Patrick J. Frederiksen, age 78 of Minneapolis and formerly of Aurora and Brookings, passed away Sunday, August 20, 2017 at Hennipen County Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minn.
Patrick was born June 27, 1939, in Sioux Falls. At two weeks old, he was adopted by his loving parents Axel (Ak) and Sarah (Sadie Hurney) Frederiksen.
Patrick was raised on a farm near Aurora and attended District 33 through eighth grade, graduating from Elkton High School in 1957.
Pat was very active in 4-H projects, especially dogs. He raised, bred and sold purebred collies throughout the United States.
Family gatherings and holidays were special to him. He would often sing in the church choir. He loved nature-animals (especially dogs and birds), flowers and the great feel of dirt.
He would collect marvelous pictures of sunsets of the desert while in Arizona and flowers while in Oregon.
Pat was an interior decorator in Minneapolis in the 1960s and a realtor for Red Carpet in Phoenix in the 1970s before he returned to Brookings to pursue a degree at SDSU.
He moved to Eugene, Ore. in the 1980s, where he completed his bachelor's degree and attained a master's degree in landscape design.
For many years in Eugene, he owned and managed his business Landscape Dimensions. Pat moved back to Brookings in 2004 to be closer to his mom. In Brookings, he worked in real estate again until he moved to Minneapolis. Declining health forced him to retire.
Patrick is survived by his brother: Richard (Beth) Frederiksen, Elkton; nephews: Mike (JoLee) Frederiksen, Brookings, Matt Frederiksen, Maryland and Joe (Jen) Frederiksen, Brookings; nieces: Mari (Chad) Munce, Sioux Falls and Laura (Kent) Holland, Rapid City and their children, two half-sisters: Glynis, (Al) Kock, Wentworth and Lori Schultz, Monticello, Minn. and their families.
Preceding him in death were his parents Ak and Sadie.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Wednesday September 6, 2017, at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Elkton, with burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Elkton.
Visitation will be one hour preceding services at the church.