Obituary Record

Frederick G., Jr. Arkoosh
Died on 11/28/1998



Frederick G. Arkoosh, Jr., 53, of Omaha, died Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998, after a nine-year battle with cancer.

A mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, at Christ the King Church, 654 S. 56th St., Omaha.

A rosary will be said Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m. at John A. Gentleman Westside Chapel, 1010 N. 72nd St.

Frederick G. Arkoosh, Jr., was born Aug. 13, 1945, in Omaha to Frederick G. and Olive V. Arkoosh.

He graduated from Creighton Prep in 1963 and Rockhurst College in Kansas City in 1967.

Upon graduation from Rockhurst, he joined Wilkinson Manufacturing Co., in Fort Calhoun, which was founded by his father.

Frederick Arkoosh, Jr., rose to president and chief executive officer positions in the company in 1980, positions which he held until his death.

He was a devoted patron of the creative arts and supported many rising artists. He was a five-year board member and former president of the Bemis Foundation.

His interest in the culinary arts culminated in the founding of Kikiís Crab House in Regency, which he owned. He was closely involved in the development and refinement of the seafood restaurant.

Mr. Arkoosh was an accomplished golfer and a member of Happy Hollow Country Club. He was an avid motorcycle enthusiast who also enjoyed fishing in Wyoming.

He is survived by his mother, Olive V. Arkoosh, of Sun City West, Ariz.; sisters, Suzanne A. Caruso of Omaha and Dr. Valerie A. Arkoosh and her husband, Jeffrey Harbison, of Philadelphia; niece Kimberly C. Kelley and her husband, Timothy, of Dallas, Texas; and a grandnephew, Michael T. Kelley.

He was preceded in death by his father, Fred. G. Arkoosh, Sr.

Memorials are suggested to the University of Nebraska Hospital Auxiliary, 984110 Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, 68198-4110.