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Paul John Frederick

d. April 18, 2013

Paul John Frederick, 80, died on April 18, 2013, in La Crosse. He was the oldest of 12 children born to Michael and Martha (Brueggeman) Frederick of Cashton. He was born on Feb. 12, 1933, and attended schools in Cashton. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served from 1951 to 1955. He then returned to the La Crosse area.


Paul was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Norbert and Lloyd Frederick; and sisters, Adeline Clements, Irene Muenzenberger, and Linda in infancy; and  brothers-in-law.


He is survived by his five daughters and their families, Judy (Gary) Merfeld of West Salem, Karen (Ron) French, Geri (Denny) Michaels, Sandy (Mike) Stall, all of La Crosse, and Lori Frederick of Rochester, Minn; eight grandchildren and their families, Brad and Andy Merfeld, Joshua Becker, Sean Frederick, Justin Michaels, Jill (Nick) Gross, Bobbi Jo Close (Chase) and Ethan Stall; four great-grandchildren, Kaden Close, Hennli Jo Gross, and Wyatt and Waylon Becker. Paul is also survived by his sisters, Dorothy (Carlton-deceased) Von Ruden of Sparta, Julia (Ronnie) Schmitz, Elvera (Jerome) Brueggen, Bonnie (Tom) Puckett and sister-in-law, Janice (Lloyd-deceased) Frederick, all of Cashton; and his brothers, Robert (Rosie) Frederick of West Bend, Wis., and Butch (Vicki) of Campbellsport, Wis.; and numerous other relatives.


Funeral services will be held at 1o:30 a.m. on Monday, April 22, at St. James the Less Catholic Church, 1032 Caledonia St., La Crosse. The Rev. Robert Schaller will officiate. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. at Mormon Coulee Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends and family may call from 4:30 to 7 p.m. with a rosary at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 21, at Blaschke & Schneider Funeral Home, 1501 West Ave S., and from 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass on Monday at the church.


Paul’s daughters would like to thank his neighbors, family and friends who included Dad in outings and activities. Since he was blind for so many years, he relied on others for transportation and invitations to events. It is very much appreciated by us and him.


We would also like to thank the staff at the Villas, Sterling House and Hospice for all their care in these last few months.

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