Kenneth J. Fredrickson passed away peacefully at his home in Vernon with his wife and children by his side, on Thursday, Sept. 12. He was born on May 5, 1925 in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Joseph James Fredrickson and Agnes Maria Larson. Ken attended Vernon Elementary and Tooele High School. He served in the U.S. Army Intelligence Corps stationed in Germany. He also served in the Western Canadian Mission for the LDS Church. Ken married Belva Dean Cooper on Nov. 8, 1951 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He worked 30 years at Dugway Proving Ground. Ken was a hard worker, loved farming and was proud to have a Utah Century Farm. He and Belva served a mission in Adam-Ondi-Ahman, Mo., after his retirement. Kenneth is survived by his wife and six children; Doretta (Rick) Shumway, Diane (Kent) Barker, Kenneth (Janet) Fredrickson, Vincent (Kathy) Fredrickson, Brian (Debra) Fredrickson and Kelli (Jeff) Beazer. He has 35 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. Ken was preceded in death by his parents and seven siblings. We would like to thank Dr. Blake Beazer, Janette Hall and Pine Valley Health Care team; Julie Bracken, Cherylynn Miller, Kyle Toone, and Hospice nurse Barbara Herrera, for the loving and tender care they gave to Ken during his illness. Viewing will be at Tate Mortuary, 110 S. Main St., Tooele, from 6-8 p.m., on Tuesday, Sept. 17. The funeral will be held at the Vernon Ward Chapel on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 11 a.m., with a viewing prior to the service from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Interment with military honors Vernon Cemetery.