N. Wyelene Fredericksen -- Austin
AUSTIN -- The funeral for N. Wyelene Fredericksen was Monday at Michaelson Funeral Home in Owatonna. Burial was in Lake Crystal Cemetery in Blue Earth County, Minn.
Miss Fredericksen, 88, of Owatonna, a retired Austin teacher, died Thursday (July 10, 2003) at Cedarview Care Center in Owatonna.
She was born July 28, 1914, in Lake Crystal, Lincoln Township, Blue Earth County. She taught elementary education and art in Dodge Center and Clarion, Iowa, and from 1944 to 1945 was an occupational therapist in Boston. She then taught in Fairmont, Minn., attended the University of Minnesota for a year and received her master's degree, and from 1950 to 1951 taught at the American Military Dependents School in Heidelberg, Germany. Miss Fredericksen was an elementary art supervisor at Austin Public Schools for 25 years and retired in 1976. She had lived in Owatonna 17 years. She was a member of the Austin and Owatonna retired teachers associations and traveled extensively.
Survivors include three sisters, Elsie Williams of Lake Crystal, Frances (George) McGuire of Litchfield, Minn., and Nada (Donald) Wiggins of Owatonna. A brother preceded her in death.