Funeral services for Lois Marcelyn Frederiksen, 78, were conducted by Pastor Melodee Carstens on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, at 9:30 a.m. at the Kessler Funeral Home in Exira. Interment was in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Audubon. Honorary casket bearers were her great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Casket bearers were her grandchildren. The Kessler Funeral Home in Exira was in charge of the arrangements.
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Lois Marcelyn Frederiksen, the daughter of Edgar and Lois Hardy Miller, was born Aug. 4, 1933 at her parents' home near Audubon, and died Jan. 28, 2012 at the Atlantic Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Atlantic, at the age of 78 years, 5 months, and 24 days.
Marcelyn attended rural school near Audubon and then graduated from the Audubon High School with the Class of 1952.
On March 9, 1952 she was united in marriage to John L. Frederiksen at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Audubon. Five children were born to this union. Marcelyn worked for other people cleaning homes and took care of new born babies. She also sorted corn for Garst Seed Company in Coon Rapids. She was a homemaker for many years. John died on May 28, 1996. Marcelyn then helped her son Jim close down a natural gas plant for Iowa People's Gas Company in Denison, for a short time. Then spent her free time gardening and cracking walnuts. She fractured her hip and after a brief hospital stay she moved in with her son Jim. Later she moved to the Atlantic Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Dec. 7, 2011.
Marcelyn loved to play cards and crack walnuts, but most of all she enjoyed playing with her grandchildren and great- grandchildren.
Preceding her in death was her husband John L. Frederiksen; her son John E. Frederiksen; her daughter Dorci Andersen; her grandson Joel Frederiksen-Foresman; her parents; her brother-in-law Verner Victor Frederiksen; her sisters-in-law Virginia and husband Norman Nelsen and Julia Fredericksen.
Survivors include her children: Debra and husband Rick Petersen of Atlantic; Jim and wife Patti Frederiksen of Atlantic; Diane and husband Scott Black of Hamlin; her daughter-in-law: Debra Jean and husband Peter Foresman of Oregon; her son-in-law: Jim Andersen of Exira; her grandchildren: Stacy Johnson of Estacada, Ore., and her children Jacob, Caleb, and Cameron; Tresa Soderberg of Atlantic and her children Dylan, Aidan, Brooklyn, and Jesika; Tina Paulsen of Atlantic and her children Brittany, Devin, Leslie, and Ryan; Tony Young (Katie) of Exira, and children Shelby, Anthony, and Trent; Troy Young (Annie) of Atlantic and children Joselyn, Zoey, and Zach; Blue Petersen (Catie) of Atlantic and children Baylea, Brooklyn, Blayzz, and Bronsen; Jason Frederiksen of Atlantic and his son Logan; Kyle Frederiksen of Marne; Matthew and wife Megan Frederiksen of Atlantic; Travis and wife Lori Frederiksen of Brayton; Brian and wife Jen Andersen of Exira and their daughter Lillian; Nicole Benton of Texas and her son Jayden; C.J. Benton (Kindra) of Ankeny, and children Calianda and Brecken; her great-great grandchildren: Zander and Brylynn; her sisters and brother: Richard Miller of California; Susie and husband Richard Mitchell of Guthrie Center; Phyllis and husband Wayne Thygesen of Lebanon, Missouri; her sisters-in-law: Ramona Frederiksen of California; Marsha Prigge of Audubon; her brother-in-law: Donald Fredericksen of Exira; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Published in AUDUBON COUNTY ADVOCATE JOURNAL from Feb. 3 to Feb. 10, 2012