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Ann L. Fredricks

Mar 24, 1932 - Apr 18, 2020


Ann L. Fredricks, 88, of Sheboygan passed away at Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice on Saturday, April 18, 2020. Ann was born on March 24, 1932 to the late Lester and Emma (Winscher) Lengfeld in Sheboygan. She graduated from Sheboygan Central High School. On June 28, 1952 Ann was united in marriage to Roman Fredricks at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church. Ann had a beautiful heart and was a foster mother to 66 babies over 27 years for Catholic Social Services and was also a co-founder of the Sheboygan County Humane Society. She had worked several part-time jobs when the kids were out of the house including H.C. Prange, Jo Ann Fabrics, Boston Store and Elder-Beerman. Ann was a stay-at-home mom and was proud to raise her children. Her home was always filled with rescue animals too. She enjoyed being the story lady for many years at Wilson School. Ann was very engaged in the community, starting both the Head Injury Support Group as well as the SIDS Support Group in Sheboygan County. Ann was also involved in Neighbors Against Drugs and had the first inter-denominational award from the Sheboygan Area School District. She loved baking and cooking and donated many of these goods to the Maywood Lunch and Learn Program. She also had a passion for gardening. Ann was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church and involved in the Mary Martha Guild.
Ann is survived by seven of her eight children, Mark Fredricks, Martha (Phil) Steinbruecker, Sarah Fredricks, Jennifer Scheele, Paul Fredricks, Daniel Fredricks and Angela (Shawn) Grenier; sister-in-law, Susan Fredricks; grandchildren, Brandon, Brittany, Sarah Lillian, Sydney, Jasmine and Austin; great-grandchildren, Jaylon, Joe and Vera as well as other family and friends.
She is preceded in death by her husband Roman, son Robert and grandson Ryan.
Due to current public health concerns, a private service for Ann will be held at this time. When restrictions are lifted, a celebration of her life will be scheduled.
During this difficult time of private services, you may show your support by joining our “Hugs from Home” program where your message will be attached to a ribbon in our chapel to remind the family of your love and support. Please visit Kindly send all hugs by 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 26, 2020.
A memorial fund is being established in her name.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice as well as the Emergency Department and first floor nurses at Aurora Medical Center Grafton.



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Murray & Penny Patz

Your Mom was an awesome woman. Imagine the many lives, her love for others, has touched. Truly a legacy. Murray & Penny Patz

Moky & Katy VanDeelen

Deepest sympathy to entire family. Ann was a wonderful woman and we hope you find comfort in all your memories of her.

John Koehler

Hi Marty and Family, I was so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your familiy at this time. Hugs in spirit, John & Deb Koehler

David Shoemaker

My deepest sympathies to Marty, Phil, Mark, Brandon, Brittany and family with the loss of your mother, and grandmother. She was always an interestingly to talk with. May your memories give you peace during this hard time. Dave

Dorothy Bahr

Praying you will find comfort in your memories of your Mother!! My Deepest Sympathy Dorothy Bahr

Metty Fredricks

I share your loss, as would Tom if he were here., Peace be to you all - because Ann finally is.

Ruth & Cliff Hamus

Our condolences on your loss.

Carrie Peterson

We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom! Our prayers go out to you, sending thoughts of comfort and healing! Carrie Peterson

Marjory L Betchkal

Sarah and Family, my deepest sympathies to all of you in the loss of your mother. Please know that I am thinking of you and praying for you.

Linda Greer

My prayers for comfort are with you all, as together you share the loss of a truly remarkable woman. May her memories embrace your hearts, so that you never forget all you’ve meant to her. ❤️ Much love to you all, especially Jennifer Scheele Fredricks, you are not alone❣️

Mary Lutzke

To the Fredricks' Family. You have my sincere condolences in the loss of your mother & grandmother. She was certainly a great woman. She filled her 88 years with amazing accomplishments. Keep the memories strong and continue to love each other as she would want you to. Will keep your family in my thoughts & prayers. Mary Lutzke

joe sheehan

She was an incredibly soul. She touched so many at her adopted school- Wilson Elem. She also instilled incredibly impactful values in her children and the strength for them to act on them. I personally am referencing Marty. Her influence continues.

Jim and Cindy Van Akkeren

Dear Marty, Phil, and family, We give thanks for the special life your mother lived. So many lives touched in such a positive way. It was a life well lived.

Marge Mattern

Anne and I had some pleasant times and serious discussions when we worked together for the NAD program. We were proud to work with the group and our former Sheriff. Todd Priebe.

Gary Tauferner

Sarah, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother. May God give you added strength during this most difficult time in your life. Gary Tauferner

Sherry Stegemeyer

I'm sorry to hear that Ann is with our Lord now, but she is at peace I'm sure. I always enjoyed talking with her at our NAD meetings.

Mary Kohl

Brian and Teri Meyer

Our deepest sympathy. We will miss seeing Ann at Thursday night church at Our Saviors