Michael Louis Frederick, 58, of Scranton, Arkansas passed away on Monday, April 30, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts surrounded by his family.

He was born on December 23, 1959 in Paris, Arkansas to his parents, Louis and Mary “Mag” (Kirchner) Frederick.

He was known for his gentle nature and his penchant for comedy; he enjoyed making people laugh more than anything. He was married to his best friend, Paula Weisenfels, for nearly 36 years. He loved her fiercely and romanced the woman he referred to as his “sweetheart” every day. As a father and a grandfather, he was the consummate playmate and jokester, always singing silly songs, playing games, and instigating trouble wherever he could.

He owned and operated Mike Frederick’s Body Shop and Wrecker Service for 27 years, an auto body repair shop that had been in the Frederick family previously. His artistry and talent for auto body repair, especially the restoration of classic cars, was well known around the area and one of his restorations was even published on the cover of the Mustang Times. He was active in his community, and could often be seen doing various good works around the community through his business.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Mary “Mag” (Kirchner) Frederick; his daughter, Katie Frederick; and two sisters, Wanda Frederick and Susan Frederick.

He is survived by his wife, Paula Frederick of Scranton; his daughters, Kelsi Frederick of Scranton and Nicki Ruopp and husband Marcus of Newton, Massachusetts; his son, Jason Frederick and wife Micah of Scranton; his sisters, Barbara Schluterman and husband Martin of Subiaco and Linda Frederick of Subiaco and five grandchildren, Allie, Jude, Austin, Preslee and Maggie.

A visitation will begin at 7 p.m. with a Rosary service starting at 7:45 p.m. on Friday, May 4, 2018 at St. Benedict Catholic Church in Subiaco.

Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m., on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at St. Benedict Catholic Church in Subiaco with burial to follow in Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Morrison Bluff under the direction of Roller Funeral Home in Paris. Online guestbook at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/paris.

Pallbearers will be Steven Schluterman, Cory Schluterman, Brandon Schluterman, Britt Schluterman, Mitch Wewers, Marcus Wewers, William Stehle, Cody Schluterman and Toby Schluterman.

Honorary pallbearers will be Susan Cope, Krystal Schluterman, Shelly Byrd, Heather Schluterman, Lindsey Stehle, Kristen Stehle and Morgan Wewers.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 87, Scranton, Arkansas 72863 or Subiaco Abbey, 405 N. Subiaco Ave., Subiaco, Arkansas 72865.