Richard "Dick" C. Frederick


April 24, 1950 - July 3, 2016


Richard “Dick” Frederick and his twin brother, Doug, were born on April 24, 1950 in Watertown, SD to Charles and S. Lorraine (Hess) Frederick.  He attended grade school at Immaculate Conception School and graduated from Watertown High School in 1968.  Dick married Julie J. Lauseng on June 17, 1972, in Watertown.  Dick entered the military in May, 1969 and served in the Vietnam War from March 1970 to April 1971.  During his military career, Dick was stationed in Italy, Hawaii, and Georgia, and retired as a Major with the South Dakota Army National Guard after 30 years of service and earning a Bronze Star medal.  

Dick graduated in April 1979 from the University of South Dakota with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and an ROTC commission at which time Dick went back on active duty as an officer until 1983, when he accepted a job with a Defense Contractor as a Computer/Communications Analyst and moved his family to Frankfurt, Germany for two years.

In 1986, Dick started his second career as a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones, serving his clients and friends with financial advice for 30 years. 

Dick is survived by his wife Julie of Mitchell, SD; daughters: Shayne Kennedy of Sioux Falls, SD and Kelly Frederick of Mitchell, SD; grandchildren: Emilie (Nathan Byrd), Ashton,  Derrek and Kaylyn Kennedy all of Sioux Falls, SD;  and a great granddaughter, Braylie Kennedy-Byrd of Sioux Falls, SD; siblings: Michael (Jill) Frederick of Hartford, SD, Samuel (Aletha) Frederick of Rapid City, SD, Douglas (Deb) Frederick of Sioux Falls, SD, Joseph (Elaine) Frederick of Oaks, ND, Sarah (Ed) Zerfas of Dell Rapids, SD, Helen (Larry) Robel of High Point, NC, Mary (Gary) Reineke of Sioux Falls, SD, Barbara Frederick of Redfield, SD, John (Theresa) Frederick of Sioux Falls, SD and Mark (Christine) Frederick of Rapid City; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother in infancy and a sister in infancy.



Thursday, July 7, 2016
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Holy Family Catholic Church
Prayer Service and Rosary ~ 7:00 PM
222 North Kimball Street
Mitchell, South Dakota


Friday, July 8, 2016
10:30 AM
Holy Family Catholic Church
222 North Kimball Street
Mitchell, South Dakota


Saint Mary's Cemetery
Saturday, July 9, 2016 ~ 11:00 AM
Watertown, South Dakota

Posted by Norma Carstens Fettig on July 11, 2016
Thoughts and prayers for Dick and family,, my mom Mildred Carstens always spoke fondly of Dick and the services he provided for her,,now they can compare notes in heaven,,,,
Posted by Mary Lantgen on July 8, 2016
Julie, Doug and family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you. I have fond memories of Dick and our IC and high school days. May loving memories and God's loving embrace comfort you.
Posted by Sherry Yudt on July 8, 2016
My deepest condolences to the Federick family. I will always cherish "Uncle Dick" for the time he spent with my father and family during my father's cancer battle. He will truly be missed and always loved.
Posted by ALLAN D RHIAN on July 7, 2016
Posted by A VETERAN on July 7, 2016
Posted by Del & Jean Black on July 7, 2016
Our thoughts & prayers to you, Julie & family. Dick was such a great help to us...going back to my mother, Mrytle Black.
Posted by Bob & Monie Jensen on July 7, 2016
Our thoughts and prayers are with Julie and family.
Posted by Dan & Mary Regan on July 6, 2016
Julie and family so sorry for your loss. Dick was a good friend and a great soldier.
Posted by Ned and Donna (Uttecht) Adams on July 6, 2016
Dick was a very good man and a patriot. He was also a fine financial adviser. We are so sorry for you loss (Julie and family).
Posted by Kori Clarambau on July 6, 2016
Julie & family I am so sorry to here of Dicks passing, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you
Posted by Harry. Rasmussen on July 6, 2016
Julie and family
My sincere condolences to you and may Dick rest in peace.
Posted by Suzette Rothberg on July 6, 2016
I am so sorry for your loss Julie. I always enjoyed the time we spent together . I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers🙏
Posted by Melanie Church on July 6, 2016
Julie, Condolences to you and your family from Alan and me. Praying for peace for you.
Posted by Sue Redlin Hines on July 6, 2016
Sorry for your loss Julie. We have lost track of each other but I thought of you a few times and Marie about you.
Posted by Geri and Bernie Page on July 6, 2016
We are so sorry for your loss, Julie and family. We are sending many prayers your way in hopes that it will comfort you in this difficult time.
Posted by Robert Hansen on July 6, 2016
My thoughts and prayers are with Dick and the Frederick's family.
Posted by Gary B. Johnson Fargo on July 6, 2016
Julie and family my prayers are with you and your family!
Posted by Steven J. Stein on July 6, 2016
So sorry to recieve news of the passing of your husband and father. May he rest in peace. I did not know Dick, however, I played football with Mike and graduated in '67 with Sam and played some golf with Doug. All where wonderful people as I am sure your Richard was also. God bless and be with you always.
Posted by John & Bobbi Strandell on July 6, 2016
Julie and family, We are going to miss Dick much.
Lake Kampeska won't be the same without him to share it.
Many good memories there and through out lives. RIP
Posted by Ron & Doris Bender on July 6, 2016
Julie, we are so sorry for your loss. Our heartfelt condolences to you, and may God keep you in his tender embrace in the weeks and months ahead.
Posted by Robb Boyd on July 6, 2016
My thoughts are with you, Julie... so sad to lose this good man.
Posted by Chip and Cindy Otto-Elkins on July 6, 2016
Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Frederick family today as preparations are made for Dick's memorial. God bless you all.
Posted by Brad Spevak on July 6, 2016
Rest in peace Dick.
Posted by Alan Case on July 6, 2016
Rest in peace, Dick. Thanks for being a great life long friend.
Posted by Dallas & Marcia Drake on July 5, 2016
Our thought and prayers for the family.
Posted by Susan and family on July 5, 2016
My thoughts and prayers remain with you and your family.
Posted by Lori &TJ Greer on July 5, 2016
Thoughts and prayers for the family.
Posted by Jean Sears Trygstad on July 5, 2016
Prayers and blessings to Dicks Family. I have many found memories of our IC days
Posted by Steve & Shiela on July 5, 2016
Doug and family
So sorry to hear the passing of your brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Posted by Lorie Smith on July 5, 2016
Julie and family

Sending loving thoughts and prayers! Our deepest Sympathy!
The Jim and Lorie Smith family
Posted by Mikki Caspers on July 5, 2016
Your pain is gone now , Rest in peace dear friend ....
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