Hamilton County


Harold Franklin Fredericksen




Harold Franklin ‘Sonny’ Fredericksen was born Nov. 7, 1926 to Chris M. and Caroline Clemonsen Fredericksen. He died Aug. 26, 2001 and is buried in Graceland Cemetery, Webster City, IA.

Petty Officer Fredericksen served with the U.S. Navy in World War II aboard the USS Colonial (LSD-18).

Harold “Sonny” Fredericksen, 74, Webster City, IA

Harold “Sonny” Fredericksen, j4, Webster City, died Sunday, August 26, 2001 at the Hamilton Hospital in Webster City. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church with Rev. Travis Schmidt officiating. Burial will be in the Graceland Cemetery at Webster City. Graveside military rites will be conducted by American Legion Post #191 of Webster City. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 11 a.m. Wednesday until the service time at the church.

Harold F. Fredericksen, son of Christian and Caroline Clemonsen Fredericksen, was born Nov. 7, 1926 at Webster City. He attended Webster City schools. During World War II, he served with the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theatre of Action. Following his discharge, he worked at the Rath Packing Company in Waterloo. In 1945, he started working at Beam (Electrolux) in Webster City. On July 11, 1954, he married Jolyn Vestweber at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. The couple resided in Webster City. Sonny retired in 1989. He had been residing at Southfield for the past 6 months.

Mr. Fredericksen is survived by his wife, Jolyn; sister and brother-in-law, Lillian and Virgil Gage of Webster City; brother and sister-in-law, Chris and Pam Fredericksen, Davenport; Donna Lu Fredericksen, Webster City; Marlyes Fredericksen of Santa Ana, Calif., brother in-law, Larry Willson of Johnston; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Marvin and James Fredericksen; sisters, Betty Hill, Carolyn Willson, brother-in-law, James Hill and nephew, Jim Hill.

He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, American Legion Post #191, and was a charter member of the United Auto Workers local #442. He was an avid advocate for the environment, one would find Sonny planting trees, flowers or enjoying fishing and golfing.

~Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA - Aug. 28, 2001 (obituary)

Source: ancestry.com