Cozad Resident: Delores Fredericksen, age 78 (1934-2013)

Delores M. Fredericksen, 78, of Cozad, Nebraska, died Wednesday, December 9th, 2013, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Nebraska.

Delores was born April 16th, 1934, at Grand Island, Nebraska, to Irven and Erna (Luebbe) Brown. She graduated from Grand Island High School with the class of 1952.

On September 19th, 1954, Delores married Gene Fredericksen at Grand Island. The couple made their home in Cozad, where they lived their entire married lives. Delores worked at J.C. Penney and Hunt Cleaners before going to work at the Jack and Jill Grocery Store in the early 1970’s. Delores’ time at the Jack and Jill Grocery Store spanned three different owners; she later joined the staff at Sonny’s Super Foods, where she worked until the present.

Delores loved watching football, both college and professional. Her home in the country was always of great comfort to her, as she enjoyed the serenity that country life provided. Delores would spend hours of enjoyment watching the birds that flocked to the many feeders in her yard, as well as her daily game shows. She was an avid reader, and loved to play cards with her husband and their friends.
Delores was a member of the Church of Christ in Cozad.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Gene; son, Alan; and two sisters, Barbara Taylor and Evangline Schumacher.

Survivors include her son, Kelly (Shawna) Fredericksen of Milford, Nebraska; two grandsons, Kirk Fredericksen of Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, Sean Fredericksen of Milford; sister, Jacqulyn (Ivan) Harwood of Cozad; two brothers-in-law, Robert Taylor and Wayne Schumacher, both of Grand Island; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Services will be held on Saturday, January 12th, 2013, at 2 p.m. at the Church of Christ on Newell Street in Cozad with Pastor Mike Dennis officiating. Burial will be in the Cozad Cemetery.

Visitation for memorial book signatures will be held on Friday, January 11th, 2013, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Berryman Funeral Home in Cozad.
Memorials are suggested to the Nebraska Children’s Home Society or the American Cancer Society in her memory.

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Berryman Funeral Home in Cozad is in charge of arrangements.


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