AKKERMAN-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.