Ann L. Fredricks
1932 - 2020
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Ann L. Fredricks

Sheboygan - Ann L. Fredricks, 88, of Sheboygan passed away at Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice on Saturday, April 18, 2020. Ann was born on March 24, 1932 to the late Lester and Emma (Winscher) Lengfeld in Sheboygan. She graduated from Sheboygan Central High School. On June 28, 1952 Ann was united in marriage to Roman Fredricks at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church. Ann had a beautiful heart and was a foster mother to 66 babies over 27 years for Catholic Social Services and was also a co-founder of the Sheboygan County Humane Society. She had worked several part-time jobs when the kids were out of the house including H.C. Prange, Jo Ann Fabrics, Boston Store and Elder-Beerman. Ann was a stay-at-home mom and was proud to raise her children. Her home was always filled with rescue animals too. She enjoyed being the story lady for many years at Wilson School. Ann was very engaged in the community, starting both the Head Injury Support Group as well as the SIDS Support Group in Sheboygan County. Ann was also involved in Neighbors Against Drugs and had the first inter-denominational award from the Sheboygan Area School District. She loved baking and cooking and donated many of these goods to the Maywood Lunch and Learn Program. She also had a passion for gardening. Ann was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church and involved in the Mary Martha Guild.
Ann is survived by seven of her eight children, Mark Fredricks, Martha (Phil) Steinbruecker, Sarah Fredricks, Jennifer Scheele, Paul Fredricks, Daniel Fredricks and Angela (Shawn) Grenier; sister-in-law, Susan Fredricks; grandchildren, Brandon, Brittany, Sarah Lillian, Sydney, Jasmine and Austin; great-grandchildren, Jaylon, Joe and Vera as well as other family and friends.
She is preceded in death by her husband Roman, son Robert and grandson Ryan.
Due to current public health concerns, a private service for Ann will be held at this time. When restrictions are lifted, a celebration of her life will be scheduled.
During this difficult time of private services, you may show your support by joining our ""Hugs from Home"" program where your message will be attached to a ribbon in our chapel to remind the family of your love and support. Please visit Kindly send all hugs by 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 26, 2020.
A memorial fund is being established in her name.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice as well as the Emergency Department and first floor nurses at Aurora Medical Center Grafton.

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Published in Sheboygan Press from Apr. 20 to Apr. 22, 2020.
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14 entries
April 26, 2020
In this time of mourning may God bless you all. Together we will get through this. You have to have faith, just like Ann did.
Jason Vangalis
April 24, 2020
Ann was such a loving, kind, and wonderful lady. I was lucky enough to be one of the 66 foster kids and she always welcomed me over with open arms anytime I wanted to visit her. Rest in peace Ann. Heaven is very lucky to have gained an Angel.
Mandie Wanless
April 23, 2020
It's amazing to think about how many lives- human and animal - she touched. My sympathies to you all!
Sara Kosmicki
April 23, 2020
This brings a Prayer that God above Will comfort
you with His great love. You are in our prayers.
dick & gloria nack
April 22, 2020
Im so sorry to hear about this, Mrs Fredricks was always so very kind to me. What a legacy she leaves...
Greg Harvat
April 21, 2020
So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. She was a gentle soul and a kind lady. I have many fond memories of working with Ann on the decorating committee of Our Savior's Lutheran Church for many years. She will be truly missed.

When we lose a loved one here on earth, we gain an angel in heaven that watches over us.

Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Shirley Stein
Shirley Stein
April 21, 2020
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. My heart goes out to your family during this very difficult time.
Tracy Long
April 21, 2020
sorry to hear john pungarcher sr sheboygan
April 21, 2020
sorry to hear
john pungarcher sr
April 21, 2020
We are so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. We enjoyed seeing many of you gather with your Mom at Starbucks on Sunday mornings. May God comfort you with His Holy Spirit!
April 21, 2020
Dear Mark and Family:

I was sorry to read of your mom's passing. Mark, I believe you and I competed on opposing teams in the summer baseball leagues in Sheboygan back in the day.

May God bless and comfort you and all in the Fredricks family.

Bob Drews
April 21, 2020
My condolences to all of you. I was one of Ann's foster babies . I often look through the beautiful baby photo book she made for my family and I before my adoption. May you find comfort and peace during this difficult time.
Kristin Ramey (Schwartz)
April 21, 2020
Ann was a bright light in our community. Through her volunteer work and fostering of so many children, she showed her selfless true love for others. Her kindness is evident and lives on in all of her children. My deepest sympathy in the loss of your sweet mother.
Mary Sharpe-Lohse
April 21, 2020
My condolences to the Frederick family. My thoughts and prayers to you on the passing of Ann.
Kim Canisius-Hemsing
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