Cover photo for Theodore Carl Frederking's Obituary
Theodore Carl Frederking Profile Photo
1937 Theodore 2022

Theodore Carl Frederking

May 7, 1937 — April 10, 2022

Theodore Carl Frederking departed this life on Palm Sunday, April 10, 2022 at Stella Manor Nursing & Rehab in Russellville, AR. He was born May 7th 1937 in Lucas, KS to the late Theodore Ferdinand & Emma Sophia (Arkbauer) Frederking the 11th of 12 children.


Carl was baptized June 3rd 1937, confirmed March 18th, 1951 on Palm Sunday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Sylvan Grove, Ks. He graduated in 1955 from Sylvan Grove High School. Raised on a farm near Sylvan Grove, Carl loved the outdoors. He enjoyed fishing, swimming, golfing, sports, gardening, traveling and spending time with his family and friends. 


Carl served in the US Army Signal Corp 1955-1958 stationed in Fort Church Hill, Manitoba, Canada. 


During his career Carl was joint owner of a lumber yard, truck driver and employer of Union Pacific Railroad retiring in December of 1993 as manager of Track Maintenance. He was a faithful member of St. John’s Lutheran Church Russellville, AR.


He was preceded in death by his parents; 7 brothers, Harold, Edwin, Victor, Walter, Arnold, Delbert and Clem; 3 sisters, Ella Marie Endorf, Clara Thaemert, Bernita Klausmeier; great grandson, Lawson Becker and the mother of his children, Saundra (McGee) Frederking. 


Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 34 years, Ruby (Steuber) Frederking; four sons, Thomas & wife Lori, Richard & wife Brenda, Tracy & friend Stephanie all of KS and Dale of Russellville; one daughter, Joanna & husband Tracy Donley of KS; two step-children, Carol & husband Rick Cossey of AR, Mark Kendrick of NM; eight grandchildren, Shawn, Brandon, Logan, Katelyn, Ashley, Kayla, Garrett, Aubrey; four step-grandchildren, Shawn, James, David, Joseph; ten great-grandchildren; four step great-grandchildren; one sister, Vera & husband Harold Benecke of CO.; sister-in-law, Shirley Frederking of KS and numerous other family and friends including special friends, Garland, Brooks, Jack & Jerry. 


Visitation will be 3-5 Sunday April 24, 2022 at Russellville Family Funeral 2757 E Parkway Drive Russellville. Memorial service will be 10am Monday April 25th at St. John’s Lutheran officiated by Rev William Ringer. Burial will follow at Augsburg Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please send memorials to Lutheran Hour or St. John’s Lutheran Church 500 N Cumberland Ave 72801. 


Obituary and online guestbook are available at .

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Theodore Carl Frederking, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Sunday, April 24, 2022

3:00 - 5:00pm (Central time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Memorial Service

Monday, April 25, 2022

Starts at 10:00am (Central time)

St. John's Lutheran ChurchSt. John's Lutheran Church

500 N Cumberland Ave, Russellville, AR 72801

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 21

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree