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Karen A. Fredrickson

Karen A. Fredrickson

Karen A. Fredrickson, age 76 of Plum City, died peacefully on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at the Plum City Care Center in Plum City.

Karen was born on August 25, 1943 in Durand. She was the daughter of Elmer and Myrtle (Schneider) Smith. Karen grew up in the Weston Township, rural Dunn county and graduated from Elmwood High School in 1961. She married Bernard Fredrickson on September 2, 1961 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Plum City. After marriage, they lived in Plum City where they raised their family. After her children were older, Karen worked at various places, she owned and operated Physique Boutique with her friend Sharon Fleishauer and she enjoyed doing photography for the high school. Karen was a big supporter of the Plum City community and going to Blues’ games.

Karen enjoyed her monthly outings with the “cluckers”, playing cards, flower gardens, the flags around the house and being social. Most of all, Karen loved spending time with family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Karen is survived by her husband of 58 years; Bernard, children; Bernard Jr. (Tammy) of Arkansaw, Kimberley of Plum City, Kelly Retterath of Plum City, Nicole Fredrickson of Eau Claire, 14 grandchildren; Jayson, Amber, Melanne, Miah, Paige, Jasmine, Matthew, Jason, Josh, Dusty, Drew, Dylan, Devin and Jayda, eight great grandchildren, four sisters; May DeLong of Elmwood, Barb Sperger of Durand, Neva (Lou) Hutter of Eau Galle and Carol Bignell of Durand, two sisters-in-law; Bonnie Hedrick of Inver Grove Heights, MN and Lois Kinkle of Woodbury, MN, two step-sisters, one step-brother, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, step-father; Ronald “Ole” Roetter, mother and father-in-law; Helen and Harry Fredrickson, one sister; Norma McRoberts and one sister-in-law; Betty Peterson.

Memorial Services will be 11:00AM, Monday, February 10, 2020 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Plum City. Rev. Daniel Pfaffe will officiate. Burial will be in Union Cemetery in Plum City at a later date. Visitation will be 4:00PM-7:00PM Sunday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand and one hour prior to services at the church on Monday. A luncheon will follow at Molly’s.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.


  1. velma javoroski

    Though our paths haven't crossed in years the memories of the past are still there and will live on. May you find comfort and peace in knowing others care. With sympathy.
    Velma (Kannel,Parsons) Javoroski

  2. Sheila Lundberg (Fox)

    I’m so sorry to hear about Karen. I look at her cover photo on Facebook and see my Parents in their wedding photo. I lost them almost 20 years ago and Karen would always give me photos etc to remember them by. She was a great lady.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all ❤️

  3. Cindy King

    My deepest condolences to the whole Fredrickson family. I am very sorry for your loss. I used to live next door to them when I lived in Plum City a long time ago. Karen and the whole family were very nice and I know that she will be deeply missed. Again, my deepest condolences to the whole family.

  4. Elke & Bob Swanson

    Dear Nicole, Jayda and Bernard, we are so very very sorry to hear of you loosing your mom, grandma and wife Karen. She was such a kind and friendly soul and her love for all of you was always obvious. She will be missed on this earth by so many. Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

  5. Steve and Mary Abel

    Karen was such a kind and special woman. She was so good to us when life was hard. Our condolences to the family. Holding you all in our hearts.

  6. Gail Smith

    Our deepest Sympathy to the whole family. Karen will be missed greatly. Sending prayers.jgmycrwt

  7. Kathie Bechel

    Im so sorry to hear about Karen. I LL always remember her sense if humor, her kindness and what a great neighbor she was. Praying for all of you during this difficult time

  8. Laurie Niemi

    My deepest condolences to your family.

  9. Sandra Wakefield Vevang

    Sorry to here of Karen's passing from a friend from our high school days my prayers are with her family

  10. Dale and Lorelee Binkowski

    Our deepest sympathies to you, Bernard, and the
    entire family. I remember the last time we saw you and Karen was at Beav's, and I know she was having a very difficult time to breathe. She is in a better place,
    enjoying meeting all family, friends and other relatives.
    Remembering many good, fun times together.

  11. Patty Wayne

    My Deepest Sympathy goes out to you and your family. Karen was a warm and caring person I always enjoyed visiting with.

  12. Susan Sanders

    My Sympathy and Prayers for the family, her memories will live on.

  13. Paula Epps

    Please know that I am praying for you and your family Nicole. I don't know if I met your lovely mother, but I know she raised a beautiful daughter and granddaughter. God by you and strengthen you. Love ya more than chocolate!❤????

  14. Donna Karshbaum

    God Bless You All, Karen was a Great Lady!????

  15. thomas biles

    sorry to here of Karens passing. prayers to family

  16. Diane Christophersen

    My deepest sympathies to Nicole, Jayda and the entire family for the loss of your dear mother. Hugs to you, my friend.

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