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Ruth D. (Rehak) Frederick

September 20, 1924 — January 22, 2020

North Manchester

Ruth D. (Rehak) Frederick, 95, North Manchester, passed away January 22, 2020 at 5:45 p.m. at Timbercrest Healthcare Center, North Manchester. Ruth was born in Wabash, Indiana, to Valentine “Faldy” and Cora (Snyder) Rehak on September 20, 1924. On March 28, 1942, Ruth married Arnold A. Frederick, he later passed away on October 23, 1994 after 52 years of marriage.

Ruth graduated from Wabash High School in 1942. In high school, Ruth played the alto saxophone in the school band. She was an avid reader and enjoyed word searches, crocheting and knitting dish clothes and slippers. She enjoyed relaxing by watching Law and Order and Dr. Phil. She loved her three dogs, Buddy, Nicki, Pepper all Schnauzers.  Ruth made and helped countless funeral dinners for families of the Lutheran church. The family of Ruth D. Frederick would like to thank all the family members and friends for the numerous visits and helping with her needs.

The loving memory of Ruth D. (Rehak) Frederick will be forever cherished by her son, Steve (Betsy) Frederick, Mishawaka, Indiana; two daughter-in-law’s, Sheila Frederick, North Manchester, Indiana and Judy Frederick, Huntington, Indiana; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and three great great-grandchildren. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two sons, Randall L. and Thomas L. Frederick; one brother, Arthur Rehak; and one sister, Evelyn Huston.

Family and friends may call Monday, January 27, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, Indiana. Funeral services will begin at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor J.P. Freeman officiating and burial will be held at Memorial Lawns Cemetery, 1100 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, Indiana 46992.

In lieu of flowers, the family of Ruth D. Frederick has requested memorial contributions may be made to the Wabash County Animal Shelter, 810 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, Indiana 46992

Arrangements are entrusted to McKee Mortuary.


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