STURGEON BAY, Wis. - William "Bill" John Fredrickson, 84, of Sturgeon Bay, Wis., died at Door County Memorial Hospital on Sept. 11, 2008.
He was born on Jan. 3, 1924, in Escanaba, to Rudolph and Alma (Sjoberg) Fredrickson.
Bill married Darlene "Dani" Sass on Oct. 7, 1950, in Chicago, Ill. She preceded him in death on April 1, 2003.
He is survived by his five children, Kristin (John) Boynton of Acworth, Ga., Barbara Kahlhamer of Fond du Lac, Wis., John (Vicky) Fredrickson of Sturgeon Bay, Wis., Sue (Kevin) Kiehnau of Egg Harbor, Wis., Laura (Jeff) Moeller of Sturgeon Bay, Wis., and six grandchildren.
Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Darlene; one daughter, Debra; and one brother, Donald.
Memorial and Veteran Services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, at Bay View Lutheran Church, Sturgeon Bay, Wis., with Pastor Tim Malek and Pastor Michael Brecke officiating.
Friends may call on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of service.
Burial will be at Bayside Cemetery.
Memorials may be directed to NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, Cross Roads at Big Creek, and to the American Cancer Society.
Forbes Funeral Home, 319 W. Spruce St., Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235, (920) 734-6574, is assisting the Fredrickson family with arrangements.