Retired Clearwater County Sheriff Dies At Sunnyside

      Sunnyside, Wash. - Former Clearwater County Sheriff Chris A. Frederiksen, a resident of Mabton, Wash., for the past year and a half, died at 9:45 p.m. Saturday following a lingering illness and emergency surgery Tuesday. He was 67.
      He served as Clearwater County sheriff from 1963 until 1966 when he resigned because of poor health. Frederiksen and his wife moved to Mabton in August, 1967, to live near her relatives.
      He was born at Copenhagen, Denmark, Sept. 9, 1901, and came to the United State when he was 9 with his parents, who settled near Teakean. He attended grade school there and at Clarkston, returning to Teakean to live and farm as a young man.
      He later moved to Port Angeles, Wash. where he worked as a millwright in a saawmill. He sold real estate at Port Angeles and Seattle and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. After discharge, re resumed his real estate pursuits.
      He moved to Yakima later and worked for the Yakima City Creamery until he moved to Orofino in 1952. He was employed by the Clearwater County Roads Department. In 1955, he became deputy sheriff, serving under Fred Pomeroy. In 1956, he joined the Orofino police department, where he served until his election as sheriff in 1962.
      He was a member of and past presidenet of the Lewis Lclark Peace Officers Ass'n, Masonic Lodge and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
      Frederiksen married the former Reta Steling at Yakima. She survives at Mabton. A son Rodney, Kent Wash.; a step-daughter Mrs. Margaret Keebuyth, Mabton; a step-son Robert Steling, Port Orchard, Wash.; a granddaughter and six step-grandchildren are the other survivors.
      The funeral will be at Grandview, Wash. at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be at Grandview Cemetery. Funeral services will be held at Mountain View Funeral Home at Lewiston Tuesday at 11 a.m. John Williams of Congregational-Presbyterian Church and R. Dwaine Lambert of Vancouver, Wash., will be officiating.
      Visitation will not be held.
      Funeral arrangements are being handled by Mountain View Funeral Home.

Lewiston Morning Tribune , May 5, 1969

Transcribed by Jo Frederiksen, 2014

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