Ruth L. Fredrick

  • Born: August 9, 1937
  • Died: September 25, 2021
  • Location: Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

Koepsell-Murray Funeral & Cremation Services, Beaver Dam

N7199 N. Crystal Lake Road
Beaver Dam, WI 53916

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Tribute & Message From The Family

Ruth L. Fredrick, 84, of Beaver Dam passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at the Beaver Dam Health Care Center.

A visitation for Ruth will be held on Thursday, September 30, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at St. Stephen Ev. Lutheran Church, 300 West St., Beaver Dam. A funeral service will begin at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Paul Stratman officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in the town of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.

Ruth was born in 1937, in the town of Juneau, Wisconsin the daughter of Ferd and Edna (Heintz) Lauersdorf. She was married to David Fredrick in 1956 at St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church in Juneau, Wisconsin.

Ruth was a seasonal worker at Green Giant Co., Beaver Dam for 13 years. She worked at Planar Systems, Inc. (LCD Division) in Lake Mills from 1983 till retirement in 2001. She worked at Walmart SuperCenter for a year and half.

Ruth was a faithful member of St. Stephen's Ev. Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam. She was active in Altar Guild, Radio taping services and Ladies Aid where she assisted with funeral lunches. Ruth enjoyed decorating cakes, dancing, sewing and she loved to decorate her home for Christmas.

Ruth is survived by her husband of 65 years David; her children: Pamela Cinotto, Jeffrey (Bonnie) Fredrick, Gwen (Mark) Neumann all of Beaver Dam, Timothy (fiancée Michelle Braatz) of Waupun; 11 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren; three sisters: Esther Lohneis of Beaver Dam, Bernice Planasch of Horicon and Lillian Steger of Sussex; her brother Albert (Nancy) Lauersdorf of Madison. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, infant daughter Peggy, twin infant daughters: Marlene and Darlene, her brother Edwin Lauersdorf Sr., son-in-law Mark Cinotto, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

Memorial donations in Ruth's name may be directed to St. Stephen's Ev. Lutheran Church: Altar Guild or Radio Mission Fund.

The Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at


Condolence & Memory Journal

So sorry to hear of Ruth's passing. My mom and her were best friends for over 50 years.

Posted by Rose Tiedt - COLUMBUS, WI - Friend   October 01, 2021

I have fond memories of the family gathering at Aunt Ruth & Uncle David's home in Beaver Dam. All the Lauersdorf's Family reunions at a local park in Beaver Dam where all of us kids would get together a play softball with old wooden balls. Great food, lots of fun!!!
My condolences to Uncle David and all the family I wish you all lots of great memories to keep Aunt Ruth's memory alive!!!
All my love,
Shari A. Roll-Currie

Posted by Shari Roll-Currie - Madison, WI - Family   September 30, 2021

My deepest condolences to the Fredrick family. Ruth was a kind, wise woman and a beautiful person inside and out. I'm very lucky to have known her. I'm so sorry for your loss. Thinking of all of you.

Posted by Kristi Hansen - Family Friend   September 30, 2021


My deepest sympathy to the family. A tight hug for Pam and Heather.

Posted by Linda Baca - Everett, WA - Friend   September 27, 2021

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