Audrey I. Kunz (Dreyer) Fredrickson

Audrey Ione (Dreyer) Kunz Fredrickson, 81, of Wanamingo, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at Mayo Clinic Hospital-Rochester, Saint Marys Campus.
The funeral service will be held Wednesday, Jan. 29, at 1 p.m. at Minneola Lutheran Church, with Pastor Sarah Nietz officiating.

Visitation will be Tuesday, Jan. 28, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Mahn Family Funeral Home-Larson Chapel in Zumbrota, and Wednesday one hour prior to the service at the church.
Audrey was born Sept. 22, 1932, in rural Pine Island, to Louis and Amonda (Glamm) Dreyer.

On June 1, 1952, Audrey married John Louis Kunz at Saint Paul Lutheran Church. John and Audrey moved to Pillager, where Audrey was a homemaker and John was a schoolteacher. Later, they moved to Wanamingo, where they raised four children and were members of Trinity Lutheran Church. John died unexpectedly Nov. 5, 1980. John was a city council member for Wanamingo. Upon his death, Audrey took over his duties.
On Aug. 24, 1986, she was united in marriage to Joel Rudolph Fredrickson, at Trinity Lutheran Church. They resided in Wanamingo and became members of Minneola Lutheran Church. Joel passed away Nov. 27, 2011. 
Audrey is survived by her children, Linda (Stan) Sohre of Rochester, Denise (Scott) Ellingson of Wanamingo and Robin (Keith) Thompson of Buffalo. Audrey had five grandchildren, Joe Sohre, Mike (Ani) Ellingson, Jena Ellingson, Jack Thompson and Claire Thompson. Audrey also had five great-grandchildren, Paris, Paisley, Rowan, Emarie and Brooks Ellingson; stepchildren, Chuck (Shirley) Fredrickson of Wanamingo, Sandi (Craig) Vold of Dundas, Susie (Bernie) Martinson of Bloomington and Bill Fredrickson of Wanamingo; 12 step-grandchildren; and 20 step-great-grandchildren; sister Gail (Richard) Hickey of Pine Island; sister-in-law, Jean Krafcisin of Illinois.
Audrey is preceded in death by her parents, husbands, her son, Steven Kunz, granddaughters, Kelly Sohre and Jaime Ellingson, and stepdaughter, Shari Deraas.
Audrey enjoyed spending time with her family, bridge club, playing games, and was an avid Minnesota sports fan.

Funeral Home

Mahn Family Funeral Homes Inc/Larson Chapel
1475 Jefferson Dr Zumbrota, MN 55992
(507) 732-5444

Published in The Post-Bulletin on Jan. 27, 2014