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Louis A. Fredrickson

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Fredricksen, Louis A. Age 92, of Aurora, IL passed away Friday, May 4, 2012 at Provena Mercy Center. He was born January 2, 1920 in Chicago, IL. He was a United States Army Veteran serving during WWII and the Korean War. He attended the Leadership Academy in the military and was decorated with the Bronze Star four times, he was a Prisoner of War and he made Normandy Beachhead. He was a member of the New Apostolic Church and various fraternal organizations including the Council of Clubs, and was Captain of his neighborhood watch. As a civilian, he was a local hero for saving a child's life as he was working as a crossing guard. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Herta; one son, Jim Fredricksen and his son, Jeremy both of Aurora; several other grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two sisters, Loretta Gates of Montgomery and Janette Houston of Aurora; one brother, Melvin (Jackie) Fredricksen of OK; and several nieces and nephews, both in the US and Germany. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Gerald and William; two brothers, Lomar and Albert Fredricksen. Family will be receiving guests Wednesday, May 9, 2012 from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Dieterle Memorial Home 1120 Broadway, Montgomery, IL. Funeral Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, May 10, 2012 at New Apostolic Church 275 Oak Street North Aurora, IL. Interment will follow at Lincoln Memorial Park in Aurora. For directions and guestbook www.dieterlememorialhome. Dieterle Memorial Home 630-897-1196
Published in Beacon News on May 6, 2012
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