DOROTHY FREDRICKSON

D. Fredrickson webAKKERMAN-INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA

Dorothy Fredrickson, of Mora, MN died on Thursday, August 4, 2016 at St. Clare’s Living Community in Mora.  She was 81 years old.

MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held on Monday, August 8th at 11:00 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Mora.

MEMORIAL VISITATION will be one hour prior to the service on Monday at the church.

INURNMENT will be at a later date at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Clayton WI.

Memorials are preferred to the Grace Lutheran Church Quilters or the  Alzheimer’s Association.

Dorothy (Nelson) Fredrickson of Mora, MN passed away on August 4, 2016 at the St. Clare Living Community in Mora.  She was 81 years old. 

Dorothy was the only child of Richard and Faye (Blomquist) Nelson born on February 11, 1935 in Clear Lake, WI.  She lived on the family farm until age 13 when the family moved to Rice Lake, WI.  She graduated from Rice Lake High School in 1953.  Dorothy was very active in music programs her entire life.  During her high school years, she sang in the choir, madrigals, a triple trio that won blue ribbon awards at state competition two years in a row, played piano for many soloists, and served as church organist for several years. 

On July 9, 1955 she was united in marriage to Roland “Rollie” Fredrickson at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Rice Lake.  From that union five children were born and raised.  Julie (Bruce) Flora of Elkhart, IN, Wayne (Barbara) Fredrickson of Mora, MN, Linda (Paul) Belkholm of Mora, MN, David (Trish) Fredrickson of San Diego, CA, and Wendy Sue (Joel) Ley of Woodridge, IL.  From these marriages came fourteen grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

Dorothy put God first in her life and her devotion to her husband and family was unparalleled.  Family gatherings were her favorite occasions.  She just couldn’t wait to serve others. She was an active member of Grace Lutheran Church in Mora, and throughout her life enjoyed participating in the choir, Sunday school teaching, and quilting.  Her efforts helped produce several hundred quilts for Lutheran World Relief.

Dorothy’s primary hobbies were sewing, music, and traveling.  She has visited all 50 states, toured central Europe, and the Scandinavian countries.  The trusty pickup and travel trailer went somewhere every year.  All the children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren have worn clothing made by “Grandma.”  The grandchildren were rewarded with a quilt at high school graduation.

She will truly be missed by all who knew and loved her.  She was preceded in death by her parents and twin infant grandsons.  She is survived by her husband and entire family.

8 guestbook entries for DOROTHY FREDRICKSON

  1. BJ Fredrickson August 4, 2016 at 3:35 pm #

    So sorry to hear about Dorothy passing away. Please know she is in a better place free from pain. She will be missed by everyone who knew her especially her family. RIP Dorothy.

  2. Marv and Marge August 4, 2016 at 5:47 pm #

    So sorry to hear of Dorthy’s passing. We will all miss her smile and good spirit. Marv and Marge

  3. larry & LouAnn Miller August 5, 2016 at 8:38 pm #

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you go thur this difficult time!!! Love, Larry & LouAnn Miller

  4. Leslee Lundsberg Dreyfus August 6, 2016 at 6:55 am #

    What a lovely testimony to Christ and family. Her imprint was deep enough on her children to last lifetimes and be shared lovingly and freely with their friends and families….being friends with one of her team is a joy and blessing from God.

    Rest well now, weary servant, your reward is won…on to Him with knowledge that even here, you will live on thru hearts, and great memories shared!

    Thanks for sharing her story…Sending love and strength to her beloved, and their entire family.

    Peace, in Him, Leslee & Team Dreyfus

  5. Michael Jacoby August 6, 2016 at 9:15 am #

    I have so many childhood memories of times together with our families. I know it was a difficult journey for her these last few years, but now she is fully healed and with her Savior. But she will be so greatly missed. Blessings to all in this time of loss.

  6. Barbara Steege August 6, 2016 at 1:01 pm #

    Dear Fredrickson Family,

    We were saddened to hear the passing of Mrs. Fredrickson, but we rejoice with you that she is now in Glory with her Lord! It was a pleasure to meet & talk with her when she & Mr. Fredrickson would visit San Diego & New Life. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

    Sincerely, Barbara & Mike Steege

  7. LaVonne August 6, 2016 at 1:13 pm #

    Dorothy was as close as I could get to having a sister. WE loved traveling together and visiting. Both of us sang and played the piano, even played a piano duet, “Tea for Two” at our Aunt Gladys’ piano recital one year. WE will all miss her and her love, but we know she is now in a better place and enjoying being with all the “Saints of our family” that has gone before us! Peace and Blessings to her family!
    Love,
    LaVonne & Erv Johnson

  8. Linda Faas Bjorndal August 9, 2016 at 12:43 am #

    Rollie and family, l am sorry to hear of Dorothy’s passing. She was a loving and caring person and a true Blessing from God. God’s peace to you all.

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