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Wayne Lynn Fredericks

Wayne Lynn Fredericks

February 27, 1951 - February 7, 2024


  • Date: February 11, 2024
  • Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Location: Champion Funeral Home - Osage, Iowa

Funeral Service

  • Date: February 12, 2024
  • Time: 11:00 a.m.
  • Location: United Methodist Church - St. Ansgar, Iowa


  • Date: February 12, 2024
  • Location: Osage Cemetery - Osage, Iowa

Wayne Lynn Fredericks, 72, of Osage, Iowa, passed away on February 7, 2024, surrounded by loved ones, after a difficult and courageous battle with cancer. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 12, 2024, at United Methodist Church in St. Ansgar with Pastor Bruce Witten officiating. Burial will be at the Osage Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 11, 2024, from 1:00 pm. to 4:00 p.m. at Champion Funeral Home in Osage. Wayne was born on February 27, 1951, to Gerald and Donna Fredericks in Hampton, Iowa. After Wayne graduated from Hampton Community High School in 1969, he pursued a bachelor of science degree in animal science at Iowa State University. After graduation in 1973, Wayne moved to Osage and began a fifty-year farming career in pork and crop production. Wayne met his future wife, Ruth Wilde, and they were married in 1975 making their home in the Osage area. They went on to have one child, Angela. Wayne was passionate about conservation and loved what he did for a living, taking active roles in commodity and farming organizations at the local, state, and national level over his lifetime. Wayne and Ruth won many sustainability and conservation awards over the years, most recently winning the 2022 American Soybean Association Conservation Legacy Award. Not only was Wayne an active conservationist, he was also awarded a policy champion award by Iowa Soybean Association for his commitment to advance policy and regulatory issues benefiting the soybean industry. This past month, Wayne was additionally awarded the 2024 Iowa Soybean Association Legacy of Leadership Award, presented to a farmer who has established a history of leadership and has taken an active role in advancing the goals of Iowa Soybean Association. Wayne had a passion for agriculture and spent his lifetime learning, educating, and advocating for farming. Outside of farming, Wayne will be remembered as a loving husband, father, and friend to many. He loved to travel with his wife and enjoyed trips south to Texas to visit his daughter and her family. For several years, Wayne could be found on tractor rides in Iowa and Minnesota, driving his restored Oliver 66 and Oliver 77. In the summertime, Wayne looked forward to their annual summer vacations in Okoboji where he did his once a year fishing adventures. He was an avid Cyclones fan and throughout the years enjoyed attending football games and tailgates with his family and friends. Wayne and Ruth had also recently taken up camping and had looked forward to spending winters in Texas at the campgrounds. Wayne was predeceased by his parents, Gerald and Donna Fredericks, and his brother, Jeff Fredericks and sister-in-law Julie Fredericks. Wayne is survived by his loving wife, Ruth, and his daughter, Angela (Ryan) Anderson, and grandchildren, Payton and Jake. Brothers Alan (Rose) Fredericks, William Fredericks, Ivan (Robin) Fredericks, and sisters Sandra (Randy) Adams and Dee Ann Fredericks (Paul Leinen) and many nieces and nephews.


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Richard Koester

February 12, 2024 - 3:23 PM

My heartfelt condolences to the Fredericks family. Wayne has left a lasting legacy in the farming community across a wide area. May your memories of good times and laughter sustain you all until you meet again. May God bless you all and keep you in this time of grief and in your days ahead,.

Ron Zelle

February 12, 2024 - 12:44 PM

So sorry for your loss.

Denny and Julaine Dammen

February 11, 2024 - 11:10 AM

Our hearts go out to you Ruth and Angela and family at this most difficult time…. We have many, many memories over the years of all the help Wayne gave us personally along with his enormous contributions to agriculture. Leadership and friendship guidance and teamwork at Eta Chapter Alpha Gamma Rho ISU and in the Iowa Association FFA are deeply treasured memories here God’s Best, now and always

Susan Johnson

February 10, 2024 - 1:46 PM

Wayne was also interested in pollinators. He gave me encouragement when I wanted to have a pollinator garden. He told me to keep at it, and each year we gave seen more bees and butterflies. Thank you Wayne

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