Luan A FredricksonFebruary 18, 1932 ~ February 28, 2017 (age 85)
Luan Annette Tryggestad Fredrickson passed away peacefully at the Bethel Home on February 28th at the age of 85 years. Nottingham Ridge was her home for over 80 years, in 4 houses, but all within a mile of each other “her roots were deep”. Luan was born at home, the oldest of six, to Vernon and Helen (Skrede) Tryggestad, on their first wedding anniversary, February 18, 1932. Her childhood was filled with country school, work on the farm, visits with her many aunts, uncles and cousins, and most of all, fun with her brothers and sisters; Bryce, Gary, Lynn, Sharon, and Linda, who brought her so much joy her whole life.
On April 18, 1951, Luan married Ronnie Fredrickson at the Zion Lutheran parsonage by Reverend Peder Nordsletten. Together, each and every day, they milked cows, grew crops, raised three children, and shared fun times with family and friends. They were married 63 years when Ronnie passed away April 20, 2014. Their children, Cyndi, Kevin, and Brady, are thankful for the treasured memories of life on the farm that last a lifetime. All of the grandchildren and great-grandchildren have shared her love as well. Luan, farmwife and mother, had many talents and countless interests. There was always a project going, whether it was gardening, sewing teddy bears, quilting, crocheting, home decorating, cooking, reading, church work (Farmer’s Market and General Store), card playing, and many get-togethers with family, friends, and neighbors.
Her sense of humor, witty comments, good conversation, and contented nature were qualities we all admired. She thoroughly enjoyed their home, and loved being home, and she always made sure the “homeplace” was warm and welcoming for all their family and friends for years and years!
Missed and loved by her children, Cyndi (Bob) Wise, Sparta; Kevin (Midge) Fredrickson, Nottingham Ridge; Brady (Sue) Fredrickson, La Crosse; grandchildren, Brett Wise, Derek (Becky) Wise, Mandi (Ryan) Denzel, Brooke (Ryan) Hushagen, Alan Fry, Ashley (Tyler) Oldenburg, Austen and Abbey Fredrickson; fifteen great-grandchildren; a sister, Sharon (Tom) Steiner; sister-in-law Mary Tryggestad; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jerry and Betty Fredrickson; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many dear friends.
Loved ones gone before: husband Ronnie; grandson, Tyler Wise; brothers Bryce, Gary, Lynn Tryggestad; and sister, Linda Ashley; sisters-in-law Rachel Tryggestad and Etsuko Tryggestad.
The family sincerely thanks the Bethel Home staff for their tender loving care of Ronnie and Luan these past ten years.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 at Zion Lutheran Church, Rural Viroqua, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Pete Beckstrand officiating. Family and friends may call Monday night at Thorson Funeral Home from 5-7 p.m. Online Condolences may be left at www.thorsonfuneralhome.com