R. Keith Frederick
                         January 3, 1928 -- October 23, 2017

R. Keith Frederick, 89, of Middlebury, died at 12:00 am, on Monday,
October 23, at his residence. He was born on January 3, 1928, in
Sherwood, MI, to Charles and Mary (Ormsby) Frederick. On January 18,
1948 in Middlebury he married Gretchen H. Franz; she died November 17,
2004. Surviving are three daughters, Julie (Robert) Blair and Mari Bowers
both of Middlebury, Amy (Gerald) Miller of Goshen; three sons, Dan
(Cindi) Frederick of Middlebury, Mark (partner Mike Baker) Frederick of
Terre Haute, retired US Navy Chief Robert (Leslie) Frederick of Japan;
daughter-in-law, Lucinda Flodin-Frederick of Hampton, TN; 17
grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, two sons, Michael and
Dennis Frederick, son-in-law Dwight Bowers, three sisters, Dorothy
Harrison, Gladys Johnson and Ruth Johnson, three brothers, Arnold,
Donald and Joe Frederick. Keith was a member of First United Methodist
Church of Middlebury, a WWII veteran, serving from 1946-1947, and had
worked for G.T.E. Telephone for 30 years. He was a member of the
American Legion Post 210 where he was a former Post Commander and
he was a member of the Divertin Club. He enjoyed bowling, flower
gardening, reading, his pets and spending time with his family and
friends. Visitation will be from 3:00 - 8:00 pm on Friday October 27, at
First United Methodist Church, 301 S. Main St., Middlebury. Funeral
services will be at 10:00 am on Saturday October 28, also at the church.  
Services will be conducted by Pastor Ron Russell. Burial with military
honors by American Legion Post 210 will be in Grace Lawn Cemetery,
Middlebury. Memorials may be given to the First United Methodist Church
building fund or the Elkhart County Humane Society.  
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I'll miss him and his wonderful sense of humor. So very sad to hear of his
no longer being with us. He was a really nice gentleman!
From: Gloria E. Salavarria
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Mary Bowers, and Dan Frederick, We're so sorry to see that your sweet
Poppa passed away...he was such a great guy! Our love to you all!
From: Sarah & Wilbur Bontrager
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I always enjoyed Keith when I visited my mom Bonnie at Greenleaf.  I
especially remember how he'd light up when I showed him my dog Jax.
Also, I always wanted to thank you girls for how well you treated my
mom  when you were there.  They are no longer saddled with that nasty  
From: Bev Miller
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Our sympathy to your family.
From: Carrol and Verna Eichelberge
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Our deepest sympathies goes out to you and your family,we are so very
sorry for the  loss of your father. You are in our hearts,thoughts and
prayers in this most difficult time.
From: Ron and  Rhonda
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I'm so sorry to be informed of Keith's passing. He was like a Middlebury
icon. He was my scout leader just after cub scouts. He was always so
friendly and was the perfect church greeter, plus he had a great sense of
humor. Probably most of all a tremendous family leader,  just check out
the results!
From: Craig  " Arthur "
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Our family is so sorry to hear of Keith's passing.  He was so full of life
and  just a joy to be around.  He will be missed.  With our condolences,
the Kime family (Willard & Mary (Shaw) Kime, and their children; Tom &
Vicki, Doug & Lori; Cathy Hickox.
From: Lori Kime