Betty Ren (née: Wright) Frederiksen RACINE — Betty Ren Wright Frederiksen, 86, passed away in Wheaton Franciscan Hospital-All Saints, on December 31, 2013. She was born in Wakefield, MI. on June 15, 1927, the daughter of the late William and Revena (née: Trezise) Wright. On October 9, 1976, she was united in marriage to George A. Frederiksen, who preceded her in death on March 17, 1995. Betty Ren graduated from Downer University and was the chief editor for Western Publishing for over 30 years. Many of her books and articles were published during her illustrious career and she received numerous awards for her work. Surviving are her children, John (Janet) Frederiksen, of Racine, and Deborah (Raymond) Houte, of Kenosha; 8 grandchildren, Peter (Brenda) Gauchel, Timothy (Cindy) Gauchel, Brenda (Dan) Sill, Gretchen (Paul) Goss, Erik (Frankie Cruz) Frederiksen, Kurt Frederiksen, Andrew (Kristin) Houte, and Renee (Chance) Gafford; and 10 great grandchildren. Other relatives and friends also survive her. In addition to her parents and beloved husband, Betty Ren was preceded in death by her daughter and son-in-law, Judith and Thomas Gauchel. A memorial service, celebrating her life, will be held in the funeral home on Friday, January 10th, at 12 o'clock Noon, with Rev. Manda Stack officiating. Relatives and friends can meet with the family from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society
, Feeding America, and Best Friends Animal Society. DRAEGER-LANGENDORF FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY 4600 County Line Rd. 552-9000 www.draeger-langendorf.com
Published by Racine Journal Times on Jan. 5, 2014.