Fred was born in Ashland, Wisconsin, on Sept. 13, 1922, to John and Laura DeBruzzi. He joined the U.S. Army Air Force in 1942, served in World War II and Korea and retired as a Lt. Colonel. In 1985 he retired from McGill Manufacturing.
On Sept. 23, 1950, Fred married Virginia Johnson. They have four children, nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.