Funeral Mass held for Mark Fredrick, St. Francis deacon

FAIRFIELD GLADE — A funeral Mass for Deacon Mark Fredrick of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Fairfield Glade was held Jan. 27 at the church.

Deacon Fredrick, 89, of Crossville, passed away Jan. 18 at Standing Stone Care and Rehab Center in Monterey, Tenn.

Bishop Richard F. Stika celebrated the Mass.

Born July 8, 1924, in Minneapolis as the son of the late Oscar Charles and Anna (Smoika) Fredrick, Deacon Fredrick was retired from Northern States Power. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and had served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Fredrick of Crossville; sons John Fredrick of Branson, Mich., Ken Fredrick and wife Kim of Las Vegas, Nev.; grandchildren, Leanna, Melissa, Mark William, Laura and Michelle; 10 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Chuck Fredrick; and sister, Mary Fodstad.