Frederick Lewis Guldin, 74, a 30-year Oak Park resident, died on Aug. 15, 2014. Born on Feb. 25, 1940 in Loves Park, he served for four years in the U.S. Navy, ashore and at sea. A switchman for ConRail and Norfolk Southern railroad for 43 years, he suffered the tragic loss of his leg while working on the rails, but it never deterred him at work, or working on his home on the 800 block of South Taylor. He was also an avid carpenter and fisherman, and enjoyed spending weekends in the country with his many children and grandchildren. 

He was married to Lois (Norris) for 40 years, and previously married to Lois (Juravik) Black. He was a loving father, a devoted husband, and an adventurer at heart.

Fred Guldin is survived by his wife, Lois; his children, Christine Busch, Jennifer (Harry) Forberg, and Russell (Aimee) Guldin; his stepchildren, Linda (Peter) Balderas, Lawrence (Marilyn) Thivel, Joseph Petruzelli, and Barbara (Bruce) Kneeland; 17 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his stepson, Robert Thivel. 

Arrangements were handled by Svec and Sons Funeral Home. Additional information is available at 708-414-0667. 

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