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Kenton D. Frederick, 78

Kenton D. Frederick, 78, of River Falls, passed away peacefully at his home, Friday, Aug. 8.

He was born on Jan. 19, 1936, to Ray and Esther Frederick. Kenton joined the Army after graduating from River Falls High School. Upon returning to civilian life he worked for Whirlpool Corporation, St. Croix Gas Company and 3M Company.

During retirement he has enjoyed Meals-on-Wheels, the free-bike restoration program and working on November food drive for the River Falls Food Pantry. Kenton was a member of Ezekiel Lutheran Church and American Legion Post 121.

Kenton treasured his family especially his grandsons. He loved his friends, McDonald's coffee hour, Burger night at the Moose Lodge and Mystery Friday night fish frys.

Kenton is survived by his wife, Dorothy; son, Dan (Jaci); grandsons, Mitch and Jace; sisters-in-law, Marlys Bradford, Lucille (Vern) Kelly, and Eileen Scott; many nieces, nephews and brother, Jim.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, John.

Memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 13, at Ezekiel Lutheran Church, with Pastor Mark Hall officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the time of service.

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Cashman-Hill Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the family.