Donald Fredericksen


October 12, 1946 - February 22, 2018


Donald Fredericksen, 71, of White Lake died, Thursday, February 22, 2018 at Ava’s Hospice House in Sioux Falls.  

Private inurnment services will be in Servicemen’s Memorial Cemetery in Mitchell. Arrangements are with the Bittner Funeral Chapel in Mitchell.

Donald Paul Fredericksen was born October 12, 1946 at Plankinton to Earl and Mildred (Gales) Fredericksen. He grew up in White Lake and graduated from White Lake High School. He served in the US Air Force four years, being stationed in Illinois, Texas, Thailand and Vietnam. While Don was in the Air Force he learned to be a baker. He was employed at the Aurora-Brule Nursing Home for many years and worked as custodian in recent years at Mitchell Senior High and L.B. Williams School. He was a member of the Mitchell American Legion, Sioux Falls VFW and Vietnam Veterans of America.

He is survived by two sisters: Joan Thiry of White Lake, Connie Wagner of Waterville, MN and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death his parents, an infant sister, Cindy and brother, Mike


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Posted by Dennis Schoenfelder on February 27, 2018
Remembering the fun times we had together,brings a smile to my face.Sorry we lost contact ,so long ago!
Posted by Deb Platt on February 26, 2018
I taught at LBW elementary school and always enjoyed my visits with Don. So kind, so nice, and always friendly to everyone. Condolences to his family!
Posted by Nancy Leftwich. on February 26, 2018
Donny was such a nice guy, now he is with his brother Mike. . R.I.P. Donny.
Posted by Becky Roth on February 25, 2018
Our hearts are broken at LBW to hear about the loss of Don. There are so many fond things to remember--I loved the singing, his joking personality and bold laugh! He was such a kind and good man. Love to all his family.
Posted by Elwin & Rosalie Hohn on February 25, 2018
Our deepest sympathy to the Fredericksen family.
Posted by Sue Strand on February 24, 2018
I am glad that I worked at L.B. Williams when Don worked there. Donna described him perfectly. We will all miss him! Rest in peace Don.

Posted by Donna DeNure on February 24, 2018
L.B. Williams hasn’t been the same since Don retired. He will be remembered for his kind and generous personality, his wonderful sense of humor, infectious laugh, and his homemade caramels. They were delicious and word spread quickly throughout the building that “Don brought caramels!” I’ll think of Don fondly every time I hear “Hound Dog” by Elvis Presley. It was one of his favorite “sing alongs” when it came on the radio station he listened to as he worked.
Posted by Linda Jarabek on February 24, 2018
I worked with Don at LB . He was a good man. RIP.
Posted by Joe & Jo Ann Hettinger on February 24, 2018
Our sympathy to the family.
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