Fred C. Heidrick Jr., Aug. 5, 1938 — May 15, 2015

Fred C. Heidrick Jr., pictured here with his wife Sandra at the 2014 Last Call Car Show at the Heidrick Ag History Center.

Fred C. Heidrick Jr., pictured here with his wife Sandra at the 2014 Last Call Car Show at the Heidrick Ag History Center.

The California Agriculture Museum, home of the Heidrick tractor collection and event center, will welcome the public to celebrate the life of Fred Heidrick Jr. this Friday, May 29. Family, friends and community members are invited to join in remembering him at 11AM, at 1962 Hays Lane, Woodland.

As the son of the museum’s founder, Fred Jr. was an active supporter of the Heidrick Ag History Center and its recent evolution into the California Ag Museum. He will be fondly remembered for his bear hugs and the cheer he brought to the facility every time he would visit.

Fred Heidrick Jr. captured chatting with museum Executive Director, Loirli Ostman, at the YOLO Outdoor Expo museum fundraiser in March 2015.

Looking back, volunteers remember Freddy for his love and oversight of his family’s collection.

Fred was raised in Woodland; he worked full-time at the Heidrick family farm before and after his two years of military service in the Army. The museum proudly displays an Army history exhibit to represent this piece of his life.

Fred Clark Heidrick Jr. passed away after a brief bout of cancer on May 15, 2015, at the age of 76.

Fred and Gene

Fred poses with museum docent and volunteer Gene in 2014.

He was born on Aug. 5, 1938, in Woodland to Fred and Helen Heidrick.

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2 thoughts on “Fred C. Heidrick Jr., Aug. 5, 1938 — May 15, 2015

  1. We are all familiar with the addage about the dash between the years a person is born and when he dies. Fred had a huge dash. Some folks come and go and do little of note and few notice their passing. Fred contributed greatly, was an involved Yolo County farmer and the shadow he cast was large and will be missed by many. Our Clarksburg farm community sends condolences to all the greater Heidrick family.—Richard Marshall, Marshall Ranch, Clarksburg

  2. Oh my Goodness! I cannot believe this news. So sorry for this loss! Freddy was a family friend and since i have lived outside of Yolo County I often miss the local passings. I send my heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. Cindy (Blickle) Larsen

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