the University of Minnesota Foundation; School of Dentistry in memory of Fred Requa, P.O. Box 860266, Minneapolis, MN 55486-0266.