Farming Rural 20

Wanda Lou Fredrick

September 22, 1932 ~ February 26, 2021 (age 88)


Wanda L. Fredrick, 88 of St. Paul, went home to be with her Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ on Friday, February 26, 2021.  She passed away at Brookefield Park in St. Paul.

Services will be at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, March 1, 2021 at Grace Baptist Church, 123 9th St in St. Paul.  Pastor Daniel Bear will be officiating. Services will be live streamed on the Grace Baptist Church Facebook Page.

Visitation will be from 2-4 P.M. on Sunday at Jacobsen-Greenway-Dietz Funeral Home, 411 “O” Street in St. Paul.  A Private Burial will be held in the Elmwood Cemetery in St. Paul.  Memorials are suggested to the family to be designated at a later date.

Wanda Lou Chadwick Senff Fredrick was born on September 22, 1932 in Ashland, Kansas to Charles William and Anna Barron (McMinimy) Chadwick. 

She lived on the historic Young Brothers Ranch, of which her father was a manager.  She attended Ashland Elementary School.  She moved with her family to Cope, Colorado in 1946 where they ranched.  She graduated from high school in 1950.  In the same year, the family purchased a ranch north of Rackett, Nebraska in Garden County. 

Wanda attended the Grand Island School of Business and worked at the Cornhusker Ordinance Plant. She married Fern William Senff, a farmer, on January 10, 1953 in Red Cloud, NE.  They farmed north of Bradshaw, NE for 17 years until Fern’s death on December 27, 1969. 

Wanda married James Fredrick on March 8, 1974 in Bradshaw.  In 1976 they moved south of St. Paul to farm and raise cattle. 

She worked at the Overhead Door Company in Grand Island for more than 20 years.  Jim passed away on June 29, 2008.  Wanda moved to Matelyn Retirement Community and has lived there for more than 10 years.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Bob & Bonnie Senff of Bradshaw; daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon & Keith Wellensiek of Cook, NE, Karen & Rich Laden of Colorado Springs, CO; step-children, Jon & Deb Fredrick, Laurel & Rob Gower, & Pam Conroy, all of Lincoln; sister-in-law, Phyllis Chadwick Piper of Ogallala, NE; nephew, Charles & Barb Chadwick of Oshkosh, NE; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, relatives, neighbors, and friends. 

Wanda was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Fern Senff & Jim Fredrick; older brother, William LeRoy Chadwick; & nephew, Bentley LeRoy Chadwick.

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February 28, 2021

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Jacobsen-Greenway-Dietz Funeral Home
411 O Street
St. Paul, NE 68873

Funeral Service
March 1, 2021

11:00 AM
Grace Baptist Church (St. Paul)

Private Family Inurnment

Elmwood Cemetery, St. Paul

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