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Fred D. Frederking, Sr.

Frederick “Fred” D. Frederking, Sr., age 79, of Coulterville, IL, passed away on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 2:45 a.m. in his home.

Fred was born on October 10, 1940 in Oakdale, IL, a son to William F. “Bill” and Lillian Mae (Offerman) Frederking. On June 5, 1960, he married Brenda Hale in the First Baptist Church, Coulterville, IL and she survives. He had worked as a coal miner for Peabody Coal Company River King Mine Pit #6 for 32 years. Fred was a member of the First Baptist Church, Coulterville, IL. He a member of the Ainad Shrine Temple, Scottish Rite, Hope Lodge #162, American Quarter Horse Association, International Ford Retractable Club, Grandcote Cruisers, UMWA, Coulterville School Board and member and past president of the Lion’s Club. Fred took an extremely active roll in every organization he was a member of.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Brenda Frederking of Coulterville, IL; three sons, Frederick Frederking, Jr. of Steeleville, IL, Cletus (Lauretta) Frederking of London, Ontario and Daryl (Kacey) Frederking of Coulterville, IL; a sister, Anna Marie (Charles) Sheeler of Coulterville, IL; a brother-in-law, Richard Wooten of Coulterville, IL; a sister-in-law, Barbara Grafton of Coulterville, IL; eight grandchildren, Jennifer (Tom) Klausing, Will (Julie) Frederking, Reid Frederking, Amelia Frederking, Nathanael Frederking, Drew Frederking, Lucas Frederking, and Ellie Frederking; one great-grandson, Lane Frederking; dear special friends, Harold and Theresa Joines; a special cousin, Ben Feazel; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Clyde “Hickory” Frederking; two sisters, Linda Wooten and in infancy, Gloria Dee Frederking; a special brother-in-law, Ronnie Grafton; a nephew, Jeff Frederking; and a niece, Kristin Wooten.

Funeral services will be private. Interment will be in Coulterville City Cemetery, Coulterville, IL.

Public visitation will be at Pyatt Funeral Home, Coulterville, IL on Thursday July 30, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Thursday morning from 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Due to health concerns related to the Covid-19 virus and by the signing of executive order by Governor J.B. Pritzker, Phase Four attendance will be limited to 50 people and social distancing will be enforced.

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