Kenneth Charles “Ken” Fred­ricks, age 90, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, at St. Joseph’s Res­idence in New London, Wis.

He was born May 19, 1930, to the late Andrew and Clara (Presteen) Fred­ricks.

On Aug. 8, 1959, Ken married (Valeria) Jean Diley Johnson.

Ken worked at Consolidated Papers in Appleton, Wis., until the company closed. He then worked for Service Motor Co. in Dale, Wis., until he retired.

Ken loved fishing, hunting, boating, snowmobiling and playing cards. Ken and Jean were one of the six couples who started the Dale Trailblazers Snowmobile Club. They took many vacation trips on the Mississippi River with their friends, always enjoying the outdoors.

He loved snowmobiling and trips to their cottage in Three Lakes, Wis.

Ken is survived by a son, Bruce, of Appleton; step-daughter, Jane Braun of Appleton; sister-in-law, Nila Sommer of Appleton; nieces, nephews, friends and special caregiver friends at St. Joe’s. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean; his parents; two brothers, Marvin and Orville (Evelyn); stepson-in-law, Jerry Braun; brothers-in-law, Warren (Mabel, Phyllis) Diley, and Adrian Sommer; and sister-in-law, Virginia (Norman) Julius.

Per his request, no funeral service will be held.  Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery.

The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to all the staff at St. Joseph’s Residence for their kindness and care over the past five and one-half years. You gave him companionship, love and great memories.

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Wichmann Funeral Homes of Appleton is ser­ving the Fredricks family.