Published in the Northfield News
Mark E. Fredrickson 1964–2018 Northfield—Mark Edward Fredrickson, age 54, of Northfield, passed away Sunday, July 15, 2018, at home surrounded by family and friends. His death came six months after the diagnosis of an aggressive kidney cancer.
Mark was born the son of Roland and Joan (Brown) Fredrickson on April 2, 1964 in Bloomington, Minnesota. He attended Lincoln High School, graduating in 1982. He then studied Airframe and Powerplant at St. Cloud Technical College and went on to follow his father's footsteps as an aircraft mechanic at Northwest Airlines. After the NWA strike (SCAB never), he worked ground maintenance at the airport.
Mark married Michelle Mathews on June 26, 1993 in Eagan, Minnesota and together they had two kids, Annika and Spencer. The family moved to Northfield in 1999. Mark came from a family of 14 children. He was the guy that made everyone feel included and special. Mark loved kids and they loved him. In the kids' schools, he was known as Shrek, volunteering in the classroom and for field trips. Mark had several other nicknames including Mr. Safety and Freddie. He loved fishing, sharing the sport with many. His once in a lifetime fishing trip to Kodiak Island in Alaska, became a near-annual event. He also enjoyed hunting, gardening, grilling, making popcorn and fish wraps, and baking chocolate chip cookies. Mark created family with many he met and he cherished that family.
Mark is survived by his wife of 25 years, Michelle, their daughter, Annika (Wes Braker) Fredrickson, their son, Spencer and his siblings Anne, Jane, John, Rollie, Joe, Cootsie, Cathy, Dan, Carol, Chris, Tim, Amy and Jennifer and their families. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services will be at St. Edward's Catholic Church, 9401 Nesbitt Ave S, Bloomington, Minnesota on Friday, July 20, 2018, and beginning at 11:00. Visitation will be on Thursday, July 19, 2018, at Bierman Funeral Home, 1316 S. Division St, Northfield, Minnesota from 4 PM to 7 PM and one hour prior to the service in the church. biermanfuneralhome.com.
The Mark Fredrickson Memorial Fund will be used to help with the funeral and medical bills.
Mark's brothers and sisters
- Mara vertrees
- Alison Harrington
Elk River, MN