Jon Arden Frederickson passed away Monday, Jan. 8, 2018 while sleeping peacefully in his home. A funeral service was held Friday, Jan. 19 at Our Lady of Joy Catholic Church with private burial service following. Info: www.messingermortuary.com.
Jon was born March 27, 1941 in New Ulm and grew up in Sleepy Eye. Jon attended St. Mary’s High School and graduated in 1959. Soon after, he entered the United States Air Force where he served for four years. Upon completion of his military duty, Jon returned to Minnesota settling in Minneapolis, where he stayed for a few years before moving to California. Jon spent the majority of his professional career as a Software Engineer with First Interstate Bank and Wells Fargo Bank. On March 9, 1985 he married Patricia Hilario. In 1991, Jon and Patricia moved to Scottsdale, Ariz. where they have resided since. Above being a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend, Jon enjoyed, fishing, music, films, classic cars, Angels baseball and an occasional game of poker. Although, nothing shined brighter in his heart than his grandchildren and the time he spent with them. Even his beloved Minnesota Vikings took a back seat to them.
He is survived by his wife Patricia of Scottsdale, Ariz.; step-children, Chaz Hernandez of West Grove, Pa., Ken Hilario Flores of Scottsdale, Ariz., Nicole (Scott) Steiner of Cave Creek, Ariz., and Mark Hilario Flores of Los Angeles, Calif.; mother, Annette Johnson of Sleepy Eye; brother, James (Linda) of New Ulm; sisters, Brenda (Mike) Walden, Karolyn Marks of Sleepy Eye and Karen (Kenneth) Schaefer of New Ulm; grandchildren, Brenden Steiner of Cave Creek, Ariz., Caroline Hernanadez of West Grove, Pa., Jackson Steiner of Cave Creek, Ariz., and Greyson Steiner of Cave Creek, Ariz.; along with numerous nieces and nephews. Jon was preceded in death by his father, Arden Frederickson (1950); step-father, Neil Johnson; father and mother-in-law, Epifanio (2007) and Hilda Hilario (2014); brother-in-law, Richard Hilario (2015); and brother, Bruce Frederickson (2016).