'Grandpa Fred,' featured on Making a Difference, dead at 102

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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) -- "Grandpa Fred," the man featured on NBC15's Making a Difference in November of 2017, has died at the age of 102.

A member of the family confirmed to NBC15 that Frederick O. Leidel of Madison, died on Friday. Funeral arrangements are pending.

Leidel had pedaled his three-wheeled bicycle to Schenk Elementary twice a week to read to kindergartners, who simply referred to him as “Grandpa Fred."

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