DONALD C. FREDERICK, 81, of Hamilton, Ind., died on Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, at Ashton Creek Health & Rehabilitation Center, Fort Wayne. Born in Allen County, he was the son of the late William and Hazel Frederick. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and was a member of Masonic Lodge 210, Fremont, Scottish Rite, and the Shriners. He made over 385 trips transporting children to the Shriner's Hospitals for Children. He retired from Rea Magnet Wire after 36 years and was also employed at Toolcraft, Inc. for 10 years. He is survived by his daughters, Sheryl (Brian) Klein and Wendy Walker, both of Fort Wayne; siblings, Darwin (Kate) Frederick of Van Wert, Ohio, Dallas (Sharon) Frederick of Bloomfield and Audrey Grabner of Roanoke; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and special friend, Joyce Frederick. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Sandy Smith; and brothers, Ralph and Howard Frederick. Memorial service is 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, 740 St. Rd. 930 E., New Haven, with calling one hour prior to service. The Rev. Deb Davis officiating. Burial in Concordia Cemetery Gardens, Fort Wayne. Preferred memorials to Shriner's Hospitals for Children. To share online condolences, please visit

Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Nov. 21, 2012