Josephine “Jackie” Fredricksen

Josephine “Jackie” Fredricksen, 75, Holcombe, passed away Monday, March 6, 2017.

Jackie was born Oct. 26, 1941, to Jasper and Christine (Scroppo) Amanti, in Chicago, Ill.

She grew up in Elmwood Park, Ill., and graduated from Elmwood Park High School in 1959.

She married Tom Fredricksen, and together, they resided in Elmhurst, Ill., until retirement in 1997, when they moved to Holcombe.

Her life was filled with love for her family.

She is survived by her children – Tom Jr. (Edith) Fredricksen, Jeff (Anna) Niedholdt, Steven (Heather) Niedholdt and Dawn (John) Niehus; grandchildren – Michael, Kara, Emma, Abigail, Hunter and Sam; brothers – Frank (Kay) Amanti and Jay (Corinne) Amanti; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years – Tom; and daughter – Debbie.

Memorial services will be at a later date.

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