BREITUNG TOWNSHIP – John Thomas Fredrickson, 74, of Breitung Township passed away on Thursday, June 24, 2021 at Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain with his beloved wife by his side.
John was born on November 24, 1946 in Iron Mountain, son of Roy and Mae (Krans) Fredrickson. He graduated from Kingsford High School in 1964 and served in the United States Army (1966-1967) in Vietnam.
He married Sharon Wickman on February 15, 1969 at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Iron Mountain. A longtime resident of the area, John first worked in construction before working as a welder with Lakeshore, Inc., Wickman Welding and JD Welding. He then worked as a foreman at Customer Metal.
A former pool con artist in Milwaukee, John was a kind, fun-loving man who enjoyed golfing, playing pool, singing karaoke, being at camp, watching his GB Packers, and meeting his buddies every Wednesday at the C&A. R Bar. Most importantly, he enjoyed spending time with his family. He was a member of the Oak Crest Golf Course, American Legion, and Our Savior Lutheran Church on Iron Mountain.
He is survived by his 52 year old wife, Sharon; his son, David Fredrickson (fiancee Kelly Gendron) of Spread Eagle, Wisconsin; two daughters, Deanna (Al) Michaud and Jodie (Clint) Peterson, both of Kingsford; his brother, Gary Fredrickson of Peavy Falls; a half-sister, Siri (Bill) Henson and half-brothers, Kim Anderson and Kevin Anderson; sisters-in-law, Marlene (Rich) Azarovitz and Pat Wickman; brother-in-law, David Wickman; grandchildren, Amanda and Ashley Fredrickson, Makayla Michaud (fiance Kevin Reynolds), Marcus Michaud, Brianna and Cassidy Peterson, Jake Gendron (fiance Cayla) and Josh Gendron; several nieces and nephews.
Along with his parents, John was predeceased by his in-laws, Wally and Adeline Wickman; one brother, James Fredrickson; sister-in-law, Jan Wickman; brother-in-law, Ken Wickman; his stepmother, Jeanette Anderson-Fredrickson; a niece, Andrea Fredrickson; and nephews, Dale Fredrickson, Mike Wickman and Gary Wickman.
Visitations will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Monday, June 28 at the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain. The funeral will follow at 12 p.m. at the funeral home. Pastor Paul Strom will officiate and cemetery military honors will be returned by American Legion Uren-Cooper-Johnson Post 50 at Quinnesec Cemetery immediately following the service.
Condolences to John Fredrickson’s family can be expressed online at www.ernashfuneralhomes.com.
The family entrusted the arrangements to Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain.