Patty Lou (Fredericksen) Dall
Aug 29, 1934 – Feb 18, 2017
The family will receive friends Wednesday, Feb. 22nd from 6pm to 8pm at the Bel Air Chapel. SERVICES Thursday, Feb. 23rd at 1pm at Northwest Hills United Church of Christ, 9334 Fort St. Interment, Mount Hope Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the family.
Patty was the youngest of three daughters (Doris and Edith) born on August 29, 1934 in Omaha to Fern and Leonard Fredericksen. As a young girl, while attending Central Park Grade School she was involved in Girl Scouts where she learned to sew. She became an extremely talented seamstress. At North High School, she twirled baton and was a member of the Nebraska Baton Twirlers Association, performing at many events including the Ak-Sar-Ben Rodeo. She also taught baton lessons. After graduating in 1952, she attended UNO for a short time before getting a job at Opitz Chevrolet where she met her future husband, Peter.
On October 3, 1954, Peter and Patty were married at Kountze Lutheran Church in Omaha and they made their home on the family farm. Being a city girl, Patty had to get used to being a farmer’s wife. She and her mother-in-law, Ruth, had an egg route. She even learned to butcher and clean chickens and can vegetables.
Four days after her 21st birthday, their first child, Debra, was born prematurely on September 2, 1955. Two years later their son, Daniel, was born in a snow storm on November 18, 1957. The road grader and snow plow had to clean the road just to get Patty to the hospital. While Debbie and Danny were little, Patty was involved in the Douglas County Extension club and Royal Neighbors.
In 1967, Patty went back to work at Treasure City in Omaha. Over the years, she also worked at G.E.M., Woolco, Commercial Optical, and finally Nebraska Furniture Mart where she retired in August 1999. She did continue to work part-time in the carpet warehouse until her first cancer surgery in December 2007.
She enjoyed spending time with her family. Her hobbies included pinochle and canasta card clubs, church outings, and sewing. She made wedding dresses for her daughter, daughter-in-law, granddaughter, and nieces as well as many bridesmaid dresses and outfits for the family.
After a long 10-year battle with lung cancer, Patty died on February 18, 2017, at the age of 82. She was preceded in death by her son, Daniel; her parents, Fern and Leonard; her sisters and brothers-in-law, Doris and Roland Gamber, Edie and Jack Kelly. She is survived by Peter; her daughter, Debra; son-in-law, Robert; daughter-in-law, Caroline; grandchildren: Heather (Kyle) Waite, Bryan, Tamra, and Corey Dall; great-grandchildren: Alex, Kaylie, and Dylan Waite, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and special friends.