Roy E. Frederiksen

Roy E. Frederiksen


Roy E. Frederiksen, age 94, of Buffalo Lake, Minnesota, formerly Hutchinson, Minnesota, passed away on Thursday, March 31, 2022, at the Buffalo Lake Healthcare Center in Buffalo Lake. Celebration of Life was held Friday, April 22, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at Hunters Ridge Community Church in Hutchinson with interment in Oakland Cemetery in Hutchinson. The service will be livestreamed by Hunters Ridge Community Church on YouTube. Memorials preferred to Galilean Home in Liberty, Kentucky.

The clergy is Pastor Howard Anderson.

Roy Elmer Frederiksen was born on January 5, 1928, in Tracy, Minnesota. He was the son of Elmer and Elsie (Moody) Frederiksen. Roy was baptized as an infant at Germantown Lutheran Church near Lamberton, Minnesota, and later confirmed in his faith as a youth at St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Evan, Minnesota. He received his education at District 49 near Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, and was a graduate with the Springfield High School class of 1946. 

In 1947, Roy met Alice Nelson when they were both employed at Yellowstone National Park. On September 12, 1948, Roy was united in marriage to Alice in Norseland, Minnesota. This marriage was blessed with four children, Lynn, John, Jean, and Paul. Roy and Alice resided in Watertown, South Dakota, Springfield, Minnesota, Lamberton, Minnesota, Cosmos, Minnesota, Cynthiana, Kentucky, and Hutchinson, Minnesota. They relocated to Buffalo Lake, Minnesota in August of 2021. Roy and Alice shared 73 years of marriage, before the passing of Alice on November 2, 2021. 

Roy reinvented himself a few times. He was a mechanic, livestock trucker, housebuilder, landlord, 3M employee and machinist. But, most importantly, he was our dad who could fix anything from machinery, to broken eyeglasses, to a doll whose arm fell off.  

Roy enjoyed RV traveling and woodworking. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family, grandchildren and friends. 

Roy, our loving dad, grandpa, and great-grandpa, passed away on Thursday, March 31, 2022, at the Buffalo Lake Healthcare Center in Buffalo Lake, Minnesota, at the age of 94 years. 

Roy is survived by his: Children, Lynn Buck and her husband, Earl, of Hutchinson, MN, John Frederiksen and his wife, Mary, of Cosmos, MN, Jean Blake and her husband, Robb, of Eagle River, AK, Paul Frederiksen and his wife, Jane, of Cedar Falls, IA; Grandchildren, Jessica, Christopher, Cari Lynn, Quincy, Charity, Shawn, Scott, Jodi, Nathan, Dawn, Devin,  Aarin, Travis; 17 Great-grandchildren; Sister, Audrey Schmitz of St. Peter, MN; Many other relatives and friends. 

Roy is preceded in death by his Parents, Elmer and Elsie Frederiksen; Wife, Alice Frederiksen; Parents-in-law, Axel and Wilhelmina Nelson. 

The family invited everyone to the luncheon at the church immediately following the memorial service.

Blessed be his memory. 

Arrangements by the Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson. Online Obituaries and Guest Book available at

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