Frederick William Colby IIIFred Colby died peacefully on April 16, 2013 after a brief battle with cancer. Fred was born on November 5, 1952. The son of Fred and Catherine Colby, of Fargo, he attended St. Anthony of Padua Grade School and graduated from Fargo Shanley High School in 1970.
As a child, Fred was an excellent tap dancer and enjoyed his performances with the Shippey Dance School. He mastered a variety of woodwind instruments playing in the Shanley concert, stage, marching, musical and pep bands. At St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, he was active as an altar server and Boy Scout. A member of Troop 211, he earned his Ad Altari Dei award and achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. Fred enjoyed scouting and became active with the Order of the Arrow, Explorer and Sea Scout programs. In 1969 he attended the National Scout Jamboree and was on staff for the 1973 Scout Jamboree, both held at Farragut State Park, Idaho. In 1977, he joined his father as a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus.