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John Frederiksen

Frederiksen, John 82, of Dunedin, Florida, formally of Lake Forest, Illinois passed away peacefully on December 17, 2013. He fought a courageous battle with lung cancer with his loving sister caring for him during his final days. He was born on August 26, 1931 in Lake Forest to John and Carrie (Jensen) Frederiksen. He married Gail Hannah Wiegold on June 15, 1957. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest, a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Korean War, and a 60 year member of the American Legion Post 264, Lake Forest, Illinois. He was a member of the Carpenter Lathers Union Local 74L for over 30 years, and in his retirement he enjoyed ferrying tourists on the Caldesi Connection to Honeymoon Island in Dunedin, Florida. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gail, on September 17, 2012 and is survived by his children, Guy (Jennifer) Frederiksen, Kimberly (David) Fiore, Jimmy Frederiksen, and Shari (Jay) Sinclair; grandchildren, Matthew (Christina) Frederiksen, Gregory Frederiksen, Carrie and Brooke Fiore, Carter Wilson, and Hannah Sinclair; great-grandchildren, Ada and Lucas Frederiksen, and by his sister, Elaine Hams of Tucson, Arizona. Visitation Sunday, December 29, 2013 from 12:00 noon until the 2:00 p.m. Memorial Service at Wenban Funeral, 320 E. Vine Avenue, Lake Forest. Interment will be private. Memorials may be made to the American Legion McClintock Post 264, 801 N. McKinley Road, Lake Forest, Illinois 60045, (847) 234-9870.
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Published in News Sun from Dec. 26, 2013 to Jan. 1, 2014
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