Funeral services for Berniece Fredericksen, 93, of Aurelia, will be today at 2 p.m. at the St. John's United Church of Christ in rural Peterson, with Pastor Bruce Rapp officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation was held at the Aurelia Community Center on Tuesday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m., with the family present from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia is in charge of arrangements.
Berniece died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center in Cherokee.
Preceding Berniece in death were her parents; her husband Carol on March 10, 2001; two brothers, Burdette Pingel and Ralph Pingel; and one sister, Francis Pingel.
Survivors include one son, Greyling and his wife Denise Fredericksen of Aurelia; one daughter, Bobbie Fiegen of Aztec, N.M.; five grandchildren, Matthew and wife Traci Fredericksen of Aurelia, Curt and wife Rachel Fredericksen of Dakota Dunes, S.D., Christa Fredericksen of Jefferson, S.D., Adam Gilleland of Aztec, N.M. and Amanda Cleveland of Bakersfield, Calif.; and thirteen great-grandchildren. Also surviving are one sister, Madonna Chapman of Okoboji; two sisters-in-law, Theone Fredericksen of Owen, Wis. and Lucille Pingel of Rogers, Ariz.; and nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends.