17 September 2023

Richard Lewis Fredericks Death

 Richard Lewis Fredericks

(May 20, 1925-February 26, 2020)

Richard Lewis Fredericks, 94, of Brethren, died Wednesday, February 26, 2020, at home with his family by his side. He was born May 20, 1925, in Brethren, the son of Otto and Daisy (Graf) Fredricks.

Richard was a veteran of the United States Navy. He owned and operated Fredericks Phillips 66 gas station in Brethren. He also drove school bus for Kaleva Norman Dickson School District.

Richard was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, in Onekama, and had an unwavering faith in his Lord. In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening

On November 18, 1950, at Trinity Lutheran Church, in Onekama, Richard married Marilyn "Micki" Wendt who survives him. He is also survived by : his daughter Pamela Monroe of Brethren; his grandchildren, Rich Lagerquist of Jenison, Emily (Joe) Wilson of Lake Leelanau, Jessica (Josh) Hoffman of Thompsonville, and Matthew (Leslie) Monroe of Sault Ste. Marie; his great-grandchildren, Morgan Lagerquist of Plainwell, Oliver Wilson of Lake Leelanau, Gwedolyn Hoffman of Thompsonville, Benjamin Monroe of Sault Ste. Marie, Hannah Monroe of Sault Ste. Marie, and McKenzie Monroe of Sault Ste. Marie; his sister Audrey Glover of Portage and Norma Jean (Leslie Kaskinen of Central Lake; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Richard was preceded in death by: his parents; his son, Richard "Ricky" Fredericks; and his siblings, Harold Fredricks, Daisy Kurth, Leona Wagoner, Ray Fredricks, Norman Fredricks, Otto Fredricks, Kathryn Tritten Pihl, Lola Brown, and John Fredricks.

Graveside services for family and friends will take place in the Brethren Cemetery in the spring.

Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church of Onekama, Homeward Bound Animal Shelter, or to Hospice of Michigan.

The Terwilliger Funeral Home, in Kaleva, is in charge of arrangements.


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