Elizabeth ‘Betty’ M. Fredrick


Jan. 3, 1919 - Feb. 4, 2013



Elizabeth “Betty” M. Fredrick, 94, of Watertown, passed away at her home Monday morning, Feb. 4, 2013.


Elizabeth Mina Hellendrung was born Jan. 3, 1919, in the Town of Oconomowoc, the daughter of Otto and Selma (Wiede) Hellendrung. On Jan. 10, 1942, she married Leonard F. Fredrick at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Oconomowoc. Leonard preceded her in death Feb. 24, 1989.  


Betty and her husband farmed in the Town of Oconomowoc.  


She was a member of St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Watertown and enjoyed needlepoint, crocheting, knitting, embroidery and gardening.


Betty is survived by a daughter, June (Walter) Kopfer, and a son, Robert (Lorelei) Fredrick, all of Watertown; five grandchildren, Alan (Michelle) Kopfer, James (Heather) Kopfer, Thomas Kopfer, Scott (Andrea) Fredrick and Lisa Fredrick; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Elaine Bankert of Oconomowoc; as well as other relatives and friends.


She was also preceded in death by her parents and a daughter-in-law, Delores Fredrick.


The funeral service was held on Friday, Feb. 8, at St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Watertown with the Rev. James Werner officiating. Burial was at Glenview Memorial Gardens in Ixonia.


Memorials are suggested to the church, Lakeside Lutheran High School or to the charity of one’s choice.


The Hafemeister Funeral Home of Watertown, 920-261-2218, is serving the family.  Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.