Walter Theodore Frederking, 90, long time Salina resident, was called home to his Savior, Jan. 26, 2019, in Billings, Mont. Walt was born at the Frederking home in Russell County, Sept. 15, 1928, to Theodor and Emma (Arkebauer) Frederking. Walt married the love of his life, Marian Rahmeier, Oct. 31, 1948, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Sylvan Grove.
Walt graduated from Sylvan Grove Public High School and attended Brown Mackie School of Business in Salina. He worked at the Salina Journal and was an American Family insurance agent. Walt is remembered fondly because he gave selflessly of his time to his family, friends, community and church. Walt was always happy to share the bounty of his garden with all who would enjoy the fruits of his labor. Dad’s ready smile and quick wit will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by: his wife Marian; daughters, Rebecca Voelzke, Ruth Terry, and Esther Roth; son, David Frederking (Kim); grandchildren, Jesika Doty, Matt Frederking (Melissa), Adam Frederking (Myka), Chris Frederking (Venessa), David Terry (Katya), Nick Roth (Jennifer), and Taylor Roth; and great-grandchildren, Liam Doty, Rylee, Samuel, and Sadie Frederking, Sarah Hale, Asher, Jonas, and Noah Roth; brothers, Clem (Shirley), and Carl Frederking (Ruby); and sister, Vera Benecke (Hal).
Walt was preceded in death by: his parents; brothers, Harold, Edwin, Victor, Delbert, and Arnold; sisters, Ella Endorf, Clara Thaemert, and Bernita Klausmeier; sons-in-law, John Terry, and Joseph Roth; grandson-in-law, Doug Doty; and granddaughter, April Frederking.
Visitation will be 2-6 p.m. Sunday Feb. 3, at Ryan Mortuary, Salina, with family present from 3-4.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 702 S 9th, Salina, with burial to follow in Roselawn Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Lutheran Hour, or Trinity Lutheran Church.