Robert Frederick

Robert Frederick, 92, of Panora formerly of Jefferson, died Saturday, December 1, 2018 in Panora, Iowa.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 5 at Bagley United Methodist Church in Bagley, Iowa. Pastor Larry Monthei and Pastor Charlene Wolfe officiated. 

Casket bearers were grandchildren: Dan Frederick, Sarah Borgeson, Carolyn Renshaw, Elizabeth Pierce, Karen Tungesbik, Mary Hinton and Bill Frederick. Interment was in Richland Township Cemetery in Guthrie County Iowa.  

Robert Mills Frederick was born November 7, 1926 in Corning, Iowa. He was the oldest son of Percy and Mabel Frederick. The family moved to Lincoln Center. There, Bob attended country school for eight years, then attended one year of high school in Corning. The family then moved to Linn Grove, Iowa, where Bob graduated from high school. 

Shortly after graduation, Bob was inducted into the United States Army. He trained in Fort Lewis, Washington. He was scheduled to go to Japan, but the war ended and Bob was sent to Germany. He spent a year in Germany and was honorably discharged in November 1946. 

The family since had moved to Cleghorn, Iowa when Bob answered an ad for a bookkeeping job in Jefferson at the Home State Bank. There, Bob met his future wife, Hazel Byrns.

Bob and Hazel were married in 1949. Her father set them up in farming. To this union, two sons were born, Rodney and Alan.

For sixteen years, Bob was a 4-H leader and served on the County Fair Board. He served on the soil conservation board and took water samples. He also served on the Farmers Mutual Board. Bob was a member of the American Legion and the Bagley Methodist Church. He belonged to bowling leagues in Jefferson from the early 1950’s until 2014. He enjoyed fishing, golfing and wintering in Florida. 

Bob was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Dean and Darwin; and a sister, Joan. 

Survivors include his wife, Hazel of Panora; sons, Rodney (Deena) Frederick of Bagley and Alan (Ann) Frederick of Jefferson; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Sandra Parks of Columbus, Minn. and Mary Beckley of Eagle Rock, Mo.; sisters-in-law: Doris Frederick of Cleghorn, Judy (Dennis) Larson-Kimble of Jefferson and Eleanor Toomey of Dallas, Texas; other relatives and many friends. 

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Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home in Jefferson was in charge of services. 

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