A History of Hard Work and Community Service

Juanita and the late John Frederich raised their four children in the Kosciusko County Community. John graduated from the University of Kentucky with a BS in Agriculture and worked as General Production Manager for Creighton Brothers. Juanita graduated from Atwood High School and worked as a records and bookkeeper at Creighton Brothers for several years.

Both John and Juanita were very involved in their community. John’s community involvement included membership at the Atwood Otterbein Church, the Lion’s Club, the Hospital Foundation, the Warsaw School Board, the National Egg Board, Meals on Wheels, and as a driver for patients to get cancer treatments. Juanita’s involvement included involvement with the United Methodist Church and Women’s group, Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary and the Salvation Army Board, the Atwood Home Study Club and Meals on Wheels.

John enjoyed gardening, reading and travel; and Juanita enjoys dogs and cats, and visiting relatives and friends.

John remembered moving to Atwood from Lexington, Kentucky during the Depression as the most influential event in his life. Juanita credits her parents and family as the most influential people in her life, and marriage and children as the most significant events.

John wanted future generations to know the importance of working hard and getting an education. Juanita would tell future generations to accept Christ, join a church, and enjoy family and friends.

John served as a Board Member for the Community Foundation. Both John and Juanita felt it was important to support the community through an unrestricted gift to the Community Foundation because they felt the Foundation does positive work in the community.