Michael "Mike" William Fredericksen of Granite Bay, CA passed away unexpectedly on Monday, July 16, 2012. He was born on July 21, 1955, in Pittsburg, KS to Barbara (Rasnic) Fredericksen and the late Will "Bill" M. Fredericksen. He attended Frontenac Schools and graduated from Frontenac High School in 1973. He earned his undergraduate degree in 1977 and his MBA in 1979 from Pittsburg State University. He and his wife, Lora Hinson, married at Timmons Chapel in Pittsburg, KS on January 2, 1993. He is survived by his wife and by his children, Sara and Will Frederiksen of Granite Bay, CA; his mother, Barbara (Rasnic) Fredericksen of Frontenac, KS; his sisters, Shelley Corn and her husband Carl of Frontenac, KS and Lisa Gangel and her husband Tim of Valley Center, CA; his nieces, Caitlin Corn McMurry and her husband Dustin and Ashlyn Corn of Frontenac, KS and Kristen Gangel of Valley Center, CA; and his nephew, Justin Gangel of Valley Center, CA. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday (July 26) at the Brenner Mortuary with Pastor Tom Wehrman officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Olive Cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service at 10:00 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Frontenac Education Foundation, which sponsors scholarships for all graduating students. These may be left at or mailed to the Brenner Mortuary, 114 East 4th Street, Pittsburg, KS 66762. Friends may also leave condolences online at www.brennermortuary.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Brenner Mortuary, Pittsburg, KS.