Obituary: Thomas L. Frederick

Thomas L. Frederick, 62 of Abilene passed away Thursday, May 2, 2019 with his wife and daughter by his side. He was born April 18, 1957 in Carroll, Iowa the son of Leland and Kathleen (Brennen) Frederick. Tom grew up in Emmetsburg, Iowa.  

On March 17, 2002 Tom was united in marriage to his best friend and soulmate, Jacquelyn (Jackie) Baranski. She survives of the home. Tom served 26 years in the United States Army and retired as a First Sargent in October 2002. After military retirement, he worked at Fort Riley as a civil servant for Public Works and later, he served as the Facility Manager at the Military Training Complex until June 2018 when he retired from civil service. Tom was an avid Harley Davidson rider, had a passion for Denver Broncos Football, and loved working in his shop. He took much pride in their country property and often times he would be seen driving his tractor to town for gas after a long day of mowing. Above all else, Tom loved spending time with his wife and family.  

Tom is survived by his loving wife Jacquelyn A. Frederick. Daughter: Jacquelyn S. Frederick (Anthony Raygoza). Five sons: Thomas L. Frederick Jr.; Christopher M. Frederick; Thomas P. Abel Jr. (Susie); Joshua E. Abel (Jodie); Matthew J. Abel (Jennifer). His father, Leland Frederick. Six grandchildren: Julius Raygoza; Anjelita Raygoza; Antonio Raygoza; Esther Rose Frederick; Simon Frederick; Brooklyn Grace Abel. Three brothers: John Frederick (Laurie); Joseph Frederick (Liane); James Frederick. Four sisters: Mary Cooper (Dan); Alice Haht (Jim); Therese Schany (Chuck); Cathy Haviland (Rod). Many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother Kathleen E. Frederick.

Tom chose cremation. A celebration of life service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at the Talmage United Methodist Church with Pastor Julie Truhlar officiating. Casual dress is requested – jeans, boots, even doo-rags, please be comfortable. There will be time during the service to share memories or stories about Tom.  Also, to honor Tom’s wishes, Jackie will host a party after the service at their home to share memories, fellowship, listen to music, look at pictures, and celebrate Tom! Food and beverage will be served.

The family suggests memorials be given to the Hospice of Dickinson County or the Elsie Brooks Cancer Memorial Fund. Memorials may be dropped off or mailed to Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home, 414 NW Third St., Abilene, Kansas 67410. Online condolences may be sent to

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