Frederick P. Jerding, 55, of Eau Claire, passed away on June 27th, 2016 at HSHS Sacred Heart in Eau Claire.

Frederick was born on March 11th, 1961 in Chicago, Illinois. He grew up and lived the majority of his life in the Chicago area. He was an avid musician and loved to play his bass guitar. He was also a pro-activist for the legalization of marijuana and continued to fight for it until his final days.

Frederick is survived by his children, whom he loved unconditionally even though he wasn’t always with them, and his Aunt Kay.

Frederick was preceded in death by his parents, Dorothy & Gerhard, and his Uncle Karl. Frederick is also preceded in death by his fellow musicians; Robert Baker, Michael Reeves of Full Devil Jacket fame, and “Shady” Grady.

Private family services will be held at a later date. Friends and family may leave online condolences at

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