Elaine M. (Swanson) Fredlick
February 4, 1935 – September 24, 2020
Elaine was born on a farm near Washington, Nebraska, to Harry and Mabel Swanson. After graduating from high school in Bennington, Nebraska, she lived in Omaha and worked for Union Pacific Railroad. It was in Omaha that she met and married Richard Fredlick. They later moved to Bettendorf, Iowa, before returning to Omaha in 1981.
In addition to raising three children, she worked for St. James Lutheran Church in Bettendorf and later Farris Engineering in Omaha. After retirement, she dedicated herself to her volunteer work at a local hospice care center, where she was the lead volunteer for more than two decades.
She was preceded in death by husband, Richard; her parents, Harry and Mabel; and brother, Don Swanson. Survived by sons, David (Joan) and Mark; daughter, Pamela (Steve Berkel); grandchildren: Nathan Berkel, Jordan Berkel, and Emelia Fredlick.
There will be a private family interment in immediate future and celebration of life to be planned later. Donations in Elaine’s memory may be made to Josie Harper Hospice House.