Bart Fredericksen, son of Larry and Janice Fredericksen, grew up at White Lake, where he attended grade school and then moved to Sioux Falls, graduating from Lincoln High School. Bart has two brothers and one sister. He is married to Nikki Krantz of Mitchell and they have three daughters; Alli, Demi and Lexi.
Bart is a graduate of Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell and the Kansas City College of Mortuary Science in Kansas City, Kansas. Bart was involved in funeral service in Kansas City and Mitchell, SD and then became a pharmaceutical representative. He provided education on diabetes and represented his company with the American Diabetes Association and the American Diabetes Educator Association. He received numerous awards including the Circle of Excellence Award. He decided to return to funeral service and has been a full time licensed funeral director at Bittner Funeral Chapel since 2013.
On April 1, 2015, Bart and Nikki Fredericksen purchased Bittner Funeral Chapel from George and Michele Bittner, continuing the tradition of family-owned funeral service in Mitchell.
He enjoys spending time with his family, and his hobbies include landscaping, carpentry and remodeling projects. He and his wife, Nikki, belong to several trade organizations in the area. He is a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Masonic Lodge and the Mitchell Shrine Club.