Richard Fredrickson


Richard Fred Fredrickson, 68, of New Salem, passed away on March 30, 2022 with his partner by his side.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, April 6, at 7 p.m. at the Bismarck Funeral Home.  A livestream of the service will be available on the Bismarck Funeral Home Facebook page.

Richard was born to Kermit LeRoy and Mayre (Hansen) Fredrickson on Feb. 12, 1954 in Minneapolis, MN.  He attended Bismarck High School graduating in 1972.  For many years Richard worked as a dietician for Bismarck Hospital.  He also worked at Medcenter One Care Center in Mandan and HIT Inc.  Richard had a unique “funny” personality.  Noted for his “one-liners”.  He had a big heart and was generous to a fault.

Richard had a love for animals, especially Shelties.  When it came to antiques; he showed a high amount of expertise.  His love and eye for antiques took him to many auctions, antique stores and garage sales.  Knowledge came from reading and doing research.  He loved to attend plays and go to concerts.

Richard will be deeply missed by his partner, Kenny Meidinger, sister Ellen (Richard) Forderer, three nephews, Lyle (Rachele), Darrin (Heather), Chad Becca, special friend Eugene Senger.  He is also survived by a grand-nephew Landon, grand nieces Destiny and Kimberlee.  His sense of humor, wealth of selflessness and friendly smile will be missed by family, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Kermit and Mayre, grandparents, Richard and Florence Hansen, Fred and Clara Fredrickson.

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Ken, Ellen and Family
Richard worked in the same building as I did, when I had breaks he would share his knowledge of antiques and books. He was Mr. information. I loved Talking to him, we had a lots of laughs and great talks. Missed him when he left, He gave me a statue I still have it in my office. He was so loved. Remember the smiles,Remember the laughter,Remember the love, Your Richard will be With you always. My Prayers are with You all.

I worked with Richard for 8 years at Med Center One and thoroughly enjoyed him as a coworker. His sense of humor was legendary as was his kindness. We worked the same weekends and he would often bring in one of his latest antique/collectable finds to show me. We had some hilarious conversations. Condolences to his extended family, He spoke of them often with great affection.

May God be with all of Fred’s family and loved ones at this time. I have known Fred since the early 70s and in that time he grew to be a beloved part of our family. We will miss you Dear Brother.

I just want to say Thank You, Fred, for your friendship over the years.