Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Monday, September 16, 2019 at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Emmetsburg. Burial is in St. John's Catholic Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., Sunday at the Joyce Funeral Home where there will be a parish vigil service at 4:00 p.m.
Mary Patricia Frederick was born November 30, 1927, in Palo Alto County, Iowa, to Charles and Gladys (Donahoe) Higgins. She graduated from Emmetsburg Catholic High School in 1945, then attended the American Institute of Business in Des Moines. Pat was employed as secretary for several years at the Spencer Adjustment & Credit Bureau before accepting a position as secretary and teller at the Palo Alto County State Bank, which later became Brenton Bank. In 1985, Pat retired and moved to Emmetsburg
On November 19, 1956, Pat was united in marriage to Donald Frederick in Emmetsburg. The couple began their life together on a farm between Ruthven and Ayrshire. They were blessed with seven children: David, Donna, William, Robert, Diane, Daniel and Michael.
Pat volunteered and served as treasurer of the Palo Alto County Hospital Auxiliary, and also participated in Catholic Daughters of America and the Red Hat Society. She helped on the election board and enjoyed dancing, bowling, and attending school and sporting events with her children and grandchildren.
Survivors include her six children, David (Kathy) Frederick of Spencer, Donna Tonderum of Emmetsburg, William Frederick of Ruthven, Robert Frederick of Nevada, Daniel Frederick of Ruthven, and Michael Frederick of Nevada; grandchildren, Doug Frederick, Kristina Tonderum, Kimberly (Donald) Theesfeld, Joshua Tonderum, Spencer (Rachel) Frederick, Drew (Haley) Frederick, Riley Frederick, Katie Frederick, and Kyle (Miranda) Frederick; and great-grandchildren, Sydney, Sawyer, Waylon, Tessa, Clayton, Rose, Harper, Jaelyn, Aiden, and Braelynn.
Pat was preceded in death by her husband, Donald; an infant daughter, Diane Marie; and her parents.