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Jeane Fredericks, 76

Jeane Fredericks, age 76, of Fertile, MN, passed away on Sunday, December 44, 2011 at the Fair Meadow Nursing Home in Fertile with her family by her side.
    Jeane Faye Nelson was born to Herman and Mildred (Brekke) Nelson on May 9, 1935 in Strandquist, MN. She attended and graduated school from Strandquist High School. Jeane Nelson and Verner Fredericks were united in marriage on April 2, 1955. Jeane worked various part-time jobs including Red River Valley Winter Shows and the Mentor Public School. Most importantly, Jeane was a Homemaker and raised four children with Verner. Verner and Jeane spent most of their married life in the Crookston/Mentor area, recently moving to Fertile in 2010. Jeane enjoyed camping, fishing, a good card game as well as going for evening drives and visiting with her children and grandchild as well as the new generation of great-grandchildren.
    Jeane is survived by her husband of 55 years: Verner Fredericks, Fertile, MN; children, Donavan (Shelley) Fredericks, Red Lake Falls, MN, James (Melissa) Fredericks, Mentor, MN, and Jolene McCollum, Fertile, MN; son-in-law: Ron Gagner of Mentor, MN; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; brothers: Merlyn Nelson and Gayhard (Irene) Nelson of Strandquist, MN; sisters: Lila Grandstrand, and Dorothy Borowicz of Stephen, MN, and Ina Lou (William) Baumgartner of Roseau, MN.
    Honorary pallbearers were her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Active bearers were grandsons: Adam Fredericks, Lee Fredericks,
Daniel Gagner, Jestin Gagner, Shane Fredericks, Audtin McCollum.
Joining her in Heaven are her daughter: Denise Gagner; parents: Herman and Mildred Nelson; and sister: Eulalie Stallock.
    Funeral services were at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 8 at Faith Lutheran Church in Mentor, MN with the Rev. Michael Sletto officiating. Interment in Faith Lutheran Cemetery, Mentor.

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