BILLINGS, MT - Marian Louise Rahmeier Frederking, 91, longtime Salina resident, was called home to her Savior, July 4, 2021, in Billings, MT. Marian was born in Ellsworth, KS, Sept. 12, 1929 to Henry and Laura (Pflughoeft) Rahmeier, Jr. God claimed Marian as his own through holy baptism on October 6, 1929 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lincoln, KS. Marian confirmed her faith in her Lord and Savior through the rite of confirmation on April 18, 1943 at St. John’s Lutheran Church.
Marian’s childhood was spent on a farm in Lincoln County, KS 2 miles south and 1 mile east of Vesper, KS. In 1944 the family moved to a farm 7 miles S.W. of Sylvan Grove, KS. Marian graduated from Sylvan Grove Public High School on May 15, 1947. She attended Brown Mackie School of Business in Salina. On Oct 31, 1948 she married the love of her life, Walter Frederking, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Sylvan Grove. They spent the next 70 years of their lives together until Walter’s death on Jan 26, 2019.
Marian was a secretarial worker prior to taking time to raise her family and then spent 21 years at Great Plains Insurance Company, retiring in 1993. Prior to retirement Marian enjoyed camping, traveling, painting, raising flowers, sewing, square dancing, playing pinochle with their card group, and serving her church. After retirement Marian and Walt traveled extensively, spent time with their children and grandchildren, attended many Elder Hostels, enjoyed bicycle riding (including riding the Katy trail and Bike Across Kansas), delivering Meals on Wheels, and helping with disaster relief after Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. Marian is fondly remembered for giving selflessly of her time and talents to her family, friends, community and church. Marian’s gifts to her family of paintings and needle work will be enjoyed for years to come.
She is survived by children David Frederking (Kim); Rebecca Voelzke, Ruth Terry and Esther Roth; grandchildren, Jesika Doty, Matt Frederking (Melissa), Adam Frederking (Myka), Chris Frederking (Venessa), David Terry (Katya), Nick Roth (Jennifer) and Taylor Roth; and greatgrand-children, Liam Doty; Rylee, Hadley, Canyon, Samuel, Sadie and Eli Frederking, Sarah Hale; Asher, Jonas and Noah Roth; sister, Gertie Brown; sister-in-law, Alice Rahmeier.
Marian was preceded in death by: husband Walter Frederking; parents Henry and Laura Rahmeier; brother Ernie Rahmeier; sons-in-law, John Terry and Joseph Roth; grandson-in-law, Doug Doty; and granddaughter, April Frederking.
Visitation will be 2-6 p.m. Friday, July 16, at Ryan Mortuary, Salina. Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 17, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 702 S Ninth, Salina, with burial to follow in Roselawn Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Lutheran Hour or Trinity Lutheran Church.
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Trinity Lutheran Church
702 S 9th St, Salina KS 67401
The Lutheran Hour
660 Mason Ridge Center, St. Louis MO 63141