David E. Fredericks, Sherwood, age 76, died peacefully on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at St. Elizabeth Hospital, following a 15 – year battle with COPD. He was born February 21, 1942 in Appleton, WI, son of the late Andrew and Rosella (Paulowske) Fredericks. David was a U.S. Army Veteran.
On June 12, 1965, David married the former Lois Stommel at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Sherwood.
David was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, where he was a Secretary/Treasurer, Vice President, President and was on the board of directors. He also served as Lions District Chairman, Governor and Secretary/Treasurer. David also served on the Harrison Athletic Association as Secretary/Treasurer and Board of Director. David helped groom and mark Calumet snow trails for the Sherwood Snowmobile Club. Most recently, David was an active participant with the Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin.
He is survived by Lois, his wife of 53 years, 2 sons, Robert (Pam) Darboy, Lee (Janet) Slinger. Grand Children, Khrysta (fiancée Jason), Alexandria (Adam), Robyn, Jenna and Raine. Great Grand Children, Talyiah Rose and Anaya. He is also survived by 1 brother, Daniel (Val), Appleton, his wife’s brother David (Elaine) Stommel and many nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife’s parents Louise & Evelyn Stommel and his brother and sister-in-law, Smokey and Joan Halbach.
A Memorial service for David will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, N369 Military Rd, Sherwood, with Fr. Michael Betley officiating. Friends may call on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at Boettcher Family Funeral Home, 2401 Fieldcrest Dr., Kaukauna, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and again directly at church on Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established for the Sherwood Lions. (920) 766-2099 www.boettcherfamilyfuneral.com.
The Fredericks family would like to express a special thank you for the wonderful care provided by all of the staff at Affinity Visiting Nurses Home Health and Hospice services, especially to Barbie, who somehow was able to brighten his day every time he saw her.