Rose Frederiksen, 97, of Stephenson, Mich. passed away at Bay Area medical Center on Monday, October 2, 2017. She was born September 7, 1920 in Stephenson, Mich. to the late Alex and Gladys (Trappa) Smaglick. On October 10, 1936 she married Willard John Frederiksen in Stephenson, Mich. he preceded her in death on January 21, 1974.
Rose was a hard worker on their family farm. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, baking, and canning. Many family members enjoyed the holiday celebration where she hosted and prepared plenty of their favorites dishes. Rose was a very skilled card player thereby, winning many smear tournaments. She enjoyed bus trips to the casino and gambling. Lastly, Rose took pleasure in the outdoors with her love of hunting and fishing.
Survivors include her son, Douglas (Mary) Frederiksen of Marinette, Wis. and daughter Karen (James Dahlgren) Erickson of Menominee, Mich., daughter-in-law Alice Frederiksen of Stephenson, Mich. Rose is further survived by 19 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. 2 sisters Mary Roberts and Alice (Floyd) Cappaert.
Rose was preceded in death by her husband Willard John, 4 sons Willard Paul, John “Jack”, Ronald, Leslie and one daughter Diane; 3 sisters Bernice Gardiner, Jenny Duffrin and Clara Duffrin.
Visitation for Rose will be on Friday, October 6, 2017 at Anderson-Diehm Funeral Home beginning at 3:00pm until time of the Funeral Service at 5:00pm. with Deacon Tom Rivard officiating. Burial will be in Stephenson Township Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund will be established any acts of kindness or sympathy may be directed to Karen or Doug.