Jack Fredricks 1922-2020
The Rev. John Richard “Jack” Fredricks died at age 98 in March 2020.
He and his wife Arlene (died 2016) were married 72 years. They grew up in Sioux City, Iowa, and lived in the Topeka area from 1962-2013.
Jack served as the minister at the Auburn, Scranton, Circleville and Potawatomie Methodist churches. He taught in the Auburn-Washburn school district, the Kansas Reform School for Boys and Menninger’s school. After retirement he volunteered as a court-appointed special advocate for children.
His many interesting jobs included building victory ships when a heart problem kept him from the military and traveling the Dakotas as a salesman. He was always active writing, woodworking, golfing and enjoying his many friends.
He is greatly missed by his children Susan (in California) and Richard (in New Mexico), his three grandchildren and his five great-grandchildren.