In Memory of Violet S. Frederick

Violet S. Frederick
Violet S. Frederick
Born: April 13, 1913
Died: August 7, 2014
Age: 101
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Violet S. Frederick
April 13, 1913 - August 7, 2014
From: Holstein, IA | Originally: Ida Grove, IA

Violet S. “Vi” Frederick, age 101, of Ida Grove, Iowa passed away on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at the Good Samaritan Society of Holstein, Iowa.

A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Ida Grove, Iowa. The Father Richard D. Ball will officiate. Burial will be in the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery of Ida Grove, Iowa. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., with a rosary service at 5:00 p.m. and a vigil service at 7:00 p.m., on Monday, August 11, 2014 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Ida Grove, Iowa. The Christensen ~ Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online to

Violet S. Frederick was born on April 13, 1913, in Comfrey Minnesota to John and Emma (Knadel) Edgar. Violet moved as a child with her family to Storm Lake, Iowa where she attended school at St. Mary’s Catholic School.

Violet met and married Harry Frederick on November 30, 1931 in Des Moines, Iowa. The couple where blessed with five children; John, Joan, Jerry, Jean, James.

The family moved to Ida Grove, Iowa in 1949. They made their home on a farm North of Ida Grove, where they farmed for many years.

In March of 2002 Violet became a resident of Good Samaritan Center in Holstein, Iowa. She enjoyed gardening, embroidery, reading and her family.

Violet is survived by her five children, John (Joan) Frederick of Iowa Park, Texas; Joan Lawler of Glenwood, Iowa; Jerry (Dawn) Frederick of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; Jean (John) Crawford of Holstein, Iowa; James (Kay) Frederick of Shenandoah, Iowa; nineteen grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; one brother, Glen (Jean) Harrington of Storm Lake, Iowa; one sister, Patricia McKenna of Storm Lake, Iowa and many family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband; three infant daughters, Janet, Gloria Jean and Judy Ann; two brothers, Edward Harrington and Ray Harrington


10:30 a.m., Tuesday,
August 12, 2014

Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Ida Grove, Iowa


Father Richard D. Ball

Reverend Mr. Michael Stover


Michael Lawler
Donald Lawler
Jeffrey Frederick
Matthew Frederick
Michael Frederick
John Crawford IV
Justin Crawford
Stephen Bounds


5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday,
August 11, 2014

Rosary Service at 5:00 p.m. &

Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m.

Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Ida Grove, Iowa


Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery
Ida Grove, Iowa


Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 11:38 AM
“To All of J's and their families - Sorry to hear about you mom's passing. I really enjoyed all of the Frederick reunions and your mom's birthday parties. Glad I could be there and have my family there too. Family is so important especially when we are all scattered everywhere. There are so many memories that I have of your Mom, Harry, my Mom and my Grandparents. They are all now resting with our Father and probably having coffee and lunch. May you feel the love of the Lord and find Sunshine in your lives. Linnea ”
- Linnea Palmquist Clausen
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 10:17 PM
“Dear Jim:
Sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. I would see her occasionally in Ida Grove but didn't know that she had gone to the nursing home. Moms are very special people. Your mom is always in your corner and is not replaceable. My mom has been gone 40 years now and I still miss her and wish my kids could have known her longer. The memories are wonderful though and help a lot. We talk of her a lot and talk about the silly things she said and did. Usually we up crying but feel better for it. Take care of yourself and your family. Give me a call sometime if you can. I think of SOME of my classmates a lot and you're one of them.
Darla Wood Krueger”
- Darla Wood Krueger
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 10:16 PM
“Jerry, we are so sorry to hear about the passing of you Mother. Our sympathy goes out to you and your family. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time ”
- Marvin and Judi Brookbank
Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 5:30 PM
“To all of you, we send our greatest sympathies. Your mom was my 2nd mom, and I will always remember her for her loving patience and thoughtful ways. I don't think any of us could have "rattled her cage", except for Jean & me when we threw one of her apparently-prized duck eggs and it broke.
You will always be part of "my family", and I only wish that we could be there, sharing your sorrow in person. God bless Mom & Dad (together again), and all of you.
Love & hugs,
Mike & Lo'
- Michael & Lola (Sievertsen) Stephens
Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 9:41 AM
“Jean, sorry to hear of the death of your mom. So many years she had on this earth and there must be lots of memories to go with those years. Miss seeing you at VT and visiting. You and your whole family are in my thoughts and prayers during this time. Arlene Wonder”
- Arlene Wonder
Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 9:41 AM
“Our sincere sympathy to the family. Would visit with her at the care center, several years ago.
May your memories help you get through this time.
Robert and Shirley Ruser
- Robert and Shirley Ruser
Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 3:03 PM
“ Jeannie...remember well your mother [many moons ago when she was nearer IG] and always enjoyed her. May she rest in peace....she deserves it...she has earned it!! May peace be granted to you and all your kindred at this time. Wish I could be there to see former babysitters, etc. etc.
Be assured that the utmost consideration will be given to the dinner following her celebration of life which will please all those in attendance.
Friends Always,
- DarleneAnn
Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 3:02 PM
“Thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I remember when my Dad ( Edward Harrington ) use to take us to Ida Grove to Aunt Vis and we would make sausage, she had a big old meat grinder and stuff. So enjoyed those days.. Nicki Harrington”
- Nicki Harrington
Friday, August 8, 2014 at 12:28 PM
“What an amazing lady!! I am so thankful I was able to know Violet. She has made me laugh and brightened my day more times than I can count. She has made my world a better place. May you find comfort in your memories. God truly received an angel when he called her home.”
- Jennifer Haler
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