Arnie Clayton Frederickson, 80, of Hanska died on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017 at Mayo Clinic Health Care System - Mankato.
Arnie Clayton Frederickson, 80, of Hanska died on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017 at Mayo Clinic Health Care System - Mankato. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 30 at Lake Hanska Lutheran Church with Rev. Sarah Taylor officiating. Visitation will be Sunday at Sturm Funeral Home in St. James from 4 to 7 p.m. and on Monday at the church beginning at 10 a.m. You may send the family condolences online at www.sturmfh.com. Arrangements are with Sturm Funeral Home in St. James.
Arnie was born in St. James on May 12, 1936, son of Herbert and Julia (Torkelson) Frederickson. Arnie grew up on the family farm and attended country school through the eighth grade. In 1954, he graduated from St. James High School. He served two years in the army and was stationed in Panama during the Korean war. On July 14, 1956 Arnie married Mary Anderson in Trimont. After his honorable discharge from the military, he returned home and the couple began farming and started a family. Arnie enjoyed farming and raising livestock. He belonged to the American Legion, saddle clubs, and served on church boards. He loved riding, raising, and showing horses. He also enjoyed woodworking, carpentry projects, and tinkering with machinery. He loved watching his Westerns and “The Big Bang Theory.” Arnie enjoyed his daily coffee group in LaSalle. Arnie and Mary enjoyed eating out at the local fish fry with their friends. He loved spending time with his great-grandkids, grandkids, and family.
Arnie is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary Frederickson, of Hanska; children, Mark (Peggy) Frederickson of Hanska, Kathy (Randy) Wellman of Hanska; grandchildren, Katie (Cory) Meyer of Sioux Falls, S.D., Matt Frederickson (Liz Beckius) of LaSalle, Kelli Frederickson of Edina, Randi Wellman (Ryan Mosser) of LaSalle, Dusty (Ashley) Wellman of St. James, Ashley (Jeremy) Brekken of Hanska, Lacy Wellman (Matt Gens) of Hanska; seven great-grandchildren; brothers, Owen Frederickson of Mason City, Iowa, Lloyd Frederickson of Hanska; sister, Janet (Steve) Guyton of Buffalo, Wyo.; brother-in-law, Norman (Shirley) Anderson of Denver, Colo.; and a sister-in-law, Jane Semanko of Coon Rapids. He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Frederick; and brother-in-law, Chuck Semanko.