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Oliver "Ollie" E. Fredrickson

April 4, 1921 March 11, 2007
Oliver "Ollie" E. Fredrickson
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Obituary for Oliver "Ollie" E. Fredrickson

Belvidere - Oliver "Ollie" E. Fredrickson, 85, of Belvidere, died Sunday evening, March 11, 2007, in Northwoods Care Center, in Belvidere. Born April 4, 1921, in Rockford, the son of Carl O. and Hannah M. (Johansson) Fredrickson. Graduated from Rockford Central High School in 1939. He served in the U.S. Army, 15th Air Force, 465th Bombardier Group, during WWII, having flown 51 combat missions and participated in seven battles and campaigns. Oliver married Pauline (Robinson) Johnson on January 7, 1966. He lived in Rockford 66 years, and moved to Belvidere in 1987. Oliver was a machinist at Bartelt Engineering and then Anderson Bros. Manufacturing, in Rockford, retiring in 1987. Upon retirement, he worked part-time at Bob's Hardware for ten years. Oliver was a former member of Salem Lutheran Church. He enjoyed watching sports.

Oliver is lovingly survived by his son, Brian (Karen) Johnson; granddaughters, Brianna and Kelli Johnson, all of Winnebago; sister-in-law, Dorothy Fredrickson; two nieces and several nephews.

Oliver was predeceased by his parents, wife, Pauline Fredrickson on June 23, 2000, and four brothers.

Funeral Information

At Oliver's request, cremation rites have been accorded and there will be no service.

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