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Joanne Fredrickson (1938 - 2012)

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Fredrickson, Joanne

Joanne M. Fredrickson was born 8-22-38 to Phillip T. DeRemer and Mary E. Frusher in Brooklyn, WI.

Her school years were spent in Bellivelle and Monroe WI graduating from Monroe High School in 1955 at the age of 16. After graduation, she was employed at the Joseph Viney Law office as a legal Secretary.

She moved to Milwaukee with her family in 1957 and was employed at AO Smith CO as a secretary.

In 1958, she married William L. Chambers and moved to Granton, WI. To this union three daughters were born, Debra, Dawn and Diane. The marriage ended in 1971.

In 1973, Joanne married a widower, Eugene K. Fredrickson with four daughters, Becky, Darci, Kristy and Karla. Being a stepmother and stepfather did not occur to Eugene and Joanne. They had seven daughters.

Joanne loved bowling and golf. Was pretty good at one sport and not so good at the other.

Joanne was employed in many positions while raising her family. Loyal Foods, Land O'Lakes, Farmers & Merchants Bank, The TRG and for sixteen years with Meridian Group Inc.

While living in Loyal, WI for 20 years, Joanne was active in the community, serving on the "Welcome Wagon", singing in St. Anthony's Choir, taking her turn as president of the bowling association, active in the Loyal Women's study Group, planning Halloween parties at the school and helped with many Corn Festival Parades.

Upon retiring in 2000, Joanne volunteered at the Highground for five years. She also spent many hours crocheting lap robes for veterans.

Joanne is survived by daughters, Debra (Dave) Goldbach of Eau Claire WI, Diane (Mark) Selz of Riverbank CA, Becky (Jerome) Rossman of Marshfield WI, Darci Mahoney of Neillsville WI, Kristy (Jeff) Sischo of Neillsville WI, and Karla (Mark) Pfuhl of Marshfield, WI. She was preceded in death by her daughter Dawn E. Soma in 2001, husband Eugene K. Fredrickson in 2003 and brother-in-law Ordean F. Fredrickson in 2008.

Joanne is survived by twelve grandchildren, Jessica, Jennifer, Jordyn, Daniel (Katie), Justine, Danielle (Michael), Dillon, Derek, JC, Dustin (Kyla), Tyler, and Teeghan. Eight great grandchildren, Janaya, Graci, Emma, Desirae, Roman, Corbin, Autumn and Eli. Three sisters, Rosemary Maske, Paulette (Larry) Miller, Phyllis Pritchard, one brother Phillip (Vanessa) DeRemer, and two sister-in-laws Sandy (Dennis)Vestweber and Shari Dakin.

Celebration of Life for Joanne will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 26, 2013 at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville, WI. Pastor Joe Weiers will officiate. Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 26th at the Gesche Funeral Home. Following services a luncheon will be held at Apple Valley Restaurant.

In Lieu of flowers donation can be made to the Neillsville Library and/or The HighGround in Neillsville in Joanne's memory.

Published in the Marshfield News Herald on Dec. 29, 2012
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