Brookings: Sept. 20, 1989 - July 7, 2024

Ty Frederick


Ty Wesley Frederick, 34, passed away on Sunday, July 7, 2024, in Sioux Falls, SD, surrounded by his loved ones.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 12, at First United Methodist Church in Brookings, SD. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 11, at First United Methodist Church in Brookings. Rude’s Funeral Home will live-stream the funeral service at website, you may click on the link above Ty’s obituary.
Ty Wesley Frederick was born on Sept. 20, 1989, at Pine Ridge, South Dakota. He was lovingly placed for adoption into the home of Lynn and Mary Frederick and a very excited big brother, Luke.
Ty attended school in Brookings, graduating from BHS in 2008. He loved competing in sports from early childhood, beginning with soccer in kindergarten. He kept lasting relationships with his teammates, coaches, and teachers, in school, playing soccer and basketball, running track and cross country, developing interests in poetry, art, and music. If you were acquainted with his Facebook page, you know he had a passion for the Texas Longhorns and country music. Ty had a unique outlook on life and a refreshing sense of humor.
He attended First United Methodist Church in Brookings and was confirmed in 2004.
After graduating from high school, Ty enlisted in the National Guard, he was assigned to Basic Training at Fort Benning, GA and AIT at Fort Gordon near Augusta, GA. Ty served six years in the reserves for 115th Signal Company in Brookings. He had a warrior’s heart, a keen sense to protect others, a respect for authority, and a desire to honor his promise to serve. There were struggles along the way and he was vigilant to keep informed on world issues.
He loved animals, especially cats and dogs. Ty wasn’t comfortable being in the spotlight, but when he entered a room, he embraced the opportunity to connect with people of all types. Ty could read people and knew who could use a friend, and when he could be one, accepting them for who they were.
Ty liked to play golf with his family and go bowling with his niece and nephew. They were always excited to see Uncle Ty. Ty loved to go to the movies and watch college basketball with his dad and mom. He and his mom had many late-night talks – listening to the music videos he chose.
In January of 2024, while working at World Wide Flight Services at Joe Foss Field, he met the woman who would become the love of his life, Abby Lorenz. Their unique experiences and life journeys bonded them for life. On July 5, following his admittance into the Avera McKennen Hospital the week before, he proposed to Abby. They called her parents, he insisted in asking for their blessing, and after talking with Ty, and also listening to Abby’s many conversations about him and their love for each other, they gave their blessing. They remarked that Ty was the kind of man they hoped their daughter would find.
On Saturday, they began a new medicine to treat the kidney and liver disease that was advanced in his body. Prayers of family and friends continued, and hope was springing from all their hearts. Sadly, the medicine was not effective enough. Ty was released into hospice care at his parent’s home.
On Sunday, July 7, 2024, Abby and Ty decided to go ahead with their plan to marry. It would be a simple ceremony with their parents, Ty’s brother, Luke, best friend, Stephan Livingston, and dear friends, Mandy and Jason Smidt, who were there in support. The ceremony, beautifully officiated, by a long-time friend, Pastor Eric Grinager.
The celebration was one of mystery and faith. Love, eternally pledged; married life together for less than three hours. Ty was called to his heavenly home surrounded by those who loved him most and best. Afterward, Mackenzie Casey offered a prayer and sang a Lakota song to send him on his journey to the spirit world. Grateful for having shared their lives with Ty are; his wife, Abby Lorenz; his parents, Lynn and Mary Frederick; brother, Luke (Kate) Frederick; nephew Ryder and niece Roxy Frederick all from Sioux falls, SD; in-law’s, Paul and Joan Lorenz of Mt. Vernon, IL, sister, Stephanie Wince and brother, Francis Long, Alliance NB, and Leighton Long of Rapid City, SD, numerous of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents Freeman and Dorothy Frederick, Reverend Robert and Helen Vessey, Uncle Darrell Frederick, Michelle Mozur, Tim Wagner, birthmother Antoinette Wince (Wanblie Wacihin Luta Win) and grandmother Charleen Wince (Este Waste Win).
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