In memory of

Donald Fredrichs

August 9, 1932 - August 24, 2017
Donald Fredrichs

Donald Fredrichs

Born: August 9, 1932
Died: August 24, 2017
Age: 85
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Donald Fredrichs, age 85, of Wall Lake, IA, passed away on Thursday, August 24, 2017, at Twilight Acres in Wall Lake, IA. Born August 9, 1932, near Carnarvon, IA, the son of Fred and Henrietta (Poen) Fredrichs, he graduated from Viola #6, a country school east of Carnarvon, and from Lake View High School in 1951. Don played football, basketball, and baseball while in school, and was team captain in all three sports.
   On February 22, 1953, Don married Evelyn Peters in Lake View, IA, at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church. This union was blessed with five children:  Sandra, Susan, Delane, Sherry, and Sally.
   Don was a member of the Emmanuel Presbyterian Church in Carnarvon all his life. He served as a Sunday School teacher, Elder, and Trustee there for many years. Don also served as secretary and sexton of the Emmanuel Presbyterian Cemetery Association.
   Don served in the Korean War from 1953-1954 on the DMZ Line with the 235th Fields Artillery Observation Battalion and was then sent to Japan for five months with the 92nd Armour Field Artillery Battalion. He was a member of the American Legion Post in Wall Lake for over 50 years, as well as Commander for a number of years.
   Don was a farmer through and through. He farmed near Breda, Wall Lake, and Carnarvon. After 38 years of farming, Don retired and he and Evelyn moved to Wall Lake. He served on many boards and was involved in many organizations throughout his life. Don served as the American Legion State Youth Baseball Chairman and 9th District Baseball Chairman, was a Boys State Staff Member at Camp Dodge, was on the board of directors at Twilight Acres representing his church, was a member of the National Farmers Organization serving as Sac County President and 5th District President, was a Viola Township Trustee on the ASCS Viola Township Committee, and was a 60 Plus secretary for six different sites for many years.
   Don loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
   Survivors include: wife Evelyn Fredrichs of Wall Lake, IA; son Delane (Linda) Fredrichs of Kingsport, TN, daughters Sandra (Randy) Aschinger of Lake View, IA, Susan (Ken) Barney of Lake View, IA, Sherry (Jeff) Kruse of Wall Lake, IA, Sally (John) Young of Mt. Ayr, IA, Melia Santos of FL, and Norma Stolet of Rio de Janiero, Brazil; brother Ray (Jan) Fredrichs of Carnarvon, IA; sisters Delores Freed of Dakota Dunes, SD, and Sophia Fredricks of Des Moines, IA; sisters-in-law Marilyn Fredrichs of Carnarvon, IA, and Marjorie Reinhart of Lake View, IA; brother-in-law Roger (Rita) Peters of Lake View, IA; grandchildren Tim (Jessica) Aschinger of Lake View, IA, Grant (Megan) Aschinger of Holstein, IA, Steven (Elizabeth) Aschinger of Bondurant, IA, Michelle (Steve) Thompson of West Des Moines, IA, Brian Mein of Lake View, IA, Matthew (Sandra) Lincoln of Kingsport, TN, Amanda Crisp of Kingsport, TN, Trisha Buchanan of Johnson City, TN, Jennifer Fredrichs of Kingsport, TN, Nathan (Barb) Kruse of Papillion, NE, Nicolle (Juston) Ledger of Pella, IA, Noah Kruse of Altoona, IA, Nichelle (Joel) Weiler of Pella, IA, and John and Will Young of Mt. Ayr, IA; great-grandchildren Ryan, Reese, Zoey, Jayna, Pryce, Suttyn, Devon, Logan, Wesley, Lindsey, James, Liam, Brittney, Tiffany, Bailey, Ethan, Landon, and Jayda.
   Don is preceded in death by his parents; brothers Herman, Leonard, and Leroy; sister Grace Bruns; brothers-in-law Ted Bruns, Eugene Freed, Lyle Onken, Wes Bettin, Maynard Reinhart, and James M. Peters; sisters-in-law Buelah Onken and Laverna Bettin.
Funeral Service
10:30 a.m., Tuesday
August 29, 2017
Emmanuel Presbyterian Church
Carnarvon, Iowa
5:00-7:00 p.m, Monday
August 28, 2017
Farber & Otteman Funeral Home
Wall Lake, Iowa
Emmanuel Presbyterian Cemetery
Carnarvon, Iowa


Monday, September 4, 2017 at 9:34 PM
“We are so sorry to hear of Don's passing. He was a kind man and we enjoyed talking to him at reunions. May God bless you and bring you peace.”
- Robert Rickers and Christy
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 1:47 PM
“Sue and family,
Jim and I want to express our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.”
- Mary Lou Dopheide
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 1:47 PM
“Fredrichs Family...I want to extend my heartfelt sympathy at the passing of Don. I sure enjoyed knowing all of your family throughout my growing up years and loved serving your Dad when he came into Tjaden's where I waitressed during my teenage years. He was always such a jovial man and his smile was contagious. Anyone who crossed his path and got to know him was indeed a lucky person. May God Bless you with Peace and Comfort at this time.”
- Angela (Riedell) Maurer
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 11:43 AM
“I will always remeber him and miss his brightness and sense of humor!
I am praying and thinking of you all.
With all my love!”
- Norma Stolet
Monday, August 28, 2017 at 2:11 PM
“Sue, so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. My sympathy to you and your family. May you all have many great memories of him to help comfort you at this time and to cherish in your heart forever. Pam Visedo”
- Pam Visedo
Monday, August 28, 2017 at 2:11 PM
“Delane, Linda and family, our love and prayers are with you. We are so very sorry for your loss. If you need ANYTHING, please call!”
- Rose and Ricky Potter
Monday, August 28, 2017 at 2:11 PM
“My prayers and sympathies are with all of you during this difficult time. Don was a sweetheart and smiling whenever I saw him.
- Lue Baker
Monday, August 28, 2017 at 2:11 PM
“We are so glad to have been in high school with Don. What a wonderful fellow!”
- Jim and Lois Manuel Long
Monday, August 28, 2017 at 2:11 PM
“So sorry for the loss of your Dad. I enjoyed his phone calls when selling tickets to the Legion dinner. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.”
- Gene and Marla Friedrichsen
Friday, August 25, 2017 at 9:32 PM
“Our deepest sympathy for your loss of your Dad, he will be missed. We will be out of town but wanted you to know we were thinking of you. He always said Hi when you saw him and wanted to talk.”
- Rob and Marsha Bornhorst
Friday, August 25, 2017 at 3:18 PM
“Sue and family ,So sorry to hear of your loss. Your Dad was a wonderful man to have a visit with, he will be missed. Thoughts and prayers to you all.”
- Reno. Mindy, Tatum and Tanner
Friday, August 25, 2017 at 3:18 PM
“Our deepest sympathies ”
- Mark and Tami Auen
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