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Donald W. “Dubs” Frederickson, 89

May 11, 2012

Donald W. Frederickson

Hanska Donald W. “Dubs” Frederickson, 89, of Mankato, formerly of Hanska, died Sunday, May 6, 2012, at Immanuel St. Joseph’s – Mayo Health System in Mankato.

Funeral Services were held May 10, at Zion Lutheran Church in Hanska. The Rev. Aaron Suomala Folkerds officiated. Burial with full military honors was conducted by the New Ulm Area Comrades of Valor followed at the church cemetery. Schmucker Funeral Service in New Ulm was in charge of arrangements.

Donald Walton Frederickson, the son of Fred and Ingeborg (Gudvangen) Frederickson, was born May 16, 1922, in Lake Hanska Township where he spent his youth and attended country school. He farmed for a time after graduating from Hanska High School in 1940. Dubs entered the U.S. Navy in 1943 and served as a Signal Man 2nd Class. He served on Iwo Jima the first eight days of the campaign and received the Asiatic Pacific Area Campaign Medal (Two Stars) and the World War II Victory Medal. After his honorable discharge in 1946, Dubs returned to Hanska. He was united in marriage to Myrtle Broste May 25, 1946, at Lake Hanska Lutheran Church. Together, the couple farmed in Lake Hanska Township. Dubs enjoyed time spent with family and friends, hunting, fishing, reading, sports, especially baseball and hockey, and politics. He was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church in Hanska. In March 2011, Dubs and Myrtle moved to Pathstone Assisted Living in Mankato.

Survivors include his wife, Myrtle Frederickson, of Mankato; children, Dianne Osborne (Richard), of Mankato, Keith Frederickson, of Hanska, Paulette Nelson?(Dennis), of Good Thunder, Steve Frederickson (Sue), of Blue Earth, Doreen Culnane (Ed), of Lake Stevens, Wash., Fred Frederickson (Connie), of Oshkosh, Wis., and David Frederickson, of New Ulm; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Pearl Frederickson, of Anchorage, Alaska; nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Ferdinand, Otto, George and Elmer Frederickson; sisters, Alpha Olson and Ingeborg Warner; brothers-in-law, Everett Olson and Ivan Warner; and sisters-in-law, Cora, Elva and Florence Frederickson.

Memorials are preferred to the American Red Cross or to the Salvation Army.