Gordon E. Fredrickson, M.D.
July 9, 1934 – July 4, 2022
Preceded in death by parents, Eric and Ethel; brothers, Burdette and Carroll Fredrickson; sister, Jeanine Brazda.
Survived by wife, Nev Fredrickson; daughters, Joni Stalder and Jeanne Fredrickson; son, Eric Fredrickson (Kathryn); grandchildren: Caitlin Keever, Kelsey Stalder, Alexander Estopare, William and Laura Fredrickson; great-grandson, Justin Moore; many nieces, nephews, and great friends.
Memorial Service: Saturday, July 9, 2022, 11AM at First United Methodist Church, 7020 Cass Street. Private Interment: Evergreen Memorial Park.
The family suggests memorials to Hillcrest Hospice, Salvation Army, Touching Hearts at Home in Omaha, or to First United Methodist Church.
Gordon E. Fredrickson was born in Wakefield, Nebraska in 1934 to Eric and Ethel Fredrickson. After he graduated from Wakefield High School, he attended Wayne State College to pursue a medical degree through the University of Nebraska.
Dr. Fredrickson graduated from University of Nebraska School of Medicine in 1959. Thereafter, he began his 38-year medical career initially as a general practitioner in Wakefield Nebraska. He married Nevaleen “Nev” Powers in 1960, and not long after was drafted into the U.S Army and stationed in Washington D.C. in the Pentagon Army Medical Office. He even was assigned as an Army Physician to the White House. He was heavily involved in caring for the Kennedy family and service at Arlington National Cemetery. From Washington, he entered the University of Iowa for residency in Dermatology.
In 1967, he moved his family to Iowa City, Iowa to begin specializing in Dermatology. After the residency, Omaha became home, where Dr. Fredrickson practiced until retiring in 1994. In post-retirement, the Fredricksons enjoyed traveling with friends as well as spending time with family at their vacation home at the Lake of the Ozarks.
Doctor Fred was a big supporter of Nebraska Football and traveled to Lincoln with friends and family for many years to attend games. Dr. Fredrickson was proud to sit on the Board of Directors at First United Methodist Church in Omaha, where he helped update the organ so his church community could continue to enjoy its musical accompaniment during services. He was also a member of The Nebraska Derm Society, The Iowa Derm Society, The American Academy of Dermatology, OFF Night, West Omaha Rotary, and a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honorary Society.
He loved his family, friends, neighbors, patients, and office staff as well as his Swedish heritage and antiques. He also enjoyed gardening where his extensive garden was immaculate.
One of his favorites quotes to live by was “Living with a Swede builds character.” Other quotes he used include, “When you think of your best qualities, they came from your Swedish Roots,” Swedes like blue,” and “Improve your image, be seen with a Swede.”
“Doctor Fred” as he was known by many of his patients, peacefully passed away in Omaha, Nebraska on July 4, 2022, with his family by his side.