Herman Theodore Fredericksen, 91, completed his earthly life’s journey on November 19, 2019. He is now at home with his Heavenly Father and Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Born July 7, 1928 in Omaha, NE to Danish parents Carl and Lucille Jensen Fredericksen, Herman was their first born child. His brother Gene Fredericksen and sister Irene Nielsen long preceded him in death along with sister Linda Johnson.
Herman, with his late wife Phyllis Small Fredericksen (passed July 19, 2015) made their lives together in Cozad, NE and raised three daughters who survive them today: Sandra Yonkey (Darrell - Lincoln, NE), Sharon Howerter (Greg - Chadron, NE), and Carla Johnston (Chuck - Fredericksburg, VA). And they were further blessed with two grandchildren Joette Fuller (Eric - Chadron, NE) and Jeffrey Howerter (Jennifer - Cozad, NE). And six great-granddaughters increased and blessed the family fold: twins Micaiah and Makinley Fuller, Jentsyn Fuller, Sydney Howerter, and twins Addison and Emma Howerter. Herman is also survived by nieces and nephews who live in Nebraska, Texas, Nevada, Washington, and California.
He worked in big agriculture at the alfalfa mills for over forty years in Cozad. After retiring at age 62, Herman and Phyllis lived in Hemphill, TX, and Wichita, KS. Chadron, NE was Herman’s last home here.
While retired, Herman had more time to do what he loved...fishing and gardening and was always a great provider of food. As Herman said at the end before he died, “See you at the table.”
Visitation will be held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel, Gothenburg, Nebraska; Friday, November 22, 2019, 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm with the family present from 4:00-6:00 pm.
Funeral Services will be held at Cozad Christian Church, November 23, 2019 at 10:00 am with Pastor Mike Moore officiating.
Interment will follow in the Cozad Cemetery, Cozad, Nebraska.
Memorials may be given to the Donor's Choice.
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