Michael J. Frederiksen of Youngsville, North Carolina, died on December 6, 2014, at the age of 62, but his quick wit, unique sense of humor, and his infinite compassion will never be forgotten.
Born on May 5, 1952, in Fremont, Nebraska, he was the youngest son of the late Franklin Frederiksen and Clara Frederiksen. From an early age he questioned authority, perfected the art of the practical joke and became renowned for noticing logical loopholes in well accepted political and theological dogmas. Much to the chagrin of his elders.
He protested the war in Viet-Nam, citing the ethical qualms of the conflict. But when he was called to serve his country he did so with distinction and bravery.
He adored reading, theater, the arts, and the eternal pursuit of knowledge. But most of all, he loved his wife and son without question, though on some days they pushed his patience to their limits.
Michael had an unyielding hatred of stupidity, intolerance, and proud ignorance. Furthermore he felt one's worth was determined by their actions and deeds, not simply because one felt they were bound to such honors. This ideal he followed onto his last day, and impressed upon his own family by example.
Michael is survived by his wife and his son, Cheryl and Seth. Both of whom miss him with all their hearts.