Obit: Fradette, Naomi Beth (1914 - 2002)

Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon

Surnames: Fradette, Delano, Bollom.

----Sources: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.)


Naomi Beth Fradette, age 87, entered eternal life May 10, 2002, after a lengthy illness.

Naomi was born July 18, 1914 to Charles and Maude (Delano) Bollom in Osseo. The family also lived in Fairchild and Owen before moving to Neillsville where Naomi graduated from high school.

Naomi received her teacher's certificate at the University of Wisconsin in Stevens Point and taught at rural schools in the Neillsville area.

On June 14, 1939 she married Herbert (Ray) Fradette and they eventually settled in Eau Claire, where their sons, James and Richard were born.

Naomi continued her education, graduating from UW-Eau Claire and taught at the Altoona School District, retiring in 1978.

She spent winters in Florida and also lived at Eastridge Estates and Grace Edgewood in later years. Up until her illness, she was an active member of Lake Street United Methodist Church.

Naomi loved children and was a devoted mother and grandmother. Surviving Naomi are her sons, James (Nancy) of Marquette, MI and their children, Stacy and Matthew; and Richard (Mary) of Fall Creek and their children, Brad, Bryan and Jessica; also her brother, Ellsworth Bollom of Neillsville and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding Naomi in death were her parents, her husband, Ray, in 1980 and her brother, Gareth in 1991.

Naomi will be remembered and missed by those who knew and loved her.

Fuller-Speckien Funeral Home is handling arrangements for the family. There will be visitation at Lake Street United Methodist Church, 337 Lake Street, in Eau Claire on Friday, May 17, at 10 a.m., followed by a service at 11 a.m. Graveside services will be held at 3:30 p.m. at the Neillsville City Cemetery.

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In 1927 Stevens Point Normal School became Central State Teachers College and began offering four-year teaching degrees. When post-World War II enrollment became less centered on teacher training and more focused on liberal arts education, the Wisconsin State Legislature intervened, elevating the school to a Wisconsin State College with the authority to grant bachelor's degrees in liberal arts. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia




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