Frederick Albert Ley Herschler Jr., died Sept. 2, in Greensboro, N.C., after a battle with cancer.

He was born in the Como Park neighborhood and graduated from Murray High School and the University of Minnesota, where he received a degree in economics in 1949. He served in the Navy during World War II and shared his stories of towing the Nagato, the Japanese emperor’s flagship, to Bikini Atoll for A-bomb tests following that nation’s surrender.

Besides having a productive career in sales management, Fred invented board games such as “Foil” and “Thinking Man’s Golf,” which were marketed by 3M as part of its “Bookshelf” games series.

He served honorably as a St. Paul Rotarian for 30 years. He moved to North Carolina in 1985, when he married Anne McElwee.

Fred is survived by his wife; cat Sammy; daughters, Kimberly and Andrea; a grandson; two great-grandchildren; and brother Dick (Annette).

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