Nancy Fredrikson, 73, of Brookings, passed away on Friday, October 9, 2020, at the United Living Community. There will be no services at this time.
Nancy was born on Sept. 12, 1947, in Hudson, South Dakota, to Glen and Verna (Penniston) Logue. She spent much of her life growing up around Centerville, South Dakota, and graduated from Centerville High School in 1965. Nancy gained her associate’s degree in cosmetology at South Dakota School of Cosmetology in Sioux Falls. She went on to own her own beauty shop in Centerville for a number of years.
On Dec. 29, 1967, Nancy married her high school sweetheart Eugene Fredrikson at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Centerville, SD, and the couple later had two daughters, Lisa and Mindy.
Following her work as a cosmetologist, Nancy later became a teacher’s aide, and especially enjoyed working with special needs students in the Brookings, South Dakota and Windom, Minnesota school districts. She was also actively involved in various church groups at the St. Thomas More Catholic Parish in Brookings. Nancy had a natural ability to connect with people, and she especially enjoyed visiting with others. However, of the many joys she found in life, perhaps her greatest joy was being a grandmother.
Nancy is survived by her husband, Gene Fredrikson, of Brookings; children: Lisa and Todd Paulson, of Golden Valley, MN, and Mindy and Dan Donahue, of Okinawa, Japan; and her beloved granddaughters Vivienne Paulson and Eugenie (Gigi) Donahue.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers: Jim, David, and Steve; and one sister, Mary.
Memorial donations can be sent to the Lewy Body Dementia Association at https://www.lbda.org/donate/
Or can be directed to
The Family of Nancy Fredrikson
C/O Eidsness Funeral Home
1617 Orchard Drive
Brookings, SD 57006