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Obituary for Willard J. Fredrickson
Willard (Bill) Fredrickson, a good son, husband, father and grandfather, passed away peacefully on June 19th, 2008, at the age of 90. He is survived by his loved ones - his beloved Florence, wife of 68 years; daughter, Suzanne Dressler; and granddaughter, Amanda Dressler. He was born in Minneapolis and graduated from South High School where he excelled in basketball, football, and was president of his high school class. After graduation Bill was honored to hold the elite position of chauffeur to the Governor of Minnesota, Elmer Benson and his family. He then proudly served the United States Navy in the South Pacific during World War II. Bill was the owner of Carlson Candy Company in Luck, Wisconsin, where he and his wife resided for over 60 years. They took delight in traveling and spent many winters in Palm Desert, California, after retirement. They were original members of the Luck Country Club, and Bill was a 50-year Shriner. The Fredricksons enjoyed entertaining and were blessed with life-long friends at home in Wisconsin as well as many more in Montana and the Southwest. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to the Shriners Hospitals for Children—Twin Cities, or the charity of your choice. Interment will be held on July 6th at 11:30 a.m. at Union Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to meet Sunday, July 6th, after 9:30 a.m. at the Oakwood Inn for a celebration breakfast prior to the service. We will proceed from the Oakwood Inn at 11:00 a.m. to Union Cemetery at 11:30 for a short memorial service. Rowe Funeral Home of Luck, WI, assisted the family with arrangements.