Wednesday, November 14, 2018



January 4, 1941—December 2, 2017

   SPARTA - Joyce A. (Kittilson) Fredrick, 76, of Sparta, passed away Saturday, December 2, 2017, at her home surrounded by family.

   She was born January 4, 1941 to Otto and Olga (Herheim) Kittilson in Madison.

   Joyce moved to Sparta at an early age and graduated from Sparta High School with the Class of 1959. She married Jerry Fredrick August 20, 1960. Joyce worked as a teller for several banks in Sparta, eventually retiring from Union National Bank in 2001.

   She was a member of St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Sparta, and was a longtime member of the St. John’s Ladies Aid. Joyce enjoyed cooking, traveling, and quilting and was a member of the Black Hole Quilters.

   Joyce is survived by her husband of over 57 years, Jerry Fredrick; her children, Brian (Teresa) Fredrick of Appleton, Stephanie (Ron) Adams of Alabama, Sue (Kevin) Wick of Bowler, and Mary (Larry) Bluem of Fall Creek; seven grandchildren: Heidi Fredrick, Holly and Amber Adams, Erin and Josh Wick, and Mitchell and Allison Watters, along with two great-grandchildren. Joyce is also survived her sisters, Marlene (Ken) Alsmo and Lorraine Johnson; a brother, Jim Kittilson; brothers and sisters-in-law, Pat (Harlan) Becker, Sue (Roy) Markwardt, and Linda (Scott) Figdore; and many nieces and nephews.

   She was preceded in death by her parents, Otto and Olga Kittilson; a brother-in-law, Don Johnson; and father and mother-in-law, Arnold and Peg Fredrick.

   A funeral service will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, December 9, at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Sparta, with Rev. John Meyer officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

   Family and friends are invited to call at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of services.

   Online condolences may be offered to the Fredrick Family at

   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church, Gundersen Health System-Hospice, or the Salvation Army.

   The family wishes to extend a sincere thank you to Gundersen Health System-Hospice team for the kind and compassionate care given to Joyce.

   The Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home

Evans Print & Media Group

1302 River Rd.
P.O. Box 252

Sparta, WI 54656-0252

Office Number: (608) 269-3186
Fax Number: (608) 269-6876


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