Obituary: Juanita Ann Frederick


REED CITY - Juanita Ann Frederick, 72, of Reed City, passed away Tuesday, June 7, 2011, in Reed City.

She was born Oct. 20, 1938, in Reed City to Harvey Beilfuss and Clara Knuth and was a 1957 graduate of Reed City High School. On March 21, 1959, she was married in Reed City to Donald Howard Frederick, who passed away Aug. 11, 2004. Throughout the years, Juanita was employed with several car dealerships locally including Babb Ford, Carriage Motors, and Gary Trimarco Chevrolet as well as working for the Home Oil Co. and the Osceola Health Department. She was a longtime member of the United Methodist Church in Reed City where she was a member of the women’s ministry and volunteered in the church office and helped publish the Sunday service bulletin. She was a fervent supporter of the Reed City High School sports teams and a diehard Cubs fan.

She is survived by her son Scott (Kaye) Frederick of Hersey; daughter Diane (Robert) Lodholtz of Chase; brother Delbert Beilfuss of Battle Creek; sister-in-law Carolyn Beilfuss of Reed City; grandchildren Ronnie, Ryan, Allyson and Kelsey; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Donald Howard Frederick; son Carl Frederick; brother Eugene Beilfuss; and her parents Harvey and Clara Beilfuss.

Funeral services were Friday, June 10, 2011, at the United Methodist Church in Reed City with Rev. Emmett Kadwell officiating. Burial will be at Woodland Cemetery in Reed City. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to the United Methodist Church and envelopes will be available at the Pruitt-Livingston Funeral Home in Reed City. Online obituary may be viewed and condolences offered at