By HDN Staff
CHESTER Lawrence Clifford Frederickson, 80, died at a Chester nursing home Thursday, Aug. 17, 2000 of natural causes.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Chester. A luncheon will follow. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Valleyview Cemetery in Shelby with military rites by the Galata American Legion.
Frederickson was born at Moscow, Idaho on Sept. 9, 1919 to Henry and Inez (Kinyon) Frederickson. He grew up on the family homestead northwest of Chester and received his formal education at a country school near the farm.
In the years that followed, he worked for area farmers and ranchers.
Lawrence enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps after the outbreak of World War II. He served in the Pacific campaign from 1941 to 1945.
He met Betty J. McNichols while in the service and they were married Jan. 20, 1945 in Philadelphia, Pa. Several months later he got his honorable discharge and the couple moved to Montana.
They began farming the family homestead and lived and worked in the Chester community.
Frederickson retired from farming in 1990, but stayed active in the operation until this past spring.
Frederickson was a longtime member of the Trinity Lutheran Church north of Lothair and had served on the church council. With its move to Chester in 1979, the family transferred its membership to Our Savior's Lutheran Church. Frederickson also served on the Eagle Creek School Board for several years.
He was active in the Galata American Legion and Chester VFW Post.
Frederickson enjoyed several hobbies over the years, including hunting, fishing and gardening. He did some string art and stained glass work and was an avid pro baseball fan and fan of high school basketball and volleyball.
He enjoyed reading westerns and testimonials and doing jigsaw puzzles.
Frederickson was preceded in death by his parents and a granddaughter.
Survivors include his wife, Betty of Chester; sons, Chris of Tyler, Texas, and Dan of Chester; sister, Vieanna Osborne of Shelby; four grandchildren, and numerous nephews and nieces.
Arrangements are by Rockman Funeral Chapel of Chester.