DOYLE FREDRICKSON

DOYLE FREDRICKSON

Wichita, Kan. -- Doyle H. Fredrickson: Dad, Gramps and Great-Great Papa, passed peacefully with his sons and their wives by his side at the Clay County Medical Center in Clay Center, KS on Thursday, September 9, 2021 at the age of 89.

Doyle was born June 13, 1932 to Alvin L. and Vernie L. Fredrickson in St. Francis, Kan. His family later moved to Oberlin, Kan. He was the youngest of five siblings. He graduated from Decatur Community High School in 1950.

Doyle’s father passed due to an accident when he was 16. His older brother and wife, Don and Lois Fredrickson, moved back to Oberlin to help care and provide for his Mother and brother, Doyle. They started a small grocery store on the Main Street of Oberlin, Don’s Grocery. After high school graduation he continued at Don’s Supermarket and eventually became the manager where he completed 38 years, retiring in 1986. He then leased a local liquor store for a short time, became the marketing and sales director at the Oberlin Boat Factory for two years and then worked for Brown Motor Company as a salesman. Doyle started dating Joan (Jody) Jording when she returned to Oberlin from the Lutheran School of Nursing in St. Louis, Mo. to work for just a year in Oberlin to fulfill a scholarship commitment. Doyle and “Jody” were married on Jan.10, 1954 at the St. John’s Lutheran Church located in the country near Traer, Kan. He took classes to join the St. John’s Lutheran church in Oberlin, Kan. They had two sons, Gary and Kurt.

Jody passed on Dec. 16, 1998 just one month short of their 45th wedding anniversary. Doyle lost his wife, best friend and the “love of his life” and missed her daily for the rest of his life. He then moved to Wichita, Kan. in 2001 where he lived the next 20 years. His niece and her husband, Nancy and Terry Quan, were his best friends, helpers and medical aides and allowed him to stay alone and stay independent living until age 89. Doyle also met and had a friendship with Carolyn Johnson while living there.

The highlight for Doyle was watching his grandchildren: Karli, Kaine, Scott and Tom, grow up and attending many of their functions, graduations and events.

His last chapter of his life included visiting his great-granddaughters: “My Girlies”, Harper and Hattie Hubka in Clay Center, Kan.

Doyle loved life, always lived it to its fullest and had many, many friends of all ages.

He is preceded in death by his siblings and their spouses: June and Darren Schneider, Robert and Lucille, Ralph and Helen and Don and Lois Fredrickson. Also, passing were his wife, Joan and Granddaughter, Kylee Marie Fredrickson.

Survivors are Gary and Sarah Fredrickson, Clay Center, Kan.; Kurt and Stella Fredrickson, Kansas City, Mo.; grandchildren, Karli Hubka and husband Brett, Kaine Fredrickson and fiancée Becca Clancy, Tom and Scott Fredrickson and Great-Granddaughters, Harper and Hattie Hubka.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 17, 2021 at the St. Paul Lutheran Church, Clay Center, Kansas. The family will greet friends immediately following the service.

Inurnment services will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at the Oberlin Cemetery, Oberlin, Kansas.

Memorials may be made to the Jody Fredrickson Nursing and Pre-Health Scholarship in care of the Neill-Schwensen-Rook Funeral Home, Clay Center, Kansas.

Online condolences may be made at www.nsrfh.com

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