---- — Paul Defreese
Sept. 20, 1929-Jan. 28, 2014
ELKHART — Paul Defreese Frederick, 84, formerly of Elkhart, died Tuesday, in Keene, Texas, after failing health.
Paul Frederick was born Sept. 20, 1929 in Goshen, the son of Paul and Maymie Noel Frederick Sr.
He was united in marriage to A. Jane Frederick Sept. 21, 1950, at the United Brethren Church in Dunlap.
Paul served in the United States Marine Corps from 1952 to 1954. He worked for Skyline and the U.S. Postal Service both in Elkhart and later in Mansfield, Texas.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield. Paul was a lifelong active member of the Lions Club and had recently received his 50-year pin.
Paul is survived by two sons, Douglas (Michelle) Frederick of Kalona, Iowa, and Timothy (Dawn) Frederick of Cleburne, Texas; four grandchildren, Anthony Frederick (Gabe) of Kalona, Iowa, David (Amber) Frederick of North Liberty, Iowa, Kellie Frederick of Cedar Falls, Iowa, and Jeremy Frederick of Cleburne, Texas; three great-grandchildren, Isabelle, Liam and Cael; and two sisters-in-law, Betty Myers and Joann Frederick, both of Elkhart.
Paul was preceded in death by his wife, Jane Frederick; his brother, George Frederick; and brother-in-law, Richard Myers.
A funeral service will take place today at 9:15 a.m. at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, Dallas, Texas, followed by a celebration of his life at 12:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Mansfield, Texas.
Funeral services are under the direction of Blessing Funeral Home, Mansfield, Texas.