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Hunter Ray Fronden

Hunter Ray Fronden

Hunter Ray Ronden, 16, of Duluth, Minnesota, passed away on April 9, 2018.

Hunter was born on August 16, 2001, in Duluth, Minnesota, to Erick Fronden and Jennifer Johnson, both of Duluth. He was a junior at Duluth East High School.

Throughout his short life, Hunter enjoyed playing basketball, soccer, and hockey, where he found his calling on the ice. He started his hockey journey with Woodland, moved on to East Bantams, and finally with Junior Gold in Superior, Wisconsin. Hunter also enjoyed trap shooting and bird/deer hunting at the family hunting shack with his Labrador, Kiya, and most recently with his current Labrador, Bear. He also enjoyed gaming with his friends.

Hunter will be greatly missed by everyone that knew him. He was the kind of young man that anyone would be proud to call son, grandson, nephew, and friend. In his endeavors, he gave his best. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need and did so with a smile - a smile that was contagious to all that witnessed it. This has been a sudden loss for us all. With the help of our many dear family and friends, we will someday learn to deal with our tragic loss.

Hunter was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Raymond and Elizabeth Johnson.

Hunter is survived by his parents, Erick Fronden and Jennifer Johnson; his beautiful sister, Janine Fronden; his paternal grandparents, James and Sandra Fronden; his Uncle Jay Fronden, Aunt Anna, and cousin Olie; Aunt Jennifer and Uncle Bjorn Krause and cousins Kjerstin, Odin, Elsa and Sylvie; Uncle Jon Fronden and Aunt Karen Fronden; Uncle Mark Knapp; Uncle Mark Mattala and Aunt Cherie Mattala; Aunt Pat Alvar; Uncle Dave Grant and Aunt Coleen Witherly, and many other cousins.

VISITATION: 10am Friday, April 27, 2018 at AAD Shrine Temple, 5152 Miller Trunk Hwy, Hermantown, Minnesota, with a memorial service to follow at 11am. A private burial for family will occur at Sunrise Memorial Park at a later date.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the staff at Sunrise Funeral Home and Cemetery, the staff at Homecroft Elementary School, Ordean Middle School, and Duluth East High School, the Duluth Fire Department, the Duluth Police Department, coworkers and friends with the City of Duluth, Afterno Assisted Living, and all of our family and friends, including the hockey community and hockey family.

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