Ralph L. Fredrick passed away peacefully in his home on Wednesday, December 28th, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born in Kohler, WI on November 3, 1927 to Daniel and Leona (Krepsky) Fredrick. In 1935, when Ralph was 8 years old, his family moved to Ripon. In 1940, they moved to a farm in the Town of Warren, Waushara County. On July 16th 1960, he married Carla Gohlke in Neshkoro, WI. He was a life-long farmer and member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Auroraville where he served as an Elder and Treasurer.
Ralph is survived by his wife Carla; his children Jim (Julie) Fredrick, Poy Sippi, Perriann Fredrick, Berlin, Cheryl Fredrick, Bend, OR; his grandchildren Paul (Julia) Fredrick, Kuna, ID, Emily Fredrick (Ted, significant other), Logan, UT; one sister Delores Porter, Avon, OH; brother-in-law Phil Gohlke, Neshkoro; sister-in-law Sandy Gohlke, Neshkoro. He is further survived by other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents Dan and Leona Fredrick; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Bernice (Bill) Jones and Roamelle (Dick) Nigbor; and by two brothers-in-law and two sisters-in-law, Wilmar Gohlke, Russell (Deloris) Gohlke and Velta Gohlke.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, January 6th at 11:00 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Auroraville with Pastor Ryan Willis officiating. Inurnment will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Berlin. Visitation will be held at the church on Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services.
A very special thank you to his children who altered their lives, each in their own way, to lovingly care for him in his home. Also, a heartfelt thank you to ThedaCare Hospice, with special thanks to Stacy and Angie and to Sammy from Helping Hands for your loving care and guidance. Your kindness touched our whole family.
God took the strength of a mountain
The majesty of a tree.
The warmth of a summer sun,
The calm of a quiet sea.
The generous soul of nature,
The comforting arm of night.
The wisdom of the ages,
The power of the eagle’s flight.
Then God combined these qualities,
There was nothing to add.
His masterpiece was now complete,
He lovingly called it, Dad.