John Ballard Frederickson, 73, of Medora, passed away early
Tuesday, January 29, 2019, at his residence
John was born on June 13, 1945, at the home of Donald M. and Myrtle (Ballard) Frederickson in Seymour, Indiana. John was named after his maternal grandfather, John A. Ballard. His parents and grandparents preceded him in death. A lifelong resident of Jackson County; he was a 1963 graduate of Brownstown Central High School. John enlisted and served four years in the U.S. Marine Corps and was a Vietnam Veteran. After his military service, John attended Lincoln Technical Institute, specializing in transmission rebuilding and repair. he was employed at Timperman's and Sterling Ford of Seymour as a mechanic. Later he bought and was the former owner of John's Garage of Medora. John married Sharon (Hochstetler) Frederickson on November 28, 1970, at the Calvary Baptist Parsonage in Seymour, Indiana.
John is survived by his wife of 48 years, Sharon; 2 sons, Bryan R. Frederickson of Sparksville and Kevin L. Frederickson of Dallas, Texas; one brother: Donald Frederickson of Brownstown, Indiana; two sisters, Janet Stevenson of Deer Park, Texas and Michealee (Allen) Nolan of Anderson, Indiana; sister-in-law Marlyn Meahl of Brownstown, Indiana: brother-in-law, Albert (Shirley) Hochstetler of Seymour, Indiana; and two aunts, Jeannie Murphy of Waymansville, Indiana and Jane Ballard of Brownstown, Indiana; He is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
His brother, William "Bill" Andrew Frederickson II preceded on April 16, 2019, in Waynesville, Missouri, a sister Donna Gayle Jeffers in 1992, and two infant brothers.
A memorial service will be conducted at Hague Funeral Home of Medora on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at 2:00 pm with Gary Dyer officiating.
Friends may call at Hague funeral home after 12:00 pm on Saturday.
Full military rites will follow at the funeral home conducted by the VFW Post 1925, American Legion Post 89, Disabled Veterans, and the Koran and Vietnam Veterans.