Obit: Fredrickson, Eugene K (1936 - 2003)

Contact:  Kipp Kippenhan


----Source: Wednesday, December 24, 2003 edition of the Clark County Press

Eugene K. Fredrickson

Eugene Fredrickson, age 67, of Neillsville, died Sunday, Dec. 20, 2003 in the Emergency Room of the Memorial Medical Center in Neillsville.

Eugene Keith Fredrickson was born on January 8, 1936 in Mason City, Iowa, the son of Oscar and Florence (Walton) Fredrickson. He graduated from Forest City High School in 1954 and then enlisted in the United States Army on Nov. 18, 1954. He was based in Germany during the Korean War and was honorably discharged on Nov. 3, 1956. On Nov. 7, 1959 he was united in marriage to Doris Elaine Holtz in Neillsville. They farmed in the Globe area and Eugene worked for the Wedges Creek Research Farm. Doris died on August 25, 1972. Eugene was later married to Joanne M. Chambers on August 11, 1973. At the time he was still working at the Wedges Research Farm. He worked there until it closed and then went to work as an area manager for the Meridian Group. He worked there until his retirement.

Eugene enjoyed woodworking and made many things for his daughters, grandchildren, and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Joanne; six daughters, Debra (Dave) Goldbach of Eau Claire, Diane (Mark) Selz of Sun Prairie, Becky (Jerome) Rossman of Neillsville, Darci (Mike) Mahoney of Owen, Karla (Mike) Pfuhl of Wausau, and Kristy (Jeff) Sischo of Neillsville; twelve grandchildren, Jessica, Jennifer, Jordyn, Danielle, Dillon, Daniel, Justine, Derek, J.C., Dustin, Teeghan, and Tyler. He is also survived by one brother, Ordean Fredrickson of Forest City, Iowa; two sisters, Shari (Don) Dakin of Moravia, Iowa, and Sandy (Dennis) Vestweber of Leland, Iowa; and a son-in-law, Dan Soma of Wisconsin Dells.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Dawn Soma, and his parents.

A memorial service for Eugene will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, Dec. 29, at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville. Pastor James Mohr will officiate. Music will be provided by Jodi Rueth. Military rites will be accorded by the Loyal American Legion Post No. 175. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the Gesche Funeral Home.

The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Eugene’s family with funeral arrangements.



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