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Valeria Marie (Haefner) Frederick, age 96 of Madison Lake, passed away on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 surrounded by her loving family.
Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 a.m., Monday, December 4, 2017 at All Saints Catholic Church in Madison Lake with Rev. Robert Schneider officiating. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Madison Lake. Visitation 3-7 p.m., with a rosary service at 2:45 p.m., Sunday, December 3, 2017 at Northview-North Mankato Mortuary, 2060 Commerce Drive, North Mankato. Also, one hour before the service at the church on Monday.
Memorials may be directed to All Saints Catholic Church or Mayo Clinic Health System - Mankato Hospice.
The service for Valeria will be broadcast live and recorded for later viewing by visiting www.as-ic.org.
Valeria was born on October 6, 1921; the second of 10 children to Andrew and Anna (Hartung) Haefner on the farm outside of Mankato. She attended grade school at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School in Mankato through the 8th grade. She married the love of her life Cletus Frederick, the youngest child of Nick and Mary Frederick, on May 26, 1942. Together they raised 17 children on the Frederick Farm where the door was always open to everyone.
Valeria was energetic, loving and determined. She took pleasure in the outdoors and spent her time gardening and watching all generations of their family grow. Valeria loved children and she was known as Grandma Great to many. She would keep M&M's by her side in small cups to give to them after their visits. When the beauty of roses were given to her to enjoy and the petals would begin to fall, we were always reminded to dry the rose petals to scatter on her grave when the time came. Valeria enjoyed playing cards and sewing. She traveled around the world visiting family and listening to Cletus perform with his bands in many towns and countries. After returning with band members from dance jobs, she generously fixed chicken dinner for all. She lived her life through God and also served on the board for the Church Endowment Fund and St. Ann's Altar Society. Valeria was the last of the children and in-laws of Nick and Mary Frederick. The end of a great era!
Valeria is survived by 14 of her children, Clem Frederick, Mankato, Barbara Hoffman, Mankato, Rose Mary (Darryl) Hoffman, Benson, Linda Franke, Madison Lake, Larry (Barb) Frederick, Johnstown, CO, Virginia (Chuck) Flitter, Pemberton, Nick (Linda) Frederick, North Mankato, Andy (Marilyn) Frederick, St. Peter, Mary Kay (Len) Carpenter, Eagle Lake, Clete, Jr. (Kim) Frederick, Eagle Lake, Ralph (Nan) Frederick, Duluth, Linnette (Pat) Anderson, Madison Lake, Philip Frederick (Kathy Bouley), Dayton, Darlene (Jim) Dauk, Eagle Lake; daughter-in-law, Caroline Frederick, North Mankato.
Valeria is survived by the next generations of 45 grandchildren (26 spouses), Elizabeth Dauk, Minneapolis, Matthew Dauk, Estero, FL, Emily Dauk, Madison Lake, Joshua Frederick, Elk River, Jackie (Josh) Mann, Mankato, Christopher (Emily) Frederick, North Mankato, Max (Sarah) Anderson, Madison Lake, Molly (Roger) Sward, Madison Lake, Maggie (Chris) Peterson, Madison Lake, Sophie Frederick, Duluth, Crista Frederick (Clinton), Kansas City, MO, Cari (Landon) Hoffbeck, Webster, Monica Frederick, Kansas City, MO, Angie (Eric) Moreau, St. Peter, Katie (Kyle) Jefcoat, Arlington, VA, Tracy Corcoran, North Mankato, Jennifer (Brandon) Terrell, Shoreview, Jonathan (Kirimi) Flitter, Keizer, OR, Stephanie Taylor, Stillwater, OK, Jeremy (Emily) Flitter, Mankato, Amber (Joe) Carter, Johnstown, CO, Eric Frederick, Denver, CO, Taylor Frederick, Englewood, CO, Jacob Frederick, Johnstown, CO, Brian Frederick (Nicole), Lakewood, CO, Anne (Mike) Elsner, Greenwood, IN, Mitchell (Kim) Frederick, Cheyenne, WY, Nickolas (Rebecca) Frederick, New Zealand, Cheryl Frederick, New Zealand, Stephen Frederick, New Zealand, Mike Frederick, Denver, CO, Ken Frederick, Glendale, CA, Greg (Trish) Franke, Manhattan, KS, Paul (Lori) Franke, Shawnee, KS, Michael Hoffman, Benson, Tom (Carrie) Hoffman, Nicollet, Randy (Heidi) Hoffman, NY Mills, Julie (Richard) Kunz, Eagle Lake, Ryan (Amy) Hoffman, Raytown, MO, Terry (Beth) Hoffman, Austin, TX, Todd (Kay) Hoffman, Mankato, Tim Hoffman, Detroit Lakes, Becky Frederick, Monticello, Renae Frederick, Plymouth, Gina Frederick (Lauren), St. Peter; 11 step grandchildren (5 spouses), Thomas Bouley, Dayton, Lorrie (Luke) Johnson, Minnetonka, Nicole (Joe) Praska, Minneapolis, Kristina Lopez, Duluth, Nic (Jacelyn) Davidson, St. Cloud, Andy Carpenter, Crystal Lake, IL, Sara (Tyler) Palmer, Mankato, Kelli Jones, Mankato, Nick (Jessica) Christianson, Pemberton, Kim Christianson, Mankato, Allen Johnson, North Mankato; 77 great grandchildren (3 spouses); 8 great-great grandchildren.
Valeria is also survived by her sister, Anna Marie Rohlfing, Cleveland; sister-in-law, Ida Haefner, Mankato; numerous amazing nieces and nephews, relatives and friends.
Valeria was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Cletus Frederick, December, 2001; sons, Danny Frederick, October 2013, Claver Frederick, May 2014, David Frederick, April 2016; sons-in-law, Willie Franke, January 2013, Jim Hoffman, March 2016; great grandchildren, Nicole Hoffman, Brenna Hoffman, Ella Sward; step great grandchild Kaden Carpenter; infant sister, Barbara Ann Haefner; brothers (wives), Clement (Anna), Aloysius (Bette), Anthony (Lorraine, Phyllis), Jerome (Elfern), Robert, Sylvester (Louise), Simon (JoAnne, Joan) Haefner; brother-in-law Paul Rohlfing; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Ernest and Agnes Frederick, Eva and Charles Hoehn, Elizabeth and Herman Muellerliele, William and Wanda Frederick, Otto and Gertrude Frederick, Raymond and Agnes Frederick, Adeline and Clayton Tarpy, Clare and Marie Frederick, George and Gretchen Frederick, Paul and Loretta Frederick, Angeline and Roman Haefner.
Thank you for being a part of her life. Valeria considered all friends as family.
Published on December 1, 2017
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